By Martin J. Boord, Rig-'Dzin Rdo-Rje, Rig-'Dzin Rgod-Ldem, Rig-'Dzin Padma 'Phrin-Las
This crucial choice 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 dwelling beings. Having turn into empowered within the mandala of Vajrakila by way of a grasp guru, trainees may perhaps use the skillful esoteric recommendations, defined herein, as a way to boost a profound experiential walk in the park of the real nature of truth. those texts are manuals, designed to be studied through disciplined people who desire to teach 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 basic welfare of the realm, in order that worthy adjustments of serious social price can be led to in either proposal 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 in the directions for the education and safety of the retreat region are hitherto unpublished information of the potential to suppress some of the periods of afflicting demons (sri) which are capability reasons of downfall for all tantric yogins. this can be an historic and very important element of vajrayana ritual perform that has been a lot missed in the past.
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Having been thus beguiled, they are caught and imprisoned within the skull so that their exorcism consists of their being buried and pressed deep into the earth. They cannot be destroyed, however, unless their 'souls' (bla) are first caught and killed. But this is very difficult to achieve, for the souls of Sri demons take the form of a group of seven tiny mice which hide by day on the icy peaks of lofty snow mountains and submerge them selves at night into the dark depths of the watery ocean.
Do not stay here! OM SUMBHA NISUMBHA HOM. G�NA G�NA HUM. G�HNApAYA G�HNApAYA HUM. ANAYA HOJ:I. BHAGAVAN VAJRA VlDYARAJA HUM PHA r. r. � l'�'l'�'� q�q�� q�'q�'� �. � " " HOM I am Vajrakumara and from my heart emanate the ten wrathful 16 kings who annihilate the ten non-virtues (killing, stealing, sexual mis conduct, lying, slander, harsh speech, idle gossip, covetousness, mali cious thoughts and wrong views). Then, in order that all beings may enter the path of enlightenment, they must establish a border against all impurities!
L·11 The vajra body of the perfect purity of the skandhas and dhtltus, The spontaneously accomplished retinue of deities of body, speech and mind, The host of gods of the Karmakila ma1J�ala, We pray to you to grant us strength, power and siddhi (mundane and supreme). '" .. Within the secret door at Zang-zang lha-brag that resembles a heap of poisonous snakes Is the wish-fulfilling gem of the profound treasures impressed with an unbroken seal, And all its oath-bound treasure protectors and guardians, We pray to you to grant us strength, power and siddhi (mundane and supreme).