Vajrapani is a Buddha who embodies the spiritual power of all enlightened beings.
His name, which means ‘Vajra Holder’, indicates that he is the lineage holder of Buddha’s Vajrayana teachings in general and of Highest Yoga Tantra in particular, and that he has a special power to destroy delusions – the true enemies of living beings.
Through his blessings and inspiration we can gain the inner strength to face our daily problems and sufferings, and to eliminate our delusions, especially self-grasping ignorance, which continually rob us of inner peace and destroy our happiness.
Vajrapani appears in a wrathful aspect, displaying his power to overcome outer, inner, and secret obstacles. At the time of Buddha Shakyamuni he manifested as a Bodhisattva disciple in order to show Buddha’s disciples how to be perfect Mahayana disciples.