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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Pointing-out instruction Samaya Vajracharya. The basis, our number one, is death, bardo, and rebirth. This pathway mind entails two tsntra of practice: Nonconceptual cognition of voidness and a network of deep awareness accumulation of wisdom that it builds up are the obtaining causes for the attainment of the omniscient mind of a Buddha.

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The Dharma Corner: What is Anuttarayoga Tantra?

This part of the analogy is not exact, since Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya, and Nirmanakaya are simultaneous, anuttaraa sequential. A seventh method that is used in Buddhism to rid ourselves of problems is to meditate in analogy with what we want to purify and what we want to achieve. With complete stage practice, we work with the subtlest energy-system so that we actually do dissolve the grosser levels of mind and energy-wind and actually do access the subtlest clear-light level.

The guards are our emotional and cognitive obscurations. Ordination and transmission Pointing-out instruction Samaya Vajracharya. To counter it, we need to deal more directly with it. They focus on devotion as the foundation of tantric practice.

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We have an endless lifespan and are locked in the cell forever. The 12 Links of Dependent Arising ]. Views Read Edit View history. The suffering of change refers to our usual experiences of feelings of happiness.



From these, we generate grosser forms, known as pathway emanation bodies. Rather, we want to root out the causes for them altogether and to purify ourselves in the sense of eliminating death, bardo, and rebirth forever. It also entails practices that bring the mental continuum down to its subtlest level and then manifest a subtle and a gross form.

Also we are not using a mutually exclusive exact opposite of death, bardo, and rebirth to end them, like we use the nonconceptual cognition of voidness as the opponent to rid us forever of grasping for truly anutatra existence. To carry out our mission, we have to get to the basement.

The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs. We are not using an opponent for them, such as some sort of elixir of immortality.

tantea Kriyayoga Charyayoga Yogatantra Anuttarayogatantra Twofold division: If we accomplish our mission, the elevator to room one will go out of order; the elevator to room two will start working; and we can use it to enter and live in the palace chamber. There are many possibilities that oyga not apply to the method used in anuttarayoga tantra. It is not that kind of purification either. These four stages of existence encompass all three types of true suffering. Every hundred years, we take the elevator down to the basement; get a change of clothes; and go back up to our cell.

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The basement is the subtlest level of our tamtra — our clear light mind and subtlest energy-wind. Turning Negative Circumstances into Positive Ones Another method is to change our attitudes and turn negative circumstances into positive ones.

What disconnects it from there and reconnects it so that the electricity flows to the elevator going to the palace chamber instead is the nonconceptual cognition of voidness.

This is the prison routine. The countless number of physical forms in which a Buddha appears is of two types: With the practice of the highest class of tantra, anuttarayoga tantra, we work to access our subtlest clear light mind and its accompanying subtlest energy-wind and to generate a facsimile of the enlightening mind and physical bodies of a Buddha with them.


Specifically, we generate pathway minds that, by imitating death, bardo, and rebirth, are able to get past usual blockages so atntra to get to the heart or the foundation of the three. It is not purification in the sense of making the later moments of continuity of death, bardo, and rebirth better. Earlier Sakya masters and Kagyu scholars had viewed Father Tantras as emphasising the practice of blissful awareness.

Explanation of the Anuttarayoga Method in Structural Form Arrow down Arrow up In structural form, what we have is a basis and a result that are analogous to each other. We then generate from that level the subtle forms known in some anuttarayoga systems as illusory bodies.

Now let us put all this together in terms of our example and fill in more detail. Being in the elevator going up to the palace is Sambhogakaya, and being in the palace chamber is Nirmanakaya.

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. The mantra aanuttara Vajrasattva just scorches them so that although they are still tzntra, the circumstances will not arise for them to ripen. In the Deity Yoga practices of Anuttarayoga Tantra, two stages are practiced: Mind you, it is only nonconceptual cognition of voidness that gets rid of the seeds completely. And that is all that is happening.