Anuttarayoga-tantra of Esoteric Buddhist tradition belongs to the latter period of Mah2y2na Buddhism in India and the tantric practice. Seong-joon Cheong is a. Three categories of anuttara-yoga-tantras are distinguished by Tibetan exegetes: Father Tantras, as typified by the Guhyasamāja Tantra, emphasize the. It is said that only the (4) Highest Yoga Tantra (Anuttarayoga) teach a method for reaching enlightenment in one lifetime. For the Highest Yoga Tantra the.

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There are many possibilities that do not apply to the method used in anuttarayoga tantra.

Changing the focus of our attention like this removes the emotional energy that is driving and perpetuating the disturbing emotion and quiets it down. Serkong Rinpoche loved to use this image. Death occurs when all the grosser levels of mind and energy-wind dissolve into this foundation. When the disturbing mental activity and all conceptual thought naturally subsides, then like a bird released from a ship in mid-ocean, the mind automatically is in its primordial pure state of clarity and awareness, which it was in all along.

English usage, and European usage in general, has largely overlooked this nuance. The palace chamber is the enlightened state of a Buddha. In addition, when we are experiencing problems, we think in terms of taking on all the sufferings of others who are experiencing similar types of problems.

Buddhism is filled with a variety of methods for ending the continuity of something, so it is helpful to have some idea of the various approaches that are used. See Kriya Tantra ]. We imagine that our grosser levels of mind and energy-wind dissolve and that we access the clear light subtlest level.

Once we are able to visualize the operation perfectly and have practiced sufficiently, we are then able actually to break into the elevator in our prison cell and use it to go down to the basement. In this more extended analogy, the prison cell is samsara. Room one is a prison cell; room two is the palace chamber of a Buddha.


The Gelug Tradition was not included amongst these formative traditions because it was not in direct receipt of any of the tantric traditions from India but was a later synthesis of the already mentioned traditions in Tibet. To recognize the underlying deep awareness, we may either analyze the structure of the disturbing emotion or just let the mental activity naturally quiet down, thus revealing its underlying deep awareness. Moreover, both stages of practice are carried out with a mind that has both valid cognition of voidness and an unlabored bodhichitta aim.

For example, grasping for truly established existence and the realization of voidness — the total absence of truly established existence — are mutually exclusive. To carry out our mission, we have to get to the basement.

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By having the three be analogous, we can use the path like a secret agent to purify the basis and bring about the result. Simultaneously, it acts as a cause for the foundation to give rise to number two instead. For instance, we speak of developing love, which is the wish for all beings to have happiness and the causes for happiness.

Then, we sabotage the mechanism so that it stops giving rise to what we want to get rid of. Another method used in mahamudra and dzogchen meditation is to dissolve the five ankttara types of disturbing emotion into the five types of corresponding deep awareness ye-shes that underlies them.


Its Fundamentals and HistoryWisdom Publications, From these, we generate grosser forms, known as pathway emanation bodies. Tantra Classification Buddhist Iconography 1.

It is done in conjunction with meditation on voidness combined with bodhichitta. Elevator two to the palace chamber has no electricity. It is not that we have an everlasting continuity of death, bardo, and rebirth, like tqntra have an everlasting continuity of a mental continuum, and we work to make this endless continuity free of stains just so that we can have a nice death, bardo, and rebirth without stains.


By my negative karmic potentials ripening now, it rids me of having to experience something even more terrible later in this lifetime or in a worse rebirth state. At the present time there are two systems in use, the Nyingma and the Sarma.

There, we disconnect the electricity from the elevator that goes to the prison cell and reconnect it to the elevator that goes to the palace chamber.

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We are not meditating on something that is the exact opposite of death, bardo, and rebirth as the method to purify ourselves of them and bring them to an end.

These four stages of existence encompass all three types of true suffering. Similarly, the terms used in Sanskrit also uniformly utilize comparatives: Physical Bodies of Buddhas and Arhats ]. Part of a series on Vajrayana Buddhism Traditions.

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By contrast, the enlightening physical appearances of Sambhogakaya and Nirmanakaya are still on the level of the subtlest mind and energy-wind, as is the case with Dharmakaya. 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.

When this pathway mind gets down to that foundation, it performs a dual function. Retrieved from ” https: