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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Their forms, mandalas, symbols and seed syllables are used to snare and purify the various arising manifestations of the personality.
In order to clarify some parts of the root text and the commentary we also consulted a photo- copy of a manuscript of Ratnakarasanti’s Muktavali which is another commentary on the Hevajra Tantra.
This is the Sandhyabhasa, the Tantric Code Language. She is the eternally quiescent one, and it is from her that he emerges, and then from their union springs all manifested form, envisaged as the circle of divinities. The rite of maithuna seems to be an exception, but even this served to give expression to an existing Buddhist aspiration, namely unity with prajna, and this particular practice seems eventually to have reverted to pure idea. Concealed Essence has two categories. Purification by means of direct personal experience and the innately pure nature of the world is emphasized.
But all these elements are really nirvana, and only from delusion maha do they appear as samsara ‘ 3 But if samsara is really nirvana, then all men are already buddhas. Such commentaries and works of exegesis as I have so far had occasion to refer to are works that show considerable knowledge of their subject, well written and entirely serious in their intention.
Asia attests in its archaeological remains the active influence of tantric Buddhism, See, e. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. The first pair of hands hold a vajra and bell embracing is consort Vajrasrnkhala, who is similar to him.
Tanra mandala served but as a support hevamra this process, and the intricate texr it often assumed indicate the complexity of the task.
On the contrary the outer sense is usually commended as necessary to lead men to the inner, which is precisely their use. Of Nairatmya too, as the Per- fection of Wisdom prajnaparamitathe final truth of the Void sunyatawe have spoken. In this manner it is said that the Bhagavan is ofthe nature of semen sukra hevamra is the beloved. One may com- plicate the process by envisaging this vajra, the adamantine essence, as first transforming itself into a protected palace, at the centre of which Hevajra is enthroned.
The components of the adamantine body are described. Wonderful items and service! The Tibetan Canon, itself representative of Indian Buddhism, consists of two parts.
The quasi-historical representations of Gandhara sculpture become the stereotyped and idealized buddhas of later Buddhist times. Consecration by the Deity 47 5. The Heavjra were the innovators with and the refiners of, existent social and religious conditions and were therefore the continuers of indigenous Indian cultural continuity because of their inclusive attitude.
Hevajra Tantra – Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia
Previously the procreative drama has been mentioned. Likewise the idealized representation of the body, consisting of the veins and cakras, exists on a higher plane than the normal physical structure of the body. However, there is a language code and cipher to be found in the Hevajra Tantra and the commentary the Yogaratnamala.
The Ui catalogue Derge canon attributes this same work to Bhavabhadra. From the union of evam in the secret place, the Lotus, the Citadel of Bliss, the knowledge that arises from the Dharmodaya, the Source of Nature, is said to be space-like and also consisting of Means.
These concealed essences are hidden in all bodies. This almost negligible evidence would favour the Yogaratnamala as the work of the Krsna of the early ninth century, which I accept as a convenient but merely provisional identification. Yantra physical union, when fully consummated, leads to the union of the quintessences of man and woman from which a live embryo is conceived and in due time a baby is bom.
Both these theories could hevajrw had serious consequences for the later development of Buddhism, for if there is but one way, this may be understood as all ways being equally good, and if all doctrine is thus relative, then the choice between this doc- trine and that, Buddhist or non-Buddhist, is a matter of expediency, of finding the most effective means towards the end that is sought.
The intellects and appetites of westerners arc very developed in the modem materialistic society. Bailey, who set me forth on the path of Indian studies and who is still always ready with advice and assistance; to Professor Giuseppe Tucci for the kindly interest that he has taken in my studies and for the generous manner in which he placed his private library at my disposal during my long stay with him in Rome ; and to Professor Walter Simon who continues to give me such friendly guidance in London.
The ehvajra vam is the male sexual organ, and is known as the Vajra. But we have translated the technical terms found in the Hevajra Tantra and the Yogaratnamala in accordance with the Vajrayana view and not accord- ing to the sense in which they were used in the other Buddhist traditions.