Vajrakilaya or Vajrakumara — the wrathful heruka Vajrakilaya is the yidam deity who embodies the enlightened activity of all the buddhas and whose practice is famous for being the most powerful for removing obstacles, destroying the forces hostile to compassion and purifying the spiritual pollution so prevalent in this age. Vajrakilaya is one of the eight deities of Kagyé.
Vajrakilaya (Dorje Phurpa), also known as Vajrakumara (Dorje Zhonu, Youthful Vajra), is a wrathful Herukagod who represents all the Buddhas' enlightened action. Vajrakilaya is one of the Nyingmatantras' eight Heruka deities. GuruPadmasambhava's personal meditational deity is Vajrakilaya. When several hurdles appeared in his path, he engaged in meditation on Vajrakilaya.
Who is Vajrakilaya?
Vajrakilaya is the Buddha Vajrasattva's wrathful form. He is distinguished by the fact that he wields the phurba dagger (see .
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 .
A Wisdom King is a type of wrathful deity in East Asian Buddhism alsp called Vidyārājas.
Whereas the Sanskrit name is translated literally as "wisdom / knowledge king(s)," the term vidyā in Vajrayana Buddhism is also specifically used to denote mantras; the term may thus also be translated "mantra king(s)."
Vidyā is translated in Chinese with the character 明 (lit. "bright, radiant", figuratively "knowledge(able), wisdom, wise"), leading to a wide array of alternative translations such as .
Heruka, is the name of a category of wrathful deities, enlightened beings in Vajrayana Buddhism that adopt a fierce countenance to benefit sentient beings.
In East Asia, these are called Wisdom Kings.
Herukas represent the embodiment of indivisible bliss and emptiness.
They appear as Iṣṭha-devatā or meditational deities for tantric sādhanā, usually placed in a mandala and often appearing in Yab-Yum.
Heruka represents wrathful imagery with indivisible emptiness (śūnyatā), bliss, peace, wisdom, compassion (bodhicitta), and love. .
Dorje Drolo is a wrathful emanation Padmasambhava from the group of Eight Main Manifestations. Guru Dorje Drolo the fierce manifestation of Vajrakilaya known as Diamond Guts.
Dorje Drolo is one of the Eight Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche. He assumed this manifestation in Paro Taktsang in Bhutan in order to bring the local deities and guardians under his control.
Dorje Dorolo is known as gu ru rDo-rje gro-lod in Tibet. Dorje Dorolo is also known as Guru .
Jamgon Kongtrul is known as Jamgon Kongtrul the Great, was a Tibetan Buddhist scholar, poet, artist, physician, terton, and polymath.
He was one of the most prominent TibetanBuddhists of the 19th century.
The life of the Jamgon Kongtrul
In this portion, we will learn about the life of the Jamgon Kongtrul.
After that, we will present the short etymological description of the Jamgon Kongtrul itself.
Etymology of Jamgon Kongtrul
Jamgon Kongtrul is known as jam mgon kong sprul blo .
Vajrabhairava with the consort Vajra Vetali surrounded by the main protectors of the Gelugpa School. Vajrabhairava is also called as Yamantaka. He is a meditational deity Ishtadevata of the Anuttarayoga Classification of Buddhist Tantra. As the supreme meditational deity of the Gelug Tradition Vajrabhairava is also looked upon as the Lord or Master.
The life of Vajrabhairava
In this section, we are going to learn about the life of Vajrabhairava, after the short etymological description of .
The subject depicted in this thangka is called Guruparampara, a “Line of Teachers.”
It depicts the family tree of Nyingma lineage, as it were, and its function is to indicate a line of descent.
The meaning of this presentation is to show a refuge for believers. It creates a kind of structure with a number of deities and teachers in whom devotees take refuge, because they will help believers in the course of their spiritual development.