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Question 1: The practice of relying upon dharmapālas began in ancient ________ as part of the Buddhist tantra tradition, and spread to Tibet and Japan.
India and the Non-Aligned MovementIndiaLok SabhaResearch and Analysis Wing

Question 2: In ________ Buddhism, a dharmapāla (Tibetan chos-kyong) is a type of wrathful deity.
Tibetan BuddhismVajrayanaSamayaLineage (Buddhism)

Question 3: The many forms of Mahakala, for example, are emanations of ________ (sometimes related to the Hindu god Shiva).
AvalokiteśvaraAtishaMaitreyaTara (Buddhism)

Question 4: Though dharmapālas have a terrifying appearance and countenance, they are all ________ or buddhas, meaning that they are embodiments of compassion that act in a wrathful way for the benefit of sentient beings.
BodhisattvaGuan YinMaitreyaAvalokiteśvara

Question 5: Only the dharmapālas that have realized ________ are seen as an object of Buddhist refuge.
Buddhist philosophyŚūnyatāAtishaMūlamadhyamakakārikā

Question 6: As Geshe ________ of the NKT says:
Henepola GunaratanaEdward ConzeChögyam TrungpaKelsang Gyatso

Question 7: The name means "________-defender" in Sanskrit, and the dharmapālas are also known as the Defenders of the Law (Dharma), or the Protectors of the Law, in English.

Question 8: The Damchen were originally Tibetan mountain-spirits who were bound under oath to protect the Dharma by ________ and other Buddhist saints during the period of transmission of Buddhism from India to Tibet.
Tibetan BuddhismTara (Buddhism)AtishaPadmasambhava

Question 9: [1] Dharmapāla can be Buddhas, ________ or Dharmarajas (Damchen in Tibetan).
Guan YinMaitreyaAvalokiteśvaraBodhisattva

Question 10: In Vajrayana ________ and thangka depictions, dharmapālas are fearsome beings, often with many heads, many hands, or many feet.
Madonna (art)Gothic artIconographyHalo (religious iconography)

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