Heruka (12-armed) 1
An enlightened Deity of Highest Yoga Tantra who is the manifestation of the compassion of all Buddhas. He is also the embodiment of the union of the very subtle blissful mind and emptiness, the ultimate nature of all things—the way things actually exist, symbolized by his embracing Vajravarahi. The various aspects of his body reveal the basis we need to abandon, the spiritual path that we need to practice, and the result that we need to accomplish. For example, his twelve arms teach us to abandon samsara, the cycle of twelve dependent-related links, and his four faces teach us to realize ultimate truth by meditating on the four doors of perfect liberation.