Quick links. Mahamaya and Buddhakapala Forum rules. However life is short, and intelligence is limited, so it's hard to cover them completely. You may know a lot, but if you don't put it into practice, it's like dying of thirst on the shore of a great lake. Likewise, a common corpse is found in the bed of a great scholar. The tradition from Marpa was passed to Ngok Lotsawa, who held and transmitted mainly the explication lineage, though the empowerments and sadhanas were passed as well.
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Quick links. Mahamaya and Buddhakapala Forum rules. However life is short, and intelligence is limited, so it's hard to cover them completely. You may know a lot, but if you don't put it into practice, it's like dying of thirst on the shore of a great lake.
Likewise, a common corpse is found in the bed of a great scholar. The tradition from Marpa was passed to Ngok Lotsawa, who held and transmitted mainly the explication lineage, though the empowerments and sadhanas were passed as well. As for why these deity practices are perhaps less common, my only guess is the Kagyu were more focused on completion stage--Six Yogas and Mahamudra-and Demchok Lha nga and Phagmo Lha nga are sufficient creation practices for these, and especially for tummo, the root of the Six Yogas.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified. Information like this about yidam and practices is not really encyclopedic, it should really be requested from one's teacher, in reference to one's secret practice. Says the pot to the kettle.
I heard from a serious practitioner of Karma Kagyu that certain yidams were ideal to practice in conjunction with each of the Six Yogas. It comes from a "Shared Tantra. That's interesting about Marpa's lineage of Hevajra not being the one depicted as holding all the skullcups.
I've mostly only seen the Kapalabhadra form. While we're on the subject, I've also heard that another name for Hevajra is sometimes Dorje Driguk Vajrakartika. This is confusing to me, since I've mostly seen him in Kapalabhadra form. I keep thinking that Buddhakapala makes more sense for the name of a HYT yidam carrying all skullcups.
Any ideas about the source of the Vajrakartika Hevajra? All this means is that each practice is found in the tantric cycles connected with each of these Yidams. Who is online Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests.
Click here to see other articles relating to word Mahamaya-tantra. It is considered by the Shangpa Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism to be a seminal work and is one of their five principal tantras. Stated simply, Maya is the goddess of dreams. The Shangpa Kagyu lineage propagates five tantras of the Anuttara yoga class, each tantra is considered the seminal expression of a principal sadhana :. The Shangpa Kagyu tradition almost died out this century. Sinha outlines that the author of the Brhad-vimansastra quotes the Mahamaya-tantra :. The author quotes the Mahamaya-tantra and other Tantric texts as sources from which the secret doctrines may be learned.
Tantric techniques :. Recently the Sanskrit text of this tantra has been reconstructed, with the help of the Tibetan text and the extant Sanskrit commentaries, by Samdhong Rinpoche and published by the Central University of Tibetan Studies. Kashinath Nyaupane  and an English translation has been made by the Dharmachakra Translation Committee , under the patronage and supervision of the Translating the Words of the Buddha project. The deity has four faces c. His second pair of arms hold an arrow and a bow. He wears a shawl of human skin and the ornaments of a heruka. She presides over the pitha of Ujjain.