Introduction to Vajrakilaya
King of the Kodhrarajas (The Wrathful Ones), appearing in the most beautified form, surrounded by the blazing fire of wisdom destroying defilements on the path. Paradoxical as it seems for a common tool to possess lofty aspirations one may ask; as for his name Vajra means unyielding, indestructible or hard as a Diamond and sometimes refer to the powerful heavenly indestructible thunderbolt sceptre that the King of Gods, Indra possesses or adamantine- a mythical jet-black alloy of adamantium. Kila on the other hand refers to a stake, peg or nail used as a foundation to build tents or to mark a holy site for the construction of a temple, the cardinal points of a Mandala, and forming a protection circle on an auspicious site. Another lesser known honorific, Vajrakumara signifies the uncontrived Dharmata and Kumara as youth or free from old age. There are four methods by which the Buddhas subdue and save sentient beings ie. enticing, capturing, binding and paralyzing. Using Peaceful or Attractive, Fascinating-thus-rendering-powerless (vasikaranam,) and the sternest method â€“ downright Force. Because Black Salvation incarnated as the Pride of Egoism in its most terrible form, the last two methods had to be employed. As the bright fierce rays from the multitudes of the Buddhas converge in space Vajrakilaya was brought forth as the last attempt to save sentient beings from the grip of the monstrous Rudra an adh'atma -- a soul on a lower, destructive, path with "disintegrating propensities" that Chaos uses for its own ends. In actual fact, this monster was an incarnation of a bodhisattva of the 8th-level known as "Black Salvation" who misinterpreted his teacherâ€™s doctrine and, consciously identifying himself with the world-evil, falls into Hell. Whilst his servant whose name translates as "Transcendent Faith" who understood the Meaning eventually became the Bodhisattva Vajrapani (Tib. Chana Dorje).
As a result of the activity of Vajrakilaya, "Black Salvation" is redeemed through his suffering and becomes the "Dark Defender of the Faith," later to become the Buddha called "Lord of Ashes" in the world called Immediately Self-produced [or, self-manifesting.] Vajrakilaya methods are proclaimed as the foremost in the means to overcome Mara and all negativity in this present aeon. Guru Padmasambhava was said to have used Vajrakilaya practices in converting all the local spirits, deities, and witches into sworn protectors of the Buddhaâ€™s teaching. Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal also attained the state of Mahamudra through Kilaya practice and could bring the dead to life as well as liberating harmful spirits just by pointing the Kila. Vajrakilaya confers immense blessings and especially so if the teachings are practised without any break or interruption. In the Sakya order, the propitiation and meditation practices were kept pure without any lapses for many generations even during difficult times ever since Khon Nagendra Raksita (a fully ordained Buddhist monk and great translator), and his younger brother Vajra Ratna (a householder) received the Vajrakilaya empowerments and teachings directly from Guru Padmasambhava who in turn received the teaching from Vajrakilaya in the guise of a nine headed iron scorpion. In this manner of unbroken lineage, those receiving the Vajrakilaya teachings of the Sakya is said to be receiving the teachings from none other than the Deity himself. Learn more about the Dharma Teachings and Programs at Sakya Tenphel Ling Read more about Vajrakilaya Phurpas here http://www.SakyaTenphelLing.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sakyapa https://www.twitter.com/SakyaTradition/
Published on Dec 21, 2013
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