Text. Hevajra Tantra, the King of Tantras (Skt. Hevajranāmatantrarāja; Tib. ཀྱེའི ་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཞེས་བྱ་བ་རྒྱུད་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་པོ་, Wyl. kye’i. A Buddhist Tantra of twenty chapters, thought to have originated in the eighth century. The name is based on the male deity Hevajra, a personified symbol for the. THE core of this work is an edition of the Hevajra-tantra, based upon a. Nepalese manuscript, which was kindly lent me by Professor Giuseppe Tucci. This text.

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Subjugating Chapter ix. This simple scheme is of great interest in that it illustrates so well the fantastic conclusions that extreme monism of this kind must arrive at, when its sole measure of what is real tattva is the mystic state. The consecra- tion for bestowing etxt knowledge is the Wisdom Consecration.

The other left hands hold a bow and a skull cup. Thank you so much. Kailash on his back and carry it to Lanka. The rules and mantras for the performance of fire-sacrifices are given.

Hevajra Tantra

It is one of the so-called ” Three Holy Places of Tibet “, associated with the body hevaura, speechand mind aspects of Chakrasamvara and Vajravarahi. That is, the instructions given by the master to the disciple in order that the stages of the consecration can be realized and stabilized. The positive hhevajra negative emotions found in the personality are the unpurified manifestations of the principal deities.

The appropriate family of male and female deities and their retinues are bestowed upon the disciple by the gum, by means of the consecration rite, only after ascer- taining the dominant emotion which colours the personality of the disciple. The Taoists, treating of similar practices, are certainly more explicit. Nor is any real distinction to be made between an esoteric and exoteric interpretation, between the few who know all these things are symbols, and the many who place faithful trust in them.

The deliberate eating and drinking of things abhorrent differs nothing in kind from the deliberate meditation upon unpleasant things, such as the gross nature of the human body or the manner of disintegration of a corpse, practices which had previously been found helpful in overcoming natural pp. Such commentaries and works of exegesis as I have so far had occasion to refer to are works that show considerable knowledge of their subject, well written and entirely serious in their intention.


The practice with a Wisdom consort, a female practitioner, is an integral part ofthe radical, purely tantric method advocated by Krsnacarya.

There are two complete collections of these biographies preserved in Tibetan, one in the canon itself and the other in the works of Taranatha. However these blissful states and their powers are only staging points on the way to full enlightenment.

This is all the more unfortunate in that it affects chiefly the more important names, just because of the renown that attached to them.

As a result, Buddhism was declared the state religion and Phagpa was given authority over three of Tibet’s provinces. Thus the sound a at the navel is both the bodhicitta masculine in association and Nairatmya feminine in association who unites with the bodhicitta in the head. Thereafter the pupil is free to pursue the practice of strenuous meditation and physical self-control, and after five years tatra more he will perhaps succeed.

The four consecrations and their relationship with the four stages of the refined erotic union are given. One of these is Wisdom which is identified explicitly with nirvana and the other is Means or Compassion which is identified with samsara. The literal interpretations, so useful to us, that they sometimes heajra, are merely incidental to the main intention, and are therefore seldom plainly stated, but must more often be deduced.

The style of consecration forthe monk was probably given more in the manner found today which uses the Erotic Metaphor of Union. In the Process of Generation the goddesses who purify the components of the different faculties are mentioned.

It would be possible to identify him with the author of our commentary. This idea precedes the tantras themselves; they seem to give it actual substance for a period, and then it returns again to the sphere of pure idea.


Manuscript studied at the Royal Asiatic Society, Calcutta. Convinced of the essential reality of the mystical experience itself, a man may deny reality to- rational and sensual experience, which can only realize itself in diversity.

Hevajra Tantra – Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia

For them essence [svabhava and manifestation [utpada are equally unreal, or in terms of actual experience: At Kailash these were under the leadership heavjra the great pandita Yakgangpa pan chen yag sgang pawho is also called according to MK, pg. This is the physical refined procreative drama which was utilized in the rite of consecration found in the Hevajra Tantra. This statement indicates the centers of the Body, Speech and Mind which are located in the Buddha realms within the yogi’s body.

In order to fully examine, research and appraise the Krama, the Processes of Generation, Completion and Perfection, found in the Hevajra Tantra it is first necessary to examine and understand the compositional components of a Vajrayana tantric treatise, in the com- mentary, following the view found in the Uttara Tantra ofthe Guhy asamaja Tantra, it is said that a tantra is a treatise which has three compositional facets, namely the Source facet ofthe tantra, the Fruit facet of the tantra and the Means facet ofthe tantra.


Bu-sTon also lists among the lost 1 EM, p. In his history Taranatha writes of Dharmakirti, the logician, whom he regards, however, as a follower of the tantras, naming Vajraghanta or Darika or Tengi as his vajracarya. Kailashleaving their footprints in the rock.

His tawny hair streams up surmounted with a crossed vajra. Indeed these views, usages and superstitions must be shorn away from the relevant material in order that the timeless essentials of the tantric tradition can be presented to, transmitted to and assimilated xvi The Concealed Essence of the Hevajra Tantra by discriminating, intelligent westerners.

One has to accept such facile equations as merely emphasizing a hwvajra meaning, and pass them by.