By Martin J. Boord, Rig-'Dzin Rdo-Rje, Rig-'Dzin Rgod-Ldem, Rig-'Dzin Padma 'Phrin-Las
This crucial number of teachings from the Northern Treasures Vajrakila cycle contains liturgical perform texts (sadhana) from the unique treasure revelations, including explanatory notes and commentaries by way 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 good thing about oneself and all residing beings. Having turn into empowered within the mandala of Vajrakila via a grasp guru, trainees may perhaps use the skillful esoteric recommendations, defined herein, with a purpose to improve a profound experiential simple task of the genuine nature of fact. those texts are manuals, designed to be studied via disciplined people who desire to educate 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 normal welfare of the realm, in order that precious adjustments of serious social worth might be caused 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 in the directions for the instruction and defense of the retreat quarter are hitherto unpublished info of the capability to suppress a number of the sessions of afflicting demons (sri) which are strength factors of downfall for all tantric yogins. this can be an historic and very important point of vajrayana ritual perform that has been a lot overlooked previously.
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7), Rahu has 33 comets named Tamasakilaka (Small Kila of Darkness) as his offspring. These appear from time to time as observable disturbances on the surface of the sun (sun spots), which can be correlated to dust-storms, earth quakes and famines on Earth, as well as to outbreaks of disease and destructive tendencies among men. 28 According to Varahamihira, when these dark spikes assume the form of a raven (dhvarlk�a), their effects are inevitably evil. '29 In the opening chapter (nidana) of this source we learn of the great rak�asa called Yak�ajvala who blazed with fire upon the summit of Mount Meru and his wife, the naginl Vajraya�i, who heaved with passionate desire in the depths of the great ocean.
From that mantra arises 28 my mighty consort 'Khor-Io rgyas-'debs-rna. She is blue-black in colour with one face, two arms and a radiant smile. With a vajra and skull full of blood in her two hands, she holds me in a sexual embrace and we remain in union in the depths of the fire at the end of time. Our bod ies are vast, our limbs are rough and we emit a violent roar. Without wavering from the state of awakened self-awareness we arise in the state of perfect shining clarity. �g From the playful union of method and wisdom, four goddesses spring out from the heart of Vajrakila and summon the guardian gods of the ten directions, depriving them of their power.
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