By Martin J. Boord, Rig-'Dzin Rdo-Rje, Rig-'Dzin Rgod-Ldem, Rig-'Dzin Padma 'Phrin-Las
This crucial selection 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 the right way to take those practices right into a closed retreat and hire them for the top good thing about oneself and all dwelling beings. Having turn into empowered within the mandala of Vajrakila through a grasp guru, trainees may well use the skillful esoteric recommendations, defined herein, with the intention to boost a profound experiential walk in the park of the real nature of truth. those texts are manuals, designed to be studied by way of disciplined people who desire to educate themselves in skilful altruism. they're conventional equipment for overcoming the instincts of egoistic self-interest, permitting the brain to develop into focussed at the common welfare of the realm, in order that helpful alterations of serious social price could be led to in either suggestion and behavior. Painstakingly researched and annotated, this quantity contains English translations of 8 vital texts, including a lot of the unique Tibetan. in the directions for the education and safety of the retreat sector are hitherto unpublished information of the ability to suppress a number of the sessions of afflicting demons (sri) which are strength explanations of downfall for all tantric yogins. this can be an old and important point of vajrayana ritual perform that has been a lot overlooked earlier.
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He is described as the great demon of the five ele ments and, in Chapter IV of his tantra, he is called by a different name and said to perform a different act of wickedness in every direction. Then, within the eighth chapter of this tantra, at the end of a long and elaborate description of all the planetary demons roaming the sky, each of which is understood to be a manifestation of the great demon Rahu, it is said that they all "cause the ki kang of worldly destruction to descend" ('jig rten phung ba'i ki kang 'bebs).
Divinely awesome and fear-inspiring in the posture of a heroic champion, I roar the wild sounds of HOM HOM and PHAT PHAT! Filling the thousand million worlds with ferocious heruka forms, they gather together and assemble in the cardinal and interme diate directions, and above and below, trampling down upon the haughty gods of the world. � �l'q·ct�·qq�;�;Ff�·� HOM Anyone who violates the orders of the Secret Vajra, that sinful one who commits the transgression, whoever he may be, will have his brains splattered in one hundred pieces by the mighty wrathful king of great power.
J r:l. 4ala of Vajrakila. It has the shape of a three-sided nail, the sharp tip of which reaches right down to the tenth level of hell. The lower knot on its shank comprises the realm of desire, the abode of gods and men. The bottom half of its octahedral handle comprises the realm of form, the seventeen heavens of the rupadhiitu gods, and the upper half of the octahedral handle comprises the formless realm, the divine levels of the four infinitudes (space, consciousness, nothingness, and neither perception nor non-perception) .