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Re: Twenty-Seven Verses On Mind Training Composed by Lama Je Tsongkhapa.
« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2010, 09:41:37 pm »
In Vajrayoga, they are generated in quick succession...
Next question; you've used the term "Vajrayoga" a couple of times now. Do you mean HYT? Deity practice? The Six Yogas? Mahamudra? Or what?
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Re: Twenty-Seven Verses On Mind Training Composed by Lama Je Tsongkhapa.
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2010, 06:23:39 am »
In Vajrayoga, they are generated in quick succession...
Next question; you've used the term "Vajrayoga" a couple of times now. Do you mean HYT? Deity practice? The Six Yogas? Mahamudra? Or what?

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om svasti

Vajrayoga is the completion or perfection stage practice of the Great Middle Way. It is presented in the Kalachakra and Guhyasamaja tantras and their commentaries, such as the Vimalaprabha. It is also known as the Six-branched Yoga (sadanga yoga):

1. The Yoga of Separation: severing attachment to phenomenal perception
2. The Yoga of Concentration: uniting emptiness and luminosity
3. The Yoga of Interiorization: drawing the vital force into the central channel
4. The Yoga of Retention: uniting the vital force and pure form
5. The Yoga of Recollection: uniting immutable bliss and pure form
6. The Yoga of Stabilization: coalescing with the enlightened body

Vajrayoga is the main practice in the Jonang lineage.

mangalam


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Re: Twenty-Seven Verses On Mind Training Composed by Lama Je Tsongkhapa.
« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2010, 06:50:38 am »
In Vajrayoga, they are generated in quick succession...

Next question; you've used the term "Vajrayoga" a couple of times now. Do you mean HYT? Deity practice? The Six Yogas? Mahamudra? Or what?


Dear Friend

om svasti

Vajrayoga is the completion or perfection stage practice of the Great Middle Way. It is presented in the Kalachakra and Guhyasamaja tantras and their commentaries, such as the Vimalaprabha. It is also known as the Six-branched Yoga (sadanga yoga):

1. The Yoga of Separation: severing attachment to phenomenal perception
2. The Yoga of Concentration: uniting emptiness and luminosity
3. The Yoga of Interiorization: drawing the vital force into the central channel
4. The Yoga of Retention: uniting the vital force and pure form
5. The Yoga of Recollection: uniting immutable bliss and pure form
6. The Yoga of Stabilization: coalescing with the enlightened body

Vajrayoga is the main practice in the Jonang lineage.

mangalam




This brief history illustrates the complexity of directly equating the systems:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/20819482/A-History-of-the-Sadanga-Yoga-of-the-Kalacakratantra-and-Its-Relation-to-Other-Religious-Traditions-of-India

Neither is it a set of alternatives, as each sytem may contain shared elements with the others.  For example, here is what one Gelugpa master wrote:

''From a practical point of view all the essential practices of Guhyasamaja and Yamantaka are included within this instruction of Heruka body mandala, and so we do not need to practise Guhyasamaja and Yamantaka separately from Heruka practice.'' (re.  Heruka Chakrasambara).
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