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By Michael Perrott, Sharpa Tulku

ISBN-10: 818510266X

ISBN-13: 9788185102665

Comprises translations of texts required to accomplish the ritual hearth providing for peace linked to six meditational deities. This e-book talks approximately 13 deities in response to the Gelugpa culture of Tibetan Buddhism.

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The four mothers also have a crown of five dry skulls and a garland of fifty dry skulls, are adorned by the five mudras and stand with right leg bent and left extended ... ) ... At the four outer corners arise four human skulls filled with nectar. This is as in the sadhana: From the bodies of the deities radiates a mass of white light. The principal deity and his retinue are all marked at the two eyes by KSIM, at the two ears by JRil'y1, at the nose by KHAl'y1, at the tongue by RAl'y1, at the forehead by KAl'y1, at the navel by SAl'y1, at the crown by Ol'y1, at the throat by AI;:I, and at the heart by H0l'y1.

His legs are crossed in the vajra position. Adorned with the thirty-two major marks and eighty minor signs, his hair is arranged in five knots and he is embellished with all the ornaments. 9ala arisen from Af:l, the concentration being, a dark blue syllable H0Iy1, radiates light rays of five colours. The consort Vajravettali is blue with one face. Of her two hands, the right holds a curved knife, the left holds a skull filled with the blood of the malignant and embraces the father. She has a crown of five skulls, a garland of fifty dry skulls and is adorned by the five mudras.

In his first right hand is a rosary, the second is in the mudra of Fearlessness and in the third is a curved knife. His first left hand holds a triple tipped club, the second a holy water vessel, and the third a skull. He stands with left leg e~tended, adorned with all the wrathful ornaments. At his heart is a triangular fire marked by RAiy1. From the seed syllable at the commitment being's heait light rays send forth the wrathful Takki-raja,who invites from the south-east the fire deity and his retinue similar to the one meditated on.

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