A Roll of Thunder From the Void: Vajrakila texts of the by Martin J. Boord, Rig-'Dzin Rdo-Rje, Rig-'Dzin Rgod-Ldem,

By Martin J. Boord, Rig-'Dzin Rdo-Rje, Rig-'Dzin Rgod-Ldem, Rig-'Dzin Padma 'Phrin-Las

This crucial number of teachings from the Northern Treasures Vajrakila cycle contains liturgical perform texts (sadhana) from the unique treasure revelations, including explanatory notes and commentaries via the seventeenth century grasp Padma 'phrin-las on how one can take those practices right into a closed retreat and hire them for the top advantage of oneself and all dwelling beings. Having turn into empowered within the mandala of Vajrakila by way of a grasp guru, trainees could use the skillful esoteric ideas, defined herein, with the intention to boost a profound experiential sure bet of the real nature of truth. those texts are manuals, designed to be studied by means 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 turn into focussed at the normal welfare of the realm, in order that useful alterations of serious social price should be led to in either concept and behavior. Painstakingly researched and annotated, this quantity comprises English translations of 8 vital texts, including a lot of the unique Tibetan. in the directions for the education and defense of the retreat zone are hitherto unpublished info of the potential to suppress some of the periods of afflicting demons (sri) which are capability factors of downfall for all tantric yogins. this can be an historic and important element of vajrayana ritual perform that has been a lot missed in the past.

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OM MAHARAKTA JVALANI HOM. 1·�·�����q�·�·�·'i:l�·�i��·% �g �'�f�Q��q�'�'�''i:l�'�'1iT��'% ��'��'�'OJ·�,�·� � HOM Anger is destroyed by means of vajra wrath. Within a blue blaze of sharp weapons, a seed-point arises from the depths of the sky. It enters the door of my life-force and I meditate upon it in the centre of my heart. OM MAHASUNYATAJNANAVAJRASVABHAVATMAKO 'HAM. Al:! DHARMADHATUJNANAVAJRASVABHAvATMAKO 'HAM. BHROM BODHICITTASAMADHI HOM. l;q:l;,,'� ,g, s e. PHAT PHAT PHAT HaM SUM LAM. HaM From a dark blue PHAT arises the depths of space, From a dark green PHAT arises a great crossed wind (blowing in all directions), In the centre of that, from a dark red PHAT arises a great blaze like the fire at the end of an aeon, And from a shining red HaM arise swirling waves of blood.

L�·lqq;:ql·��ql\·� � I have adamantine garu�a wings and wear the eight accoutrements of the charnel ground . From my body blaze a thousand flames of the great conflagration at the end of the aeon. Spreading out in all direc­ tions, they burn down the worlds of gods, naga and men. I am adorned with a host of fierce manifestations the size of my thumb-tip, who act as a retinue of servants. And in my heart stands the jiianasattva in a blaze of light. l���·��·�·Qj��·q�·q�l·� HOM DIPTACAKRA HANA HANA HDM PHAT.

0>1·4�·1 ��·O>1fY�·��·q=l�·���·���·q��·r:l;��·�·1 Excellently filling the vessel of your profound mind With the completely sublime essence of the vajra heart of the supreme vehicle, Kun-bzang sang-sngags bstan-'dzin, expert propagator (of the doctrine), We pray to you to grant us strength, power and siddhi (mundane and supreme). 9 c-.. l·1' The clear light union which is the essential meaning of mahamudra Is faultlessly demonstrated, just as it is, by the lord of Dharma, Nam-mkha' klong-yangs, Padmasambhava's heart son, We pray to you to grant us strength, power and siddhi (mundane and supreme).

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