G. W. Farrow • I. Menon The Concealed Essence of the Hevajra Tantra With the Commentrary Yogaratnamala G.W. FARROW and I MENON MOTILAL. Shri Hevajra is a principal meditational deity of the Anuttarayoga classification in Buddhist Tantra. According to the Sakya system Hevajra belongs to the. हेवज्र तन्त्रम – संस्कृत मूल एवम हिन्दी अनुवाद (The Hevajra Tantra). Item Code: NAC Cover: Hardcover. Edition: Publisher.

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This Vajra, known as the Gem, meaning the adamantine gem, is referred to in the famous Bodhisattva mantra, om mani padme hum. Above the central head is another head. It appears that there were two views regarding the style of consecra- tion into the tantra.

A question regarding the utility of emanating a deity as an antidote is asked. It is hevanra therefore that I have attempted to do in the case of the Hevajra- tantra.

The profane nature of the mind continually obscures and conceals the Enlightened Con- sciousness, the divine, Innate. As a result, Buddhism was declared the state religion and Phagpa was given authority over three of Tibet’s provinces. Brough and myself in Nepal.

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The benefits of the practice are enumerated. After that, in accordance with the degree ofthe sensibility ofthe disciple the Master, Secret, Wisdom and Fourth marked hebajra the Moments are to be known. In the Process of Completion utpannakrama the union of the two purified forms, mandalas and the seed syllables ofthe deities of Wisdom and Means is performed.

O bearer oftheVajra, until the attainment of enlightenment act for the benefit ofbeings! By concentrating upon this both breath and thought become controlled.

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Y et, then how is that the non-existent is still visible etc. In conformity with the five- fold tanrta, men are envisaged as belonging by nature to one of five families, each represented by one of the Five Buddhas, and the mandala suitable for such a man would have the Buddha of his family at the centre.


In fact these gantra indicate the identity of the one with the other, in a way in which no other symbols can possibly do. Hegajra nature of Great Bliss experienced in the Mahamudra Consecration is described. The tutelary god Hevajra is described, with all the rites and ceremonies used in his worship, in the sutra of the Hevajra tantra, which figured historically in the conversion of the Mongolian emperor Khoubilaii in the thirteenth century A.

It is said that this knowledge is the marking of the Moments, in accordance with the guru’s instructions, by means of that Gem. The mantras for offerings to the demi-gods, the seed-syllables of the Buddhas, the principal mantras of the deities, the mantra for empowering the Body, Speech and Mind, the mantra for purifying the site and the mantras for the various activities are listed.

The second kind of opinion is of gevajra radicals who are earnest in researching the doctrines of Vajra-Love and ambitious to introduce and translate it for the West, but care little about the ancient rules or about the reactions of different hevzjra readers. In the Process of Generation the goddesses who purify the components of the different faculties are mentioned.

The spiritual and social values of the western nations are very different from the values of classical Tibet and India. It may be all very well to say that samsara is nirvana if one remains in nirvana — mystic realizationhevzjra the theory, to say the least, lends itself to considerable misunderstanding, if one remains in samsara — normal phenomenal existence and still tanyra that all is nirvana.

To the 1 Advayavajrasamgraha, p.

The Circle of the Yoginiis described from the view-point of the Process of Completion. The ‘corpse’ represents the non-existence of a self in all natures. However this is only the initial process of the method. Meeting it at cross section, at the navel, the heart, the throat, and the head, there are imagined four lotuses of varying numbers of petals, representing minor veins. His seniority to Saroruha and Kam- pala, Taranatha confirms quite incidentally in the biographies, when he makes him a contemporary of Vilasyavajra.


They are not pure symbol as we might interpret them. If he then makes a mark with the chalk on the neck of a spherical vessel, that very thing will appear on the necks of the victim and his followers. That is, the union of these two components symbolizes the union of the two deities of Wisdom and Means.

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One may first envisage the syllable ram which is the primeval hevjra. It is stated hevajr the commentary that a speciality of the Wisdom and Means method is that it can be practiced with or without an external consort. The Tibetan Canon, itself representative of Indian Buddhism, consists of two parts.

One should write the name of an enemy on an arka- leaf with the juice of poisonous mustard and burning citraka, and throwing it in a fire chaff, recite this mantra ten thousand times: This unsophisticated style accords with the view on compositional style found in the Pradipodyotana commentary on the Guhyasamaja Tantra and the Vimalaprabha commentary on the Kalacakra Tantra.

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This is the great knowledge that exists in all phenomenal forms, dual by nature and yet free of duality, the Lord whose essence is both existence and non-existence. The first opinion is of those conservatives who advocate that Tantric Doctrines should be kept secret.

The old forms receive now hevajjra significance, and it would be absurd to deny the new significance because of the old forms.