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By John R. Dupuche

During this work,he describes some of the tantras and locations in their apex the main severe of them, the Kula ritual. It additionally offers a translation of Jayaratha's remark. the Kula ritual leads the practitioner to extra exalted levels of mantras to arrive the top point of attention, the "mantravyapti", the pervasion of the chant. the person that is aware this pervasion is a Bhairava..

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The rules for copying a tantra and the way the text should be carried on a journey are explained. 6-14. The rules for offering and conducting a tantric feast are mentioned. CHAPTERS The necessary course of Discipline. 1-5. The qualities of a relative Mahamudra are described. 6-8. The resolve the yogi should make for future births is given. 9-11. The stages for disciplining disciples are given. CHAPTER9 The Arrangement of Mantras. 1-6. The special methods of performing the fierce rites are given.

This nonvocal form ofcommunication was used by the yogiS to greet and converse with the yogirus during the mostly silent drama ofenlightened consciqusness mimed at the Assembly of the Circle of Initiates. The drama was signaled in terms of the tantric method, where realizations were expressed by sign, as were the basis for further instructions. It was also a method by which the master could reveal his nature to the disciple at the gathering. This kind of communication was deemed necessary because the very nature of the states being described are beyond the realm of phenomenal concepts.

Lvi The Concealed Essence of the Hevajra Tantra CHAPTER 12 The Instructions for the Four Consecrations. 1-5. The guru reveals the essential nature of what is transmitted during the four consecrations. 6, 7. The mantras for empowering the Vajra and the Lotus are given. 8. The locations for placing the empowering seed-syllables OIJl, h\liJl and al:l are given. ra//{1) Thus have I heard: At one time Bhagavan dwelt in the wombs of the Vajra Lady which are the Body, Speech and Mind of all the Buddhas.

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