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By Martin J. Boord

Incorporated during this e-book are brief tantras of Vajrakila and an entire translation of an important observation ever written as regards to kila rites and their realizing for enlightenment.
Composed by way of Padmasambhava, Vimalamitra, and Silamanju, all facts issues to the truth that those impressive texts marks the very foundation of the tantric cult of the wrathful deity Vajrakila.

Compiled in Nepal greater than twelve hundred years in the past at the foundation of all recognized kila lore, it is a paintings of clarification within which the various convoluted strands of summary Buddhist philosophy and tantric yoga have been skilfully interwoven with the black magic practices of village sorcerers so one can produce a coherent entire that, upon its next transmission to Tibet, was once to develop into the most well known and enduring traditions of strong spiritual mysticism.

Opening with an meeting of citations of Sanskrit assets that provide an idea of the improvement of kila lore at the southern part of the good Himalayan divide, the publication then strikes directly to the Tibetan texts that exhibit simply how this lore was once bought and understood upon its transmission to the north.

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1" q (=CftiT .. "i Rtf! 31ffiofilscr;: 0 . Ctf at IdOL! JOt.. :tUil:tffi II "I am that very naga. I am to be extracted [from my lake] and led away by a snake-charmer from the southern district of Paftcala country. He has gone off in order to make preparations for a bali offering and he will come back in seven 3 days. Upon his return, nailing kila (Div: saliika) of acacia wood to the four quarters around my lake, he will wind them around with threads of various colours and then he will recite mantra.

Vajradlzara commands that you nail down the body, speech and mind of all evil charmers and their followe1·s HOM PHAr. OM Vajra-Crusher, great deity of wrath, you must nail down all obstructors. Vajradhara commands that you nail down the body, speech and mind of 13 the evil god of spring and all his followers HOM PHAT. Being transfixed with a nail and hammered down in this manner, the host of obstacle-creating demons are established in the great bliss of the natural condition in which there is but a single taste (tatlzataikarasam), and one should imagine that the remaining obstacles flee far away.

91. vighniJdlzipatvnt pra- deity (caturafzgaseviisiidhana). Generally speaking, ritual service (seva) is onepointed invocation of a visualized deity with the recitation of mantra. Subsidiary service (upasevii) in the Phur 'grel 'bum nag consists of further ritual service devoted to the oath-bound protectors of the Vajrakila ma~ujala. Then, praying for the deity's blessings to descend, as one's body, speech and mind take on the forms of vajra syllables, accomplishment (siidltana) is the actual absorption of mystical powers from the buddhas of the ten directions into oneself as the deity, either in actuality, meditation or dreams.

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