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Religion Library: Mahayana Buddhism

Gender and Sexuality

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Images of spiritually powerful and advanced female figures are common in the Mahayana—Tara, who guides and protects her devotees; Prajnaparamita, who embodies wisdom. Some Mahayana schools employ sexual imagery to symbolize the union of wisdom and skillful means, and the overcoming of oppositions.

 
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