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By Martin J. Boord, Rig-'Dzin Rdo-Rje, Rig-'Dzin Rgod-Ldem, Rig-'Dzin Padma 'Phrin-Las

ISBN-10: 3942380056

ISBN-13: 9783942380058

This crucial selection of teachings from the Northern Treasures Vajrakila cycle contains liturgical perform texts (sadhana) from the unique treasure revelations, including explanatory notes and commentaries by means of the seventeenth century grasp Padma 'phrin-las on how one can take those practices right into a closed retreat and hire them for the top advantage of oneself and all residing beings. Having turn into empowered within the mandala of Vajrakila by means of a grasp guru, trainees could use the skillful esoteric recommendations, defined herein, with a purpose to improve a profound experiential sure bet of the real nature of fact. those texts are manuals, designed to be studied through disciplined people who desire to educate themselves in skilful altruism. they're conventional equipment for overcoming the instincts of egoistic self-interest, permitting the brain to turn into focussed at the normal welfare of the realm, in order that necessary adjustments of serious social worth should be caused in either proposal and behavior. Painstakingly researched and annotated, this quantity contains English translations of 8 vital texts, including a lot of the unique Tibetan. in the directions for the instruction and security of the retreat zone are hitherto unpublished info of the capability to suppress many of the sessions of afflicting demons (sri) which are strength explanations of downfall for all tantric yogins. this is often an old and important point of vajrayana ritual perform that has been a lot overlooked formerly.

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It was evidently of great interest to Dalai Lama V, and relied upon heavily by his regent Sangs-rgyas rgya-mtsho as well as by Lo-chen Dhar­ masri (1654-1718) in their astrological writings, and then, again, by our author Padma 'phrin-las, all three of whom were proteges of Dalai Lama V. Since their time, however, it seems to have disappeared and the Potala archive no longer contains this text. The citations that we have, however, clearly mark it out as an original Tibetan composition (as suggested by Thu'u-bkvan), incorporating both Chinese and Indian motifs.

Q]�'c3-l����l'�'�'c3-l� '{l��·���q·q�·lq�·�n,]·l�·1 c3-lfT�·�q·\1�·�-g�n,]·qE\�·�l·�n,]·"'l·' Q]�n,]·q-r:z:�q���·lq�·�q-Q]��·"in,]·" You who have seen the essential meaning, The high point of the teachings of Mitra and tantra, Padma dbang-rgyal who was predicted by Padmasambhava and sKal-bzang bdud-'dul rdo-rje, preeminent among scholars and adepts, We pray to you to grant us strength, power and siddhi (mundane and supreme). l&·lq�·�qQ]��·i�·11 You who are beautiful with the morality of the three vows 10 (pratimok$a, bodhicitta, guhyamantra) And very pure in your practice of the three trainings (sila, samadhi, prajfiil), mNyam-nyid rdo-rje the bodhisattva, And Theg-mchog bstan-' dzin the vajra holder, We pray to you to grant us strength, power and siddhi (mundane and supreme).

Thus the elements of the outer world are established as the vast ma1J4ala of Vajrakila. BHROM VISVAVISUDDHE RATNABHANDHA JNANA E MANQALA BHRUM. q;q:l\'� �'a5l'q�'���'�'qlO\'�'�l���'� "(�c6���1:�:�·1�·�:ql·���·� -v- C'\ -v- " -v- HOM Clearly visualising the cosmic thousand-million-world system as the universal klla, from the syllable BHRUM within its vast knot arises an utterly terrifying charnel ground marzr;lala. Blue-black in colour, it is triangular in shape and blazes with half-moons and precious jewels.

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A Roll of Thunder From the Void: Vajrakila texts of the Northern Treasures Tradition by Martin J. Boord, Rig-'Dzin Rdo-Rje, Rig-'Dzin Rgod-Ldem, Rig-'Dzin Padma 'Phrin-Las


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