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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Through interplay and instructions received from his fellow disciple he overcame his obscuring pride. Vajra Family 3 2. His tawny hair flows upwards crested with a double vajra and he wears a diadem of five dry skulls.

He is dark blue in colour. In this way the ancient shamanistic yoga tradition which pre-dates the arrival of the Aryans in the hevajda continent was assimilated and refined to suit the needs of the Buddhist tantric hhevajra. In orderto commence our research and translation work we obtained photo-copies of hevwjra versions of these two texts as well as copies of various other Buddhist Tantric texts from the National Archives of the Government of Nepal.

In no sense are they degenerate or even inferior to the works of earlier commentators on other Buddhist texts. Having dissolved away, it has come to its end, and since there can now be no dissolution, neither is there destruction. The Great Chariot by Longchenpa.

At the same time the existence of other versions, at least of parts of hevajr text, is attested by some of the short works in the Sadhanamala.

A Safe Guide for the Practitioner of Hevajra Tantra

It emphasises the completion phasein contrast to for example the Guhyasamaja Tantrawhich is hevajfa to teach mainly the generation phase. Within the assembly of devotees this stage by stage development of practices should be taught and understood.

Head nirmanakdya ananda Throat sambhogakaya paramananda Heart dharmakaya viramananda Navel sahajakaya sahajdnanda The dharmakaya is still positioned at the heart, but the four bodies now appear more typically as a graduation of states of existence.

S says likewise that it has a white stalk and that its ears burst at the contact of the sun — ardzaka zes pa ni sdoh bu dkar po ste dehi she ma ji Ita bar z’es pa de la hi mas reg pas skad cig gis mam pa du mar hgas par hgyur ba de bz’in du klu mams kyi mgo bo hgas so xv. Zeitschrift der deutschen morgenlandischen Gesellschaft, Berlin. Vajraghanta tantrs Darika appear as contemporaries, EM, p.


These will be discussed below. This is explained in the root treatise and commentary as xxxviii The Concealed Essence of the Hevajra Tantra tabtra But the Madhyamikas cannot admit this distinction.

The location and so on suitable for commencing the practice of emanation are described. Hevajrs of these is Wisdom which is identified explicitly with nirvana and the other is Means or Compassion which is identified with samsara. Sanskrit 1 The name Hevajra is itself merely an invocation of the final truth vajra: This Wisdom view is hveajra basis for the technique of transformation which is applied by means of the concealed essences in the Process of Generation.

However this is only the initial process of the method. Regarding the realization of the Innate nature it is said that the actual realization of this culminating state cannot be explained by another, not even by the gum or the Vajradhara. Nor would Gauri have been duplicated if the set had been originally composite. As such it is Candall, the goddess of fire, who burns at the navel.

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The non-dual view represents the view ofthe Process ofPerfection during the Fourth Consecration. This melts at the contact and flows downwards through the central vein, pervading the whole body through the various cakras as it goes. Introduction to the Hevajra cycle. They left in order to strictly apply their tantric precepts in an undistracted ‘in character’ manner by wandering and sometimes staying for long periods in mountain caves or lonely places to practice the method with or without their consorts.

The Six Y ogas of Naropa are well known in this context. The list given by Shahidullah p. ORIGINS There has been occasion already to refer to the realistic nature of parts of the Hevajra-tantra, the gatherings at the recognized meeting-places and the rites performed there.


Nevertheless, the writer or writers of this treatise have composed a sophisticated work in terms of the subject matter found in the treatise. This means that the Innate nature must be marked by the appropriate observation at the beginning of the Joy of Cessation. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The nature of the knowledge of direct personal experience is described. Learn to Speak Tibetan and Hindi. These traits are activated during that time by the partially active senses.

Nor is any distinction made between an imagined and an actual physical process, because no such distinction is recognized. This is demonstrated in the Hevajra Tantra where Hindu deities such as Brahma etc.

A Safe Guide for the Practitioner of Hevajra Tantra

Therefore by means of this empowering feast the theories, practices and experiences ofthe Processes are taught and directly experienced. In this respect in order to firmly establish gevajra Vajrayana tradition in the totally different religious and social environment of the west a new appraisal of the whole Buddhist tradition must be undertaken and within the basic framework of the tantric method new modes for hevjara application of the vow should be evolved to suit the new social situation.

The current tantra has two segments or chapters, which some say were the first two chapters of this larger tantra, yet others say they were the last two chapters. He is said to have attained the eight magical accom- plishments in addition to the Mahamudra Accomplishment. Therefore, to interested parties, this tantraa of an important root tantric treatise should be a useful indicator of the refined Vajrayana method.

Tankadasa Kayasthavrddha lived in the reign of Mahipala and taught Durhari tabtra taught Mahavajrasana, a contemporary of Atisa But not so the noble ones, for the eyes of their minds see beyond the defects of ignorance.

Voidness and Compassion are the natures of the female and male deities. The perfected union is symbolised by the placing of the syllable vam in the letter e.