By Edward A. Arnold
The Kalachakra Tantra--Kalachakra ability wheel of time--is a convention of Buddhist conception and perform whose root textual content treats a gorgeous expanse of data starting from observations of the cosmos to investigations of meditative states and important physically energies. within the Tibetan-speaking international, a public Kalachakra initiation is still the main sought-after eveny within the lifetime of a religious Buddhist. The Fourteenth Dalai Lama has lengthy had a robust reference to the Kalachakra Tantra and taken the initiation to the West in 1981, acting it within the united states, Switzerland, Spain, and Australia. This quantity has been created to rejoice his lengthy involvement with the Kalachakra teachings.
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167. ” A Concert of the Deepest Truth Names of the Vanquishing Master Surpassing All, the Deep Awareness Being Mañjuśrī, expounded by the Vanquishing Master, the Thusly Gone One, Śākyamuni, is hereby completed. –2– The Mental Afflictions and the Nature of the Supreme Immutable Wisdom in the Sekoddeśa and Its Commentary by Nāropa Giacomella Orofino Foreword on the texts The text translated here is an extract from the Teaching on the Initiation (Sekoddeśa), which is one of the most important sources of the Kālacakra tradition and consists of 174 stanzas.
He’s the possessor of good qualities, the knower of good qualities, the knower of the Dharma, The auspicious one, the source of what’s auspicious, He’s the auspiciousness of everything auspicious, The one with the auspicious sign of renown, the famous, constructive one. 91. He’s the great breath, the great festival, The great joy, the great pleasure, The show of respect, the one showing respect, the prosperous one, The supremely joyous, the master of fame, the glorious one. 92. Possessor of the best, he’s the provider of the best, the most preeminent, Suitable for refuge, he’s the superlative refuge, The very best foe of the great frightful things, The eliminator of what’s frightful, without an exception.
With the word mantra, one designates the immutable wisdom of emptiness. The mantra, arising from merit (puṇya) and wisdom, is constituted of emptiness and compassion. c) The spiritually supreme awareness is called Prajñāpāramitā and also Mahāmudrā, clear light by its very nature; having the form of innate joy, the natural outflow (niḥṣyanda) of the element of the dharma, it consists of a state of perfection. These two mothers of Vajrasattva and of the Buddha28 are incomprehensible (agocarau) to the senses, which are dependently originated and [are only] comprehensible by means of the divine senses.
As Long As Space Endures: Essays on the Kalacakra Tantra in Honor of the Dalai Lama by Edward A. Arnold