By Martin J. Boord, Rig-'Dzin Rdo-Rje, Rig-'Dzin Rgod-Ldem, Rig-'Dzin Padma 'Phrin-Las
This significant selection 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 you can take those practices right into a closed retreat and hire them for the top advantage of oneself and all residing beings. Having turn into empowered within the mandala of Vajrakila through a grasp guru, trainees may possibly use the skillful esoteric suggestions, defined herein, on the way to increase a profound experiential sure bet of the genuine nature of truth. those texts are manuals, designed to be studied through 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 basic welfare of the area, in order that important alterations of serious social price will be led to in either suggestion 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 in the directions for the education and safeguard of the retreat sector are hitherto unpublished info of the capacity to suppress a number of the sessions of afflicting demons (sri) which are strength reasons of downfall for all tantric yogins. this can be an old and important element of vajrayana ritual perform that has been a lot missed previously.
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L·11 The powerful lord of Dharma Chos-dbyings rang-grol, The excellent spiritual friend who is the embodiment of countless jina, The holy Nga-dbang blo-bzang rgya-mtsho, the omniscient Great Fifth, We pray to you to grant us strength, power and siddhi (mundane and supreme). l·11 "" (Now begins the Disciple Lineage): (Rig-'dzin rgod-Idem), you who practised long at invoking the supreme god, The heruka whose nature is a vast ocean of activity, 5 The vidyadhara master who was held in the compassion of Vajrakila, We pray to you to grant us strength, power and siddhi (mundane and supreme).
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A Roll of Thunder From the Void: Vajrakila texts of the Northern Treasures Tradition by Martin J. Boord, Rig-'Dzin Rdo-Rje, Rig-'Dzin Rgod-Ldem, Rig-'Dzin Padma 'Phrin-Las