Bon, also spelled Bön, is a Tibetan religion. According to traditional Bon beliefs and legends, the Bon religion predates the arrival of Buddhism in Tibet. According to the scholar and Buddhist master Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, there is clear manuscript evidence confirming the existence of fully articulated Bon doctrine and practice prior to the forcible annexation of the Bon kingdom of Zhangzhung in the 8th century CE by Tibetan king Trisong Deutsung: "It is very clearly stated in the ancient lineage-manuscripts of Bon, known as Srid-rGyud, during the reign of the Buddhist King Trisong Deutsen, that the tradition of Bon and its founder both first started [centuries earlier] in Zhangzhung." [This is disputed by some subsequent Buddhist commentators, e.g., by Sam van Schaik, "in truth the 'old religion' was a new religion." Its scriptures are derived primarily from termas and visions by tertöns such as Loden Nyingpo..]
Shenlha Okar is the most important deity in the Yungdrung Bon tradition of Tibet. He is counted among the "Four Transcendent Lords". Shenlha Okar Tsog Shing is the field of deities for the accumulation of merit.
Shenlha Okar is said to have created the world with the help of nine brother gods or nine cosmic gods who appear as war gods or Drala. He is also considered a god of compassion with many parallels to .
The phurba is a ritual dagger used in Tantric practices. It is used to protect against negative energies and to promote positive change.
The phurba is not to be used for violence or harm, and should only be used for ritual purposes. It is a powerful tool for protection and should be used with care and respect.
Origin of Phurba in Tibet
The renowned BuddhistmasterPadmasambhava, who was initiated by the Indian sage Prabhahastin, is said .
Nyingma Tradition is the old school of Tibetan Buddhism is the name given to the followers of those original translations of the teachings of the Buddha into Tibetan.
The Nyingma teachings are divided into the Long Transmission (Tib. ring gyü) of the Kama and the Short Transmission (Tib. nyé gyü) of Terma; other teachings were received by masters directly in Pure Visions (Tib. dak nang) from deities or gurus, in experiences or in dreams.
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Begtse Chen is known as the main protector for the Hayagriva cycle of practice. Begtse Chen is a Dharmapala and the lord of war in origin a pre-Buddhist war god of the Mongols. Begtse Chen is known as the Great Coat of Mail in English and Begtse Chen is also known as Prana Atma in Sanskrit.
The iconography of Begtse Chen
In the iconography of Begtse Chen, we are going to learn about his body picture, .
Machig Labdron is a founder of the Cho Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Machig Labdron was a renowned 11th-century TibetantantricBuddhist practitioner, teacher, and yogini who originated several Tibetan lineages of the Vajrayana practice of Chod. Machig Labdron may have come from a Bon family and, according to Namkhai Norbu, developed Chod by combining native shamanism with the Dzogchenteaching.
Machig Labdron may have come from a Bon family and, according to Namkhai Norbu, developed .
Samantabhadra is known as Universal Worthy is a Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism associated with Buddhist practice and meditation. Samantabhadra is most commonly described as a bodhisattva himself, although some Vajrayana Buddhist traditions, namely the Nyingmapa, regard him as a primordial Buddha in indivisible Yab-yum union with his consort Samantabhadri.
The Life of Samantabadra Buddha
In this section, we are going to learn about the life of Samantabhadra Buddha. After that, we will learn the short etymological .
Chakrasamvara is also known as the Thirteen Deity Samvarodaya Chakrasamvara. Chakrasamvara Mandala is from the Shri Maha Sambarodaya Tantraraja.
The Esse of Chakrasamvara
In this section, we are going to learn about the ease of Chakrasamvara, after that the short etymological description of the word Chakrasamvara itself.
Etymology of Chakrasamvara
Chakrasamvara s known as khor lo dem Chog lha chu sum Gyi Kyil kor in Tibet. Chakrasamvara is one of the most popular deities in Tantric Buddhism. Chakrasamvara .
Vajrayogini is a tantricBuddhist deity who is also called as Vajravarahi in Tantric Buddhism, or Vajrayana, a tradition in which she is considered the supreme deity more revered than any male buddha. She represents the path leading to female Buddhahood.
She is also a dakini, a term that describes a female supernatural being or an accomplished yogini, and is considered the queen of the dakinis.
Her name comes from the Sanskrit, vajra, which means “diamond” or “thunderbolt,” .