The Cakrasamvara Tantra (The Discourse of Sri Heruka) (Sriherukabhidhana) A Study and Annotated Translation b y David B. Gray Editing and Design by. Scripturally, the Cakrasamvara Tantra dates from around the late 8th to the 9th Century CE by scholars. According to scriptural sources, the. : The Cakrasamvara Tantra (The Discourse of Sri Heruka): Śrīherukābhidhāna: A Study and Annotated Translation (Treasury of the Buddhist .

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Fortunately, there is an abbreviated root tantra that was translated and the entire text is divided into 51 chapters. Another cakrasaamvara for Chakrasamvara is Heruka.

So within Chakrasamvara, again the Cakrassamvara lineage of complete-stage practice The Drilbupa, or Ghantapa, body-mandala lineage of Chakrasamvara so two Chakrasamvara systems And then the six yogas, or six practices, of Naropa Kalachakra And then two lineages tqntra Guhyasamaja, the so-called Arya or Aryadeva lineage and the Jnanapada lineage And then the complete-stage practice of Vajrabhairava And the complete stage practice of this Mahachakra form of Vajrapani.

So you actually visualize yourself as Vajrasattva in this form. And when we perceive things in terms of categories, it gives the impression that everything exists in boxes — the box of the category of good, bad, pretty, ugly, red, yellow, orange, etc.

Love the environment inside Rashi Jampel Ling. The Eight Discourse Traditions But concerning the complete-stage practice of anuttarayoga tantra, there are eight discourse traditions: Is it just to overuse our brains? According to scriptural sources, the original Cakrasamvara Tantra were in two editions, inverses and inverses. The root tantra is mostly about the complete-stage practice.

And our compassion, our ackrasamvara for others, is so strong that we want to do that in the most efficient way.


The body-mandala practice of it is a special lineage in which the empowerment is given from the body mandala as opposed to given from an external mandala. And even on the generation stage we have two traditions.

So there are sixty-two deities in the mandala, and we have both the sixty-two deities in the external mandala which is a palace, a building plus the sixty-two deities arranged in different parts of the body as the body mandala of the main figure. Now, this level of mind is not a troublemaker. His Holiness recommended that for understanding the root tantra, always rely on the explanatory tantras of Vajradhara himself so the actual Indian explanatory tantras and the oral tradition coming from Naropa.

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Why do we want to practice it? And this triple purification starts with the full Vajrasattva practice with the Heruka variant of the mantra. So there are different ways of classifying it. And because the system of the twelve links is shared in ckarasamvara with cakrasamvarq the Hinayana and the Mahayana systems, then the unawareness here is the unawareness of how persons exist — how we exist and everybody else exists.

Summary Arrow down Arrow up So in summary: These are achieved through deity yoga visualizing oneself as the deity and the use of mantras.

Not a translation of the Cakrasamvara Tantra itself, but of several related ritual texts. An analysis of Buddhist myths of the conversion of Hindu deities.


Three Principal Aspects of the Path tanntra Confidence. The Cakrasamvara deity has a decidedly exotic origins and the this story is told in the Indian texts. But in Chakrasamvara we have sixteen more offerings which are made. So what do we study? Then, as I said, in the second stage you can add some pieces before, in the middle, and after that, which will fill cakrwsamvara out to the full sadhana. Finished the year with a spiritual bang – Retreat.


Full text of “Cakrasamvara Tantra., The David B. Gray”

What we want, then, is to have a mind which nonconceptually understands voidness, voidness of all phenomena, so that we basically do not have the arising of any disturbing emotions. So voidness means a total absence of an actual corresponding thing, a referent, to what we project.

It enhances your bliss. Inner Tantras Outer Tantras Thought forms and visualisation: So this five-deity Cakasamvara tradition that you received is basically a preliminary for the body-mandala practice. And then you have a voidness meditation for purification of the mind.

Okay, this is not a lecture on voidness, but I had to say that. The main point, why you want to get involved with Chakrasamvara practice, is to attain the enlightened state of a Buddha because you have such strong compassion for everybody.

So this is the system in which you find these Indian commentaries that explain the theory of the entire tantra system and how you can decode these hidden, or obscure, tantras. Never ignore the lam-rim level of practice. Tantfa is for the letters in the Sanskrit alphabet there are fifty-one letters.

One difference is that the Luipa tradition divides the complete tantra into six stages, Drilbupa into five stages, Nagpopa into four stages.