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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The Tantric reverence towards, and hevaira on, women in general and the yoni in particularis born out in the following three quotes from the text; as is the clearly intimate nature of most higher and secret rituals:.
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Neither do these exist, since there is no arising of anything whatsoever, and it is the same with sound and the rest.
Therefore evam maya refers to the successful activation or actualization of the method of min- gling Wisdom and Means. Also quoted in Subhasita-samgraha, p. In texxt their tantric vows yogis ate meat and drank wine as parts of the sacrament. This Vajra, known as the Gem, meaning the adamantine gem, is referred to in the famous Bodhisattva mantra, om mani padme hum. In this whole process of self-help nothing 1 Concerning the notion of mysterium tremendum see Rudolf Otto, The Idea of the Holy translated by J.
The name is based on the male deity Hevajraa personified symbol for the Buddhist concept of a supreme being in the gevajra of nondualityand as such he is most often depicted or visualized in union Tib. The practice with a Wisdom consort, a female practitioner, is an integral part ofthe radical, purely tantric method advocated by Krsnacarya.
The Hevajra Tantra can therefore be described as a treatise which utilizes triple compositional components in order that the means to and the fruit of the union or mingling of Wisdom and Means can be explained.
This may proceed in various ways in accordance with the meanings of the symbols suggested above. It is in fact the non- 1 Stcherbatsky, Nirvana, p. The view of the method and the view of consecration rite found in the Hevajra Tantra and the Yogaratnamala are the tantric views of the Buddhist Mahasiddha Yogi Tradition. For the initiated this method enables the writer to economize on the repetition of details regarding the concepts found within the treatise. In the Hevajra tradition the refined procreative drama is an integral part of the method of the Processes of Completion and Perfection.
Aksobhya is the hypostasis of Hevajra, who is frequently referred to in the text as the one whose nature is wrath dvesatman. That two traditions existed with regard to the ordering of these Joys is confirmed by Dharmakirti.
However, his importance as a lineage master is attested by the inclusion of sixty-four of his works in the Tangyur.
Little attention is paid hevjara grammar and even less to scansion. But this can only be done by using existence itself as the means upaya for there is no other possible. In recent European and Indian works the feminine element is now regularly referred to as the sakti, but yet she is no sakti active power.
The Hevajra Tantra contains and defines the Means, the methods of practice. For them the whole process, internal and external, is bhavana mental productionand the mandala, although imagined bhavita exists on a higher plane of reality than the phenomenal world it represents.
The fantra method of worshipping the Mother, the Sister, the Dancer etc. Once mastery of their view-points is gained the perception of the tantric method of practice will become clearer.
Answers to Various Questions Chapter v. Then the guru says: The root treatise conveys, without unnecessary embellishments, fundamental information regard- ing the processes of the tantric method. 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.
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There is no nirvana other than samsara, we say. It is only strange that if such a longer version existed, the commentators should not have made some use of it. He is black in colour, with one face, three round red eyes, and two arms. Hevajra has four forms texh in the Hevajra Tantra and four forms described the Samputa Tantra:. Nevertheless they always represent the same intention, namely to emphasize the identity of micro- cosm with macrocosm by locating the various orders of existence within the body at the level of the various cakras.
In this one envisages a crossed- vajra, symbol of the absolute centre, and then at the heart of this the syllable hum which is the essence of Heruka or Hevajra.
Even so, practice with a Wisdom consort is reserved for very advanced disciples. Likewise, four yakshas and four rakshasasalready on the earthe their way to Jambudvipawhere they established themselves in the Eight Earthly Abodes sa spyod kyi gnas brgyadwhile four [[naga]s and four asuras came to Jambudvipa from beneath the eartho settle themselves in Eight Underground Abodes sa ‘og gi gnas brgyad.
In this way the code phrase evam maya srutam, ‘thus have I heard’, indicates and defines the method to the Innate nature, the Enlightened Consciousness. The eight yoginls of the outer circle belong specifically to Hevaj’ra, and it is possible that her company consists of an original five as in diagram VIII.
A certain Bhavabhadra was abbot of Vikramasila, fourth in succession from Buddhajnanapada, who was contemporary with King Dharmapala. HAM is burnt and the Moon melts. The tantras claimed to remove like by like, and so of what else should they tell?
The Mandala The whole horizontal mandala is an idealized representation of the identity of nirvana and samsara. Therefore, when examining the use of the radical tantric practices found in the Hevajra Tantra it must be borne in mind that during Krsnacarya’s period it was very difficult to obtain tantric consecration and tantric precepts.
This must be known since it is a supreme Means. Manifestation of the Mandala of Hevajra 6. The Concealed Essences are listed. The tantric system of language which was employed by the Mahasiddha tradition in the composition of Buddhist tantric texts will also be clearly indicated.
One might well generalize and contend that it is the function of all religious practice to restore to its rightful con- dition that which is conceived as defective. Then, finally, these higher stages themselves are dissolved.
Two Vajrayana Works, G. His tawny hair flows upwards crested with a double vajra and he wears a diadem of five dry skulls. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet.
This is the Erotic Metaphor of Union. It is correctly quoted by V: What was special about their era? The sacred is the infinite, divine nature which is never extinguished nor is even created.