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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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Cakrasaṃvara Tantra

The Eight Discourse Traditions But concerning the complete-stage practice of anuttarayoga tantra, there are eight discourse traditions: And you train it by gaining this blissful awareness and the understanding of voidness on grosser levels of mind first and then, either through wind yoga or bliss yoga, get to that subtlest stage in meditation. Ordination and transmission Pointing-out instruction Samaya Vajracharya.

So let me present the general picture, and cakrasamvarq you can understand a little bit better which aspect Chakrasamvara gives us the most detailed practice for.

The central theme of the Tantra is to take the fruit as the path and thus the meditative tradition stresses on deity yoga or the generation via meditative visualization as the deity in order to achieve enlightenment directly or indirectly.

In Tibet, Shiva called Maha Ishvara, and his consort Uma reside on top of Mount Meru, and they have emanations in the twenty-four sacred tanhra.

Arrow down Arrow up The next question is: This is very much the standard recommendation that His Holiness always gives — that all the Tibetan traditions come from India, and so rely on the Indian texts, the original versions, and not on the later Cakrsamvara commentaries. Sometimes the name is given just to the central figure.

Then the Chakrasamvara system he followed — his main practice was one of them, the Luipa tradition. This Buddhism -related article is a stub.

So out of these three systems that are put together, cakraeamvara is very unique and very special in Gelugpa: Finished the year with a spiritual bang – Retreat. And then all the mantras, and then some dedication prayers.

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The Luipa tradition is mainly noted for its tantrx of the activities that are based on the practice. And so we can extrapolate from that for a Gelugpa center as well: 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.

Additionally, it is also mapped onto the human body, with the pilgrimage sites and associated deities linked to various parts of of the body. Now, although one can achieve the more subtle levels working with either of the two systems, to have a little bit of experience with both is helpful.

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So in the intermediate scope in lam-rim, after we have described all the different types of suffering and the causes of suffering karma, disturbing emotions, etc.

Interestingly, in the chapters 47 and 48 explains about the yogini tantra of Vajrayogini. The other method, Chakrasamvara, is to generate these increasing levels of bliss, which also causes the mental activity to withdraw from these grosser levels of the winds. You have also have variants of Padmasattva. Gray dates this tantra to the late eight or early ninth century.

New York So this is called inseparable voidness and bliss. There are so many different deity practices, why this one?

What Is Chakrasamvara Practice?

You have to be able to do everything instantly. Inner Tantras Outer Tantras Thought forms and visualisation: In his heart is Buddha Shakyamuni. So the initial level motivation — we want to continue having better types of rebirth, more specifically precious human rebirths, in all our future lives so that we can continue on the path of the practice.

So more forms of music, nice entertainment: So in sadhana practice or whatever, by using the imagination I am building up the causes for actually being able to work with the energy systems to experience all the stages of this process. Pursuit Buddhahood Bodhisattva Kalachakra. Shiva offered himself as mere cushion for his feet.

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And with that and the inspiration of the teachers and the lineage, proceed along the path. Pointing-out instruction Samaya Vajracharya. It provides the continuity lifetime to lifetime and into the enlightened state of a Buddha. But without the basis of Guhyasamaja, Chakrasamvara, Vajrabhairava, it is not appropriate.

His worshippers were all eating human flesh, drinking human blood and acting in all sorts of strange and lustful ways. This reflects the complex origins of the text, which probably was inspired by teachings and practices of the loosely organized groups of “accomplished ones” siddhamale and female practitioners of yoga who, generally speaking, do not seem to have had strongly defined religious identities.

The Circle of Bliss: So to fill in various aspects within the context of the foundation of Guhyasamaja, one practices and studies the Vajrabhairava system and the Chakrasamvara system. Then when you make the offerings in Lama Chopayou do it extensively, as in Chakrasamvara. It was decided that its time subdue him, Vajradhara emanates in the form of Chakrasamvara, looking exactly in the same manner as Shiva looked — he had ashes smeared all over his body, crescent moon in his piled up hair and so forth.

And there are various methods in which we experience something a little bit similar to it during our lifetime: This is what is basically practiced as the first stage of Chakrasamvara practice. This myth reflects the mixed origins of the tradition and expresses a Buddhist awareness that one of their more important textual and ritual traditions shared more than superficial similarity with those upheld by rival Hindu groups.