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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Another method is to change our attitudes and turn negative circumstances into positive ones. As scholar Isabelle Onians explains: Meditation in Analogy 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.

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These may accompany either our experiences of objects of any of the five physical senses, including physical sensations of pain, or they may accompany purely mental events.

Simultaneously, it acts as a cause for the foundation to give rise to number two instead. This pathway mind entails two levels of practice: Changing the focus of our attention like this removes the emotional energy that is driving and perpetuating the disturbing emotion and quiets it down.

Anuttarayoga Tantra Sanskrit, Tibetan: To bring about the attainment of a true stopping of the emotional obscurations, that nonconceptual cognition of voidness yogx to be conjoined with a mind of renunciation, the determination to be free. The further existence that these karmic impulses bring about are bardo in between rebirth existence, conception existence, predeath existence, and death existence.

A Concise Discourse on the Path to Enlightenment.

Extracted from a text by Jetsun Dragpa Gyaltsen This text forms a textbook and ready reference to accompany the sadhana of those initiated into the Anuttarayogatantras.


To do this and get past the guards, we need to wear a disguise. Our misery in prison is awful, but even more unbearable is the suffering of the countless other prisoners who are each locked up in their own cells. If I look at this watch, for instance, and the time it shows, I cannot look at this object with the same mind in two opposite ways.

First, let us look at the different possible meanings of what it could mean to purify death, bardo, and rebirth. The structures of how the experiences of our number one trio and number two trio occur, however, are the same. Someone from the palace chamber in our house comes to help us.

This is the prison routine. This method of changing our attitudes and turning negative circumstances into positive ones is actually a very effective way of dealing with suffering.

The guards are our emotional and cognitive obscurations. We are also not opposing death, bardo, and rebirth directly. Retrieved from ” https: The first method is to apply an opponent force. Having accomplished this, we then take elevator number two up to the palace chamber and, from there, help all the other prisoners to escape.

It does not rid us of the disturbing emotion such that it never arises again. It is not that kind of purification either. Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand: So in anuttarayoga tantra practice, we are not just working to scorch the seeds of death, bardo, and rebirth so that the circumstances do not arise anutgara them to happen again.

Anuttarayoga Tantra literally means ‘Unexcelled Union Continuity’. He comes for a visit and secretly gives us a palace uniform and instructs us on how to get to the basement on our own. Practices Generation stage Completion stage Phowa Tantric techniques: The pathway mind that we use to purify the foundation in the sense of getting it to stop generating number one and to generate number two instead also follows this same structure. In the New Schools of Tibetan Buddhism, Anuttarayoga Tantra tanfra the highest of four classes anuttars is associated with the Mahamudra route to enlightenment.


This is accomplished using the practices of the Illusory Body teachings. In addition, we are using a pathway mind of practice that is also analogous to both one and two and which enables us to get down to their common foundation.

But as we progress on the spiritual path, we tantea that love so that is becomes extended equally to all beings — friends, strangers and even our enemies, anuttraa is mixed with an equal attitude toward everyone. This method, however, is only a provisional one. After many trials of taking the elevator down and almost reaching the basement before having to come back up again, we finally succeed in reaching the basement.

Room one is a prison cell; room two is the palace chamber of a Buddha.

The Purification Method Used in Anuttarayoga Tantra — Study Buddhism

Yogs type of deep awareness accounts for the basic structure of its corresponding disturbing emotion, while unawareness ignorance accompanying it provides the disturbing aspect. Rather we are working to break the continuity of death, bardo, and rebirth by meditating with pathway minds that are similar to the three. The visitor from the palace chamber is the tantric master.

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At first, our love may only be directed toward our loved ones and be mixed with attachment.

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