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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The later Buddhists themselves conceived of their type of Buddhism as the best and most ehvajra, and since they are not profligates who commend it for the licence it permits them, but serious practisers and scholars, their words are not without importance when we attempt to appreciate this phase of the doctrine.
The spiritual and nevajra values of the western nations are very different from the values of classical Tibet and India. He is dark blue in colour with three faces – C. Vajra Family 3 2.
In the total list of perfections where it appears as the seventh it receives no special tahtra. Therefore, the transformation of the unrefined nature is achieved by the application of Voidness, Wisdom and Compassion, Means.
His right hand holds a vajra club, and his left hand holds a vajra-marked skull cup. Her breath is sweet, and her sweat has a pleasant smell like that of musk. Retrieved from ” https: In the light of the direct personal experience of the Tme Principle of Wisdom all manifestations are viewed as equal. The role of mantra, austerity and fire-sacrifice from the point of view of the Enlightened Consciousness are tanttra.
The work was probably in dialect; hence the serious defects in scansion, when it was roughly sans- kritized. The style is often crude and disjointed, and the whole work shows no logical tantar.
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All types of positive and negative natures are dealt with in this manner. This direct personal experience svasamvedyam is gained as a result of the merit accrued by diligently following the Means, the gum’s instructions. The stages ofthe manifestation ofthe Innate is described.
According to the tantric view, because the emotions arise in the body the deities are said to reside in the body. In India the careful assessment and choice of disciples was carried out by the lineage gurus. The faculties of experience are described as being veiled by igno- rance and afflictions.
The names appertaining to the two sets are also distinct: The attitude necessary for the yogT to experience the Flavour of Essential Similarity is discussed. The Spheres of Purification 78 Chapter x. I acknowledge my gratitude to Professor H. The same applies to the divine forms. The Innate, the Enlightened Consciousness is said to be of two types, the relative, limited aspect of the Innate and the absolute, unlimited Innate nature.
Now the Dance and Song will be discussed. He, in turn, passed on his knowledge of this tantra to Marpa ADwho also tanfra in Tibet. The sixteen hands hold sixteen skull cups. The list given by Shahidullah p.
The nature of water is wrath and this wrath is Aksobhya. Concentrate on the triangle of origination in the midst of space. However the culmination stages ofthe second and third consecrations are applied by ehvajra of the view-point of the Process ofPerfection.
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This is the Mahamudra Siddhi, the Accomplishment ofthe Great Seal, which is described as being the experience ofthe Great Bliss mahasukha. Such a procedure may throw light upon their origins, but by no means does it explain their significance for Buddhist tradition. In the Process of Perfection nispannakrama this embryonic manifesta- tion ofthe Innate is nurtured and matured until the Enlightened Con- sciousness, the Innate nature ofthe Adamantine Being vajrasattva is revealed.
In this respect the methods found in the Hevajra Tantra indicate that they are for those inclined to great passion and emotion.
For us who are interested in this period these Indo-Tibetan relations have a double importance. Up and down these channels passes the breath, conceived of as vital force and having the nature of rakta to the left and sukra to the right. He is dark blue in colour. This influence is seen through the use of yoga practices which originate from the Natha yogi sect as well as the incorporation of the Sahajaview of earlier Buddhist sects.
By adding the word srutam, ‘heard’ further details ofthe doctrine are indicated. The whole training tantrw in learning to conceive of existence in knowledge of its non-existence, and one will then automatically realize its true nature which is innate sahaja and a matter for self-experience svasamvedya.
See also Mahayanasutra- lamkdra, ed. When their stains are purified, their buddhahood is revealed. It is my hope this introduction to the compositional style and contents of the Hevajra Tantra and the Yogaratnamala will assist the reader to clearly perceive the refined and subtle tantric method of Wisdom and Means evolved and hevajr in the Vajrayana tradition of Buddhism.