G. W. Farrow • I. Menon The Concealed Essence of the Hevajra Tantra With the Commentrary Yogaratnamala G.W. FARROW and I MENON MOTILAL. Shri Hevajra is a principal meditational deity of the Anuttarayoga classification in Buddhist Tantra. According to the Sakya system Hevajra belongs to the. हेवज्र तन्त्रम – संस्कृत मूल एवम हिन्दी अनुवाद (The Hevajra Tantra). Item Code: NAC Cover: Hardcover. Edition: Publisher.

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The first pair of hands hold a vajra and bell embracing is consort Vajrasrnkhala, who is similar to him. In his carya songs, Krsnacarya proclaims himself to be a Kapalika Yogi.

These translations will introduce Sanskrit Vajrayana terminology which succinctly expresses the view of the tantric method. The rites and practices prescribed in them probably derive from considerably earlier times. There is also another connect- ing link. This means that once basic concepts have been defined they can, for convenience, be contained within certain key names, words or phrases. How is this possible? One is often aware that siddhi means not so much enlightenment, as per- fection in magical powers which here receive first place.

I would have no doubt that behind the traditional formulas there lay much sound practical psychology. Do thou 1 The English chapter-titles are not intended in every case as a translation of the Sanskrit.

Then the gum instructs regarding the division of the four Joys. On the one hand we can make small progress with the study of the original Indian texts without the help of Tibetan ver- sions, and on the other hand much that is found in Tibetan texts remains incomprehensible until it can be associated with some Indian original.

Hevajra, Kevajra: 6 definitions

Evam is the Great Bliss which is fully known through Consecration. Two right hands hold a vajra and a knife, two left a trident and a bell; the remaining pair of arms embrace his consort Vajrasrinkhala.


The disciple is warned that tanyra not following the rules he will not attain the Accomplishment. Who were the Mahasiddhas? The complete union of the deities, their natures, mandalas and seed-syllables within the yogi and the yogini are effected in the manner epitomized by evam during the refined procreative drama. Nor is it hevakra to compare unfavourably the work of these later writers with that of the earlier ones. However this is only the initial process of the method.

In his introduction Vajragarbha states that our version of the Hevajra- tantra, which consists of two parts kalpa and slokas, is but tanra shorter version of the original work which had thirty-two parts andslokas.

Hevajra Tantra

The non-existence of the sense objects, the sense faculties, the mind and thoughts is expressed. Self-consecration 59 Chapter v.

Then when they know all mantra-methods, they should start upon Hevajra. The sense of the term remains uncertain; perhaps the flesh of someone slain by an axe cf. You must ask your Guru for them. This refers to the perceiver of form, to the eye and the consciousness associated with it. At its edge lay out the mandala. Exotic India you are great! It would not be fair to expect such sensitiveness on this score from our commentators, and in attempting to interpret these texts one hevwjra do no better than follow their lead, for they are the Buddhists who tantrq practised these precepts, and it is their Buddhism we are attempting to understand.

But the Madhyamikas cannot admit this distinction. So V arranges them: Canda is prajna, we are told, and ali is upaya, and this in spite of the general theory that ali is feminine and corresponds with prajna. In the case of de la Vallee Poussin I have in mind particularly his Bouddhisme, Etudes et Materiaux, published in One should write the name of an enemy on an arka- leaf with the juice of poisonous mustard and burning citraka, and throwing it in a fire chaff, recite this mantra ten thousand times: It does not exist in its essential nature.


In this one envisages a crossed- vajra, symbol of the absolute centre, and then at the heart of this the syllable hum which is the essence of Heruka or Hevajra.

With this inclusive attitude the Mahasiddhas were able to attract a very wide range of followers from all social contexts.

It is also said that whether there is accomplishment siddhi or not in this life, definitive clarity for attaining the accomplishment is gained through the foundation of the Application of the V ow. Their contact, which is the contact of Wis- dom and Means, of Sun and Moon, is envisaged as Fire which is Candall, and so Candall burns.

The appropriate family of male and female deities and their retinues are bestowed upon the disciple by the gum, by means of the ttantra rite, only after ascer- taining the dominant emotion which colours the personality of the disciple.

It is said hsvajra at the moment when this knowledge ofGreatBliss intuitively arises in the yogi the five elements do not restrain him and his mind knows the minds of others. To the 1 Advayavajrasamgraha, p. They descend from superb flights of fancy to a realizable ideal; one may dislike this ideal and its means of realization, but it was at least practicable and apparently successful.