15 May deity or deity
(Tib, lha , Wyl. Lha ) In tantra, the principle of deities is a way of communicating. It is difficult to relate to the presence of enlightened energies if they have no form or basis for personal communication. Deities are understood as metaphors, which personalize and capture the infinite energies and qualities of the Buddhas' wisdom mind. Impersonating them in the form of deities allows the practitioner to recognize and relate to them. Through training in creating and reabsorbing the deities in visualization practice, he realizes that the mind that perceives divinity and divinity itself are not separate.