By Martin J. Boord, Rig-'Dzin Rdo-Rje, Rig-'Dzin Rgod-Ldem, Rig-'Dzin Padma 'Phrin-Las
This crucial choice of teachings from the Northern Treasures Vajrakila cycle comprises 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 tips on how to take those practices right into a closed retreat and hire them for the top good thing about oneself and all residing beings. Having turn into empowered within the mandala of Vajrakila via a grasp guru, trainees might use the skillful esoteric suggestions, defined herein, as a way to increase a profound experiential sure bet of the real nature of fact. those texts are manuals, designed to be studied by way of disciplined people who desire to teach themselves in skilful altruism. they're conventional tools for overcoming the instincts of egoistic self-interest, permitting the brain to turn into focussed at the basic welfare of the realm, in order that valuable adjustments of significant social price could be led to in either inspiration and behavior. Painstakingly researched and annotated, this quantity contains English translations of 8 very important 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 in the directions for the instruction and security of the retreat zone are hitherto unpublished info of the capability to suppress some of the periods of afflicting demons (sri) which are capability explanations of downfall for all tantric yogins. this is often an historic and very important point of vajrayana ritual perform that has been a lot ignored formerly.
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NAMAJ:I SAMANTA-KAYA VAK-CITTA-VAJRANAM. OM GHA GHA GHATAYA GHATAYA SAR VADU$TAN. q. ��·It�·��·� '< HUM Listen here, all you obstructors and misleaders! From the very summit of existence, all the way down, and from the very base of hell, all the way up, all those who cause trouble for me must go elsewhere. Do not stay here! OM SUMBHA NISUMBHA HOM. G�NA G�NA HUM. G�HNApAYA G�HNApAYA HUM. ANAYA HOJ:I. BHAGAVAN VAJRA VlDYARAJA HUM PHA r. r. � l'�'l'�'� q�q�� q�'q�'� �. � " " HOM I am Vajrakumara and from my heart emanate the ten wrathful 16 kings who annihilate the ten non-virtues (killing, stealing, sexual mis conduct, lying, slander, harsh speech, idle gossip, covetousness, mali cious thoughts and wrong views).
L&·lq�·�qQ]��·i�·11 You who are beautiful with the morality of the three vows 10 (pratimok$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). l&·lq�·�qQ]��·i�·11 '" " You who have realized the purity of all possible appearances within the depths of the dharmakaya, And have truly been embraced by the sign of the unmixed wisdom colours, Most kind incarnation, my root guru (Ba-gnas sprul-sku U-rgyan bstan-'dzin), We pray to you to grant us strength, power and siddhi (mundane and supreme).
3D This raven head is believed to be especially pernicious, such that whomsoever passes beneath its shadow will suffer fits of apoplexy. When he moves in the night, he conquers the four directions. When he moves during the day, 30 Tibetan icons, however, almost invariably depict Rahu with ten heads. he overthrows the four intermediate directions. Moving through the sky between heaven and earth, he burns the entire traidhatuka. He inflicts infectious diseases upon man and beast and devours the sun and the moon.
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