In spite of the popularity of “Anuttarayoga” as a so-called ‘back translation’ from the Tibetan rnal ‘byor bla na med pa. With the practice of the highest class of tantra, anuttarayoga tantra, we work to access our subtlest clear light mind and its accompanying subtlest energy-wind. Anuttara-yoga tantra [RY]. highest yoga tantra [RY]. The highest division of tantra according to the New Translation (Tib. gsar ma) schools.

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The four may be summarized as death, bardo, and rebirth. The visitor from the palace chamber is the tantric master. When we speak of purifying death, bardo, and rebirth, it is not purification in the sense of removing stains from something, like purifying our mental continuums of fleeting stains. He comes for a visit and secretly gives us a palace uniform and instructs us on how to get to the basement on our own.

Similarly, with the attainment of a Dharmakaya, all the grosser levels of mind and energy-wind also dissolve into this foundation, the subtlest level of mind and energy-wind. The mantra of Vajrasattva just scorches them so that although they are still present, the circumstances will not arise for them to ripen.

The Purification Method Used in Anuttarayoga Tantra

It is not that kind of purification either. Practices Generation stage Completion stage Phowa Tantric techniques: In order to break into the basement from our prison cell, we need to follow the customs of both rooms of the house: Going from the prison cell down to the basement occurs with death.

Method Tantra is more focused on achieving the form body rupakaya – containing the nirmanakaya and sambhogakaya of a buddha. If I look at this watch, for instance, and the time it shows, I cannot look at this object with the same mind in two opposite ways.

Although such a way of handling this potentially dangerous situation does not rid us of the true origins of our problems — our disturbing emotions and attitudes and the karmic tendencies to act them out — nevertheless, it at least prevents us from reinforcing those true causes.

Indian Buddhist Tantra Anuttarayoga Tantra.


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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This, then, is the procedure we use in anuttarayoga tantra to purify ourselves of experiencing the true suffering of uncontrollably recurring death, bardo, and rebirth. We are a prisoner in the cell.

And that is all that is happening. Also we are not using a mutually exclusive exact opposite of death, bardo, and rebirth to end them, like we use the nonconceptual cognition of voidness as the opponent to rid us forever of grasping for truly established existence. In the Bible it is the garden of Eden, to live on earth as it is in heaven. Ordination and transmission Pointing-out instruction Samaya Vajracharya.

This method of changing our attitudes and turning negative circumstances into positive ones is actually a very effective way of dealing with suffering. In the Deity Yoga practices of Anuttarayoga Tantra, two stages are practiced: Explanation of The Mahamudra PrayerPart 3 ] Dissolving Disturbing Emotions tamtra Underlying Deep Awareness Another method used in mahamudra and dzogchen meditation is to dissolve the five major types of disturbing emotion into the five types of corresponding deep awareness ye-shes that underlies them.

Tantra Classification Buddhist Iconography 1. From these, we generate grosser forms, known as pathway emanation bodies. Women in Tantric Buddhism. Anuttaara are not using an opponent for them, such as some sort of elixir of immortality.

Like a secret agent in disguise, we go down to the deepest level of our minds to investigate the natural tendency of the mind to give rise to what happens to us in life. The mental states that bring about true stoppings are those with nonconceptual cognition of voidness.

The basement is the subtlest level of our continuum — our clear light mind and subtlest energy-wind. Extracted from a text by Jetsun Dragpa Gyaltsen The Tibetan word Nyingma literally means old traditions of Tantra and Sarma means the new traditions of Tantra.

To do this and get past the guards, we need to wear a disguise. This refers to our experience of the tainted aggregates of our bodies and minds, which came about through the force of karmic impulses and disturbing emotions and attitudes.

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At first, our love may only be directed toward our loved ones and be mixed with attachment. One mind cannot take the same object in two contradictory, mutually exclusive ways at the same time. This is an effective opponent because we cannot have two mutually exclusive ways of cognizing an object simultaneously in the same mental cognition.


Having accomplished this, we then take elevator number two up to the palace chamber and, from there, help all the other prisoners to escape. The post-Tsongkhapa Sakya scholar Tagtsang Lotsawa identified Father Tantras as those that emphasise the secret, or hidden, empowerment of the four empowerments of Anuttarayoga Tantra. Wearing the disguise and practicing the operation in our imaginations is generation stage practice, during which we visualize ourselves in this Buddha-form.

A bodhichitta aim and a network of positive force anuttwra of merit that it builds up are the obtaining causes for the attainment of the enlightening physical bodies of a Buddha.

With anuttarayoga tantra practice, we are aiming to rid ourselves of experiencing death, bardo, and rebirth under the influence of karma and disturbing emotions and attitudes by acting tantea a secret agent in disguise. Not only is the mental activity giving rise to and being cognitively involved with a cognitive appearance of the object of the disturbing cognition, it is also doing the same with the disturbing emotion. If we pretend to be from the palace, we can fool the guards, activate the elevator in our cell, and reach the basement.

We always speak in terms of a basis to be purified, a path that does the purifying, and the result of the purification: Part of a series on Vajrayana Buddhism Traditions. May we all know liberation in this lifetime and be graced with the splendour of the infinite, ceaseless, eternally rising sun. Exercising self-control not to act out a disturbing emotion when one arises does not actually counter anuttarz disturbing emotion.

For example, grasping for truly established existence and the realization of voidness — the total absence of truly established existence — are mutually exclusive.