Vajrayogini: Her Visualization, Rituals, and Forms
Vajrayogini is a tantric goddess from the highest class of Buddhist tantras who manifests the ultimate development of wisdom and compassion. Her practice is prevalent today among practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. This ground-breaking book delves into the origins of Vajrayogini, charting her evolution in India and examining her roots in the Cakrasamvara tantra and in Indian tradition relating to siva.
The focus of this work is the Guhyasamayasadhanamala, a collection of forty-six sadhanas, or practice texts. Written on palm leaves in Sanskrit and preserved since the twelfth century, this diverse collection, composed by various authors, reveals a multitude of forms of the goddess, each of which is described and illustrated here. One of the sadhanas, the Vajravarahi Sadhana by Umapatideva, depicts Vajrayogini at the center of a mandala of thirty-seven different goddesses, and is here presented in full translation alongside a Sanskrit edition. Elizabeth English provides extensive explanation and annotation of this representative text. Sixteen pages of stunning color plates not only enhance the study but bring the goddess to life.
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This is a scholarly work, an intellectual history, a history of the cult of Vajrayogini and the texts associated with her cult. It will expand the knowledge of detail and give depth of background for any practitioner of any sadhana in which Vajrayogini plays a role. But if you seek instruction in ritual or practices or an inspirational encounter with an imaginative text you will be disappointed. The use of the word "cult" here is not pejorative.
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Uber-scholarly but also eerie and lovely in found-poetry places. Always I feel skittish about reading stuff like this though, because shouldn't you have to climb the Himalayas and beg ancient crusty ... Read full review
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Vajrayoginī An enlightened deity ( ḍākinī ) or yogic adept ( yoginī ). She is the chief female tutelary deity ( yi-dam ) of the Mother
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Vajrayogini. Vajra Yogini est une déité bouddhique représentant l'essence propre des tantras Heruka Chakrasamvara. Elle est une des manifestations féminines ...
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