Guardian : Of Buddhadharma

Skanda Bodhisattva
faces the Buddha in the main shrine,
because he guards the Buddha.

Skanda Bodhisattva
faces the last page of the Sutras,
because he guards the Dharma.

Skanda Bodhisattva
faces us when we face him,
reminding us to guard the Buddha/dharma too.

Notes: Skanda (Weituo) Bodhisattva images are usually
placed to face the Buddha image in Chinese temples,
while pictures of him grace the end of Sutras.

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