The Concealed Essence of the Hevajra Tantra has 3 ratings and 0 reviews. The Hevajra Tantra is a non-dual, Yogini tantra of the late Mantrayāna tradition. The concealed essence of the Hevajra Tantra: with the commentary Yogaratnamālā. Responsibility: translated into English and edited by G.W. Farrow and I. : The Concealed Essence of the Hevajra Tantra: With the Commentary Yogaratnamala (English and Sanskrit Edition) () by G.W.

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It would appear that the zeal of some sects to propagate their concordance ofthe Mahayana and Vajrayana method made them lose tantda of the fact that in India during the classic tantric period only those devotees who were deemed especially suited to the radical tantric yoga method were selected and consecrated essence the Mahasiddha yogis.

O great Being, as you do for yourself, O Lord, may you also do the same for me. The practice with a Wisdom consort, a female practitioner, is an integral part of the radical, purely tantric method advocated by Krsnacarya. Thusness is defined as that which purifies all things which exist.

Once mastery hfvajra their view-points is gained the perception of the tantric method of practice will become clearer. They saw that the refined, internal harnessing of the vibrant energy of semen was the relative or limited aspect ofthe Enlightened Consciousness.

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Jagori Banerjee marked it as to-read Mar 06, It is quite possible that the conflicts and confusions regarding the biography of Krsnacarya stem from prejudices held by some later commentators against the whole idea of such direct views and methods. The observance ofthe Concealed Essences is said to be the Abhiseka, the Consecration.

The construction of a mandala and the mandala rituals are described. Enlightenment, in tantric terms, is the direct personal experience of the final culminating stabilized meditative state, the Sunyatasamadhi, the Stabilised Meditative State of Voidness.

The Concealed Essence of the Hevajra Tantra: With the Commentary Yogaratnamala

In the commentary the Bhagavan states that his doctrine is to be known by the proper consideration of evam maya,’ thus have I’. How is this possible? This influence is seen through the use of yoga practices which originate from the Natha yogi sect as well as the incorporation of the Sahajaview of earlier Buddhist sects. Samvara, Concealed Essence, is so called because it is concealed samvrta in the body and because it is the choicest vara of essences.


The Hevajra Tantra dates from approximately the eighth century A. Here ‘we eat’ means, there in that [erotic] union they are rendered non-substantial. However, we have translated technical terms according to the Vajrayana view by following Krsnacarya’s analysis of these terms.

The union of the two procreative essences, at the time of conception completes the procreative drama. Painting the Portrait of Hevajra 7. Also, by this method of translating with an important commentary, the views of the commentator, Krsnacarya, as found in the commentary, play a crucial role in the overall concealer and thrust of hefajra translation of the more difficult, terse and understated style of the root treatise.

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We move to and fro without consideration of pure or impure. The text of concealedd Y ogaratnamala which we have translated is to a large extent the same as the one found in D. Wisdom and Means, which are synonymous with the female and male deities respectively, are principal Samvara, Concealed Essences.

However, many basic questions regarding the foundations of the tantric method still remained to be conclusively answered. For the initiated this method enables the writer to economize on the repetition of details regarding the concepts found within the treatise.

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The various activities, techniques and methods found in the Hevajra Tantra are given. The disciple is warned that by not following the rules he will not attain the Accomplishment. The days auspicious for the meeting are given.

Now the complete inner union from the view-point of the Processes of Completion and Perfection will be described.

There is ample evidence in his commentary to indicate that he xLiv The Concealed Essence of the Hevajra Tantra was influenced by Candrakirti’s Madhyamakavatara and the writings of Nagarjuna and Vasubandhu.

In this manner the Processes to Buddhahood, the Means, can be indicated and defined through such a tantric language analysis ofthe phrase evam maya, ‘thus have I’. In the light ofthe direct personal experience of the True Principle of Wisdom all manifestations are viewed as equal.

This is the Erotic Metaphor of Union. The entry ofthe Master into the mandala and his instructions to the disciple are mentioned.

The purification by means of the form of the deity etc. The limited aspect of the Innate is represented by the procreative essences of the male and the female, the semen and the ova. The root tantra indicates the basic tradition which was systematized by the Mahasiddhas during the classic tantric period of the fifth to the thirteenth centuries A.


The second category contains the various Concealed Essences used in the tantric yoga method. The component of the Imprint of Past Actions is what is intended by ‘ herbs’. Regarding the Secret Sign Language it is said by the commentator that according to the convention of the yoginis, the secret hand sign language is the accepted mode of communication when concdaled the yoginis.

Strange as it may seem this method is similar in result to death where the resolution of the body and mind into the Enlightened Consciousness initially occurs. These two sexual organs are synonymous with the mother and fafhermandalas, the abodes of Wisdom and Means, that is, the abodes of Voidness tantda Compassion.

The fully formed, limited, relative mind, created from the genetically inherited traits is generally unaware and ignorant of the absolute, unlimited, Enlightened Consciousness, the Concealed Essence of all things, which is present at the conception moment. Concentration is further defined according to the view of the Process of Perfection.

Therefore by means of this empowering feast the theories, practices and experiences of the Processes are taught and directly experienced. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Now the Dance and Song will be discussed. The supreme principle, the Enlightened Consciousness cpncealed the conception-right of all beings.

Regarding the concealed essence evam and its application it is said in the root treatise: In addition to the translation pre- sented here we have translated later Hindu tantric works such as the Saktapramoda, Syamarahasyam.

This means that the Innate nature must be marked by the appropriate observation at the tahtra of the Joy of Cessation. Fossilized, mis- leading, exoteric views, usages and superstitions, so often encountered and assimilated when living in the east, are of no real value in the new western context.

He lived and roamed in the cremation grounds and in the jungles, alone or with his consorts. These treatises could also be profitably studied ttantra students of comparative religion seeking for keys to unlock the meaning of symbolism found in other religious traditions.

The embryo is formed. The sacred is the infinite, divine nature which is never extinguished nor is even created.