„OM VAJRA KILI KILAYA SARVA BIGHANEN BAM HUM PHAT”.
Vajrakilaya or Vajrakumara — the wrathful Heruka Vajrakilaya is the yidam deity who embodies the enlightened activity of all the Buddhas and whose spiritual practice is honored for being the most potent for destroying the forces hostile to compassion, removing obstacles, and purifying the spiritual pollution so prevalent in this age.
Vajrakilaya is one of the eight deities of Kagye.
Vajrakilaya is the primary meditational deity of the Nyingma tradition (the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism) of Vajrayana Buddhism, and the spiritual practice undertaken and accomplished by the majority of its great realized spiritual teachers.
His name reflects the power of buddha-wisdom to transfix the destructive self-habit of ignorant sentient beings.
A frequent manifestation of Vajrakilla has 3 heads, 6 arms, and 4 legs. In his upper right hands he holds 2 Vajras (weapons), and in his middle left hand a trident-tipped khatvanga power-scepter. Vajrakumara holds his symbol – the Phurbu dagger in his lower right and left hands.
In today’s difficult times, anxieties about our personal life and world conditions can create difficult thought-forms inside ourselves. With billions of people consumed by the same negative concerns, our shared thought-forms create an interwoven web of great turmoil around the world.
This can give rise to negative emotions, creating inner obstacles to spiritual practice and happiness, which, in turn, manifest as outer obstacles in life. This practice is especially helpful and suitable during this time, both for individual practitioners and for the well-being of the world community as a whole.
Many great Tibetan teachers of all the lineages, especially Sakya and Nyingma, have engaged in this quintessential spiritual practice to accomplish full enlightenment throughout the ages. The constant transmission of this Tantra comes from these great lamas in an unbroken lineage until the present day.
Vajrakilaya practice can help all sentient beings to remove inner fear, cut self-clinging, and also help understand and realize nature of the mind.
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