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Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, was a legendary figure in Tibetan Buddhism. He is believed to have been born in India in the 8th century and was instrumental in spreading Buddhism to Tibet. Padmasambhava is considered the founder of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, the oldest of the four major schools. Known for his magical powers, Padmasambhava is said to have subdued the demons and negative forces that hindered the spread of Buddhism in Tibet. He is also credited with writing many important texts and teachings, including the famous Tibetan Book of the Dead. Padmasambhava is revered as a great master and teacher in Tibetan Buddhism, and his legacy continues to inspire and guide practitioners around the world. His teachings emphasise the importance of compassion, wisdom and mindfulness in achieving enlightenment.

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