Text. Hevajra Tantra, the King of Tantras (Skt. Hevajranāmatantrarāja; Tib. ཀྱེའི ་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཞེས་བྱ་བ་རྒྱུད་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་པོ་, Wyl. kye’i. A Buddhist Tantra of twenty chapters, thought to have originated in the eighth century. The name is based on the male deity Hevajra, a personified symbol for the. THE core of this work is an edition of the Hevajra-tantra, based upon a. Nepalese manuscript, which was kindly lent me by Professor Giuseppe Tucci. This text.
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Jamgon Amyeshab, the 28th throne holder of Sakyaconsiders the Hevajra Tantra to have been revealed to Virupa by the Nirmanakaya Vajranairatma. This tantra is also considered by him to have been revealed to Dombhi Heruka, Virupa’s senior disciple, by Nirmanakaya Vajranairatma, from whom the main Sakya exegetical lineage of the Hevajra tantra descends.
He, in turn, passed on his knowledge of this tantra to Marpa ADwho also taught in Tibet. Drakpa Gyeltsen writes in his Chronicle of the Indic Masters:. In this way, Drokmi lived in India for twelve years and became a great translator.
After twelve years he returned to central Tibet, probably bytranslated the Hevajratantra into Tibetan, and taught, among others, Dkon mchog ryal po ADthe founder of the Sa-skya Monastery in AD. Surviving images indicate that the Hevajra Tantra was brought to Cambodia during the Khmer Empire and its practice thrived both in Cambodia and Thailand from the 10th to 13th centuries. As a result, Buddhism was declared the state religion and Phagpa was given authority over three of Tibet’s provinces.
A Critical Study in Writing in he was able to say “There is still a tendency to regard them as something corrupt, as belonging to the twilight of Buddhism”,  and his slightly bowdlerized English translation showing that, perhaps subconsciously, he did feel conflicted about some of the contents. Another translation appeared in as The Concealed Essence of the Hevajra-tantra. Many Buddhist texts claim to be condensations of much larger missing originals, with most of the alleged originals either never having been found, or perhaps conceived of as “virtual” texts that exist permanently in some disembodied way.
However, the existence of theverse Prajnaparamita Sutra shows that works of such proportions were actually produced.
The Hevajra Tantra has some material in common with other sources: In the case of the Guhyasamaja, it is safe to assume that the Hevajra version is later, but the case is not as clear cut with the Saraha quote, since the relative dates are harder to establish with any certainty. Hevajra has four forms described in the Hevajra Tantra and four forms described the Samputa Tantra:.
The two armed Body Kaya Hevajra described in the Hevajra Trxt stands in an advancing posture on a multi-coloured lotus, corpse, and sun disk.
He is dark blue in colour. His right hand holds a vajra club, and his left hand holds a vajra-marked skull cup. He embraces his consort Vajranairatma rDo-rje bDag-med-ma.
A khatvanga staff rests on his left shoulder and he is adorned with the six symbolic ornaments. In the Sadhanamala this form of Hevajra is single ekavira – without a consort. The four armed Speech Vak Hevajra described in the Hevajra Tantra stands in an advancing posture on a multi-coloured lotus, corpse, and hecajra disk.
One right hand holds a vajra and one left hand a skullfull of blood, the other pair of arms embrace his consort Vajravarahi rDo-rje phag-mo. The six armed Mind Citta Hevajra described in the Hevajra Tantra stands in an advancing posture with right leg extended and left bent on a multi-coloured lotus, corpse, and sun disk. He is dark blue in colour with three faces – C.
Each face has three blood shot eyes and four bared fangs, and frowns with knotted brows. His tawny hair streams up tamtra with a crossed vajra. Two right hands hold a vajra and a knife, two left a trident and a bell; the remaining pair of arms embrace his consort Vajrasrinkhala.
Hevajra is imbued with the nine dramatic sentiments and adorned with a diadem of five dry skulls, a necklace of fifty fresh heads and the six symbolic ornaments or ‘seals’. The sixteen-armed, four-legged eight-faced Heart Hrdaya Hevajra described in the Hevajra Tantra stands with two legs in ardha-paryanka and the other two in alidha posture left bent, right extended on a multi-coloured eight petalled lotus, the four Maras in the forms of yellow Brahmablack Vishnuwhite Shiva Mahesvara and yellow Indra and a sun disc resting on their hearts.
Sri Hevajra is 16 years old, black in color, naked, with eight faces, sixteen arms and four legs. His central face is black, the first right white, the first left red, the upper face smoke-coloured and ugly; the outer two faces on each side, black. All have three round blood shot eyes, four bared fangs, a vibrating tongue, and frowning with knotted brows. His lustrous tawny hair streams upward crowned with a crossed vajra. He is adorned with a diadem of five texr skulls.
The sixteen hands hold sixteen skull cups. The central pair of arms skull contain a white elephant and the yellow earth-goddess Prithviand embrace his tsxt Vajranairatma rDo-rje bDag-med-ma whose two legs encircle his body.
Her right hands holds a curved knife kartikawhile the left is wrapped around the neck of her lord and holds a skullcup kapala. In the other seven skull cups held in Hevajra’s outer right hands are: Hevajra is adorned with the six symbolic ornaments: He wears a necklace of fifty freshly severed human heads.
The four forms of Hevajra described in the Samputa Tantra all dance on a lotus, corpse, blood-filled skull cup and sun disk throne. The two armed Kaya-Hevajra sku kyE rdo rje – “Shaker of all the Three Worlds” ‘jig-rten gsum kun-tu bskyod-pa – stands in dancing posture on a multi-coloured lotus, corpse, blood-filled skull cup and sun disk.
He is black in colour, with one face, hwvajra round red eyes, and two arms. His right hand wields a five pronged vajra club and the left hand holds a skull cup brimming with blood. He embraces his consort Vajranairatma rdo-rje bdag-med-mablue in colour, with one face and two arms, holding curved knife and skull cup. The four armed Vak-Hevajra sung kyE rdo rjestands in dancing posture on a multi-coloured lotus, corpse, blood-filled skull cup and sun hevara. He is black in colour with one face, three round red eyes two legs and four arms.
The outer right hand wields a five pronged vajra club, the outer left hand holds a blood-filled skull-cup; the other pair of arms embrace his consort Vajravarahi rDo-rje phag-mowho is similar to him. The six armed Citta-Hevajra thugs kyE rdo rje stands in dancing posture ardha paryanka with his right toenails pressed against his left thigh on an eight-petaled multi-coloured lotus, corpse, hevajrw brimming with blood, and sun disc.
He is black, with three faces: His light yellowish hair streams upwards crested with a crossed vajra, and he wears a diadem of five dry skulls.
He is adorned with a necklace of fifty freshly severed human heads, the six symbolic ornaments and clad in a tiger skin skirt. The first pair of hands hold a vajra and bell embracing is consort Vajrasrnkhala, who is similar to him.
The other right hands hold an arrow and a trident. The other left hands hold a bow and a skull cup. He is black in colour with eight faces, sixteen arms and four legs. The central face is black and laughing loudly, the right is white and the yantra is red, and the upper face black and bears hwvajra fangs; the other eight faces are black. Each face has three blod-shot eyes. His tawny hair flows upwards crested with a double vajra and he wears a diadem of five dry skulls. His first pair of hands hold a vajra and bell, embracing his consort Heavjra blue in colour with two hands holding a curved knife tajtra gug and skull cup.
Hevajra’s remaining right hands teext a sword, arrow, wheel, skull cup, club, trident and hook; the remaining left hands hold a lotus, bow, trident, skull, jewel, threatening forefinger and noose. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Treasury of Lives: Biographies of Himalayan Religious Masters. The Circle of Bliss: Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history.