In spite of the popularity of “Anuttarayoga” as a so-called ‘back translation’ from the Tibetan rnal ‘byor bla na med pa. With the practice of the highest class of tantra, anuttarayoga tantra, we work to access our subtlest clear light mind and its accompanying subtlest energy-wind. Anuttara-yoga tantra [RY]. highest yoga tantra [RY]. The highest division of tantra according to the New Translation (Tib. gsar ma) schools.

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We do this in order to purify our mental continuums from experiencing ever again the true sufferings of ordinary tanra, bardo, and rebirth. Many Vajrapani practices come from the Charya Tantra 2. According to the Gelugpa tradition, in Highest Yoga Tantra, the Buddha taught the most profound instructions for transforming sensual pleasure into the quick path to enlightenment, which in turn depends upon the ability to gather and dissolve anuthara inner winds Sanskrit: Schaeffer holds that the Profound Inner Meaning Tibetan: These four stages of existence encompass all three types of true suffering.

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We are not meditating on something that is the exact opposite of death, bardo, and rebirth as the method to purify ourselves of them and bring them to an end.

Changing the focus of our attention like this removes the emotional energy that is driving and perpetuating the disturbing emotion and quiets it down. Actually taking the elevator and eventually succeeding in reaching the basement while wearing the disguise is complete stage practice.

As we have seen, death, bardo, and rebirth are another way of presenting the Noble Truth of suffering — the all-encompassing affecting suffering of having tainted aggregates. These two aspects are two ways of describing the same activity and are not consecutive.

This method, however, is only a provisional one. An example is meditating on ugliness in order to overcome attachment, or meditating on love in order to overcome anger. It is done in conjunction with meditation on voidness combined with bodhichitta. The visitor from the palace chamber is the tantric master.

This comes about through developing on our mental continuums true pathway minds or true paths that lead to their stopping.

Wearing the disguise and practicing the operation in our imaginations is generation stage practice, during which we visualize ourselves in this Buddha-form. A true stopping of death, bardo and rebirth is one in which these three never recur. May we all know liberation in this lifetime and be graced with the splendour of the infinite, ceaseless, eternally rising sun. When I view it in terms of my understanding that there is no such thing as a truly established time — for instance a time when a lecture must end — then I become more relaxed.


When we speak of purifying death, bardo, and rebirth, it is not purification in the sense of removing stains from something, like purifying our mental continuums of fleeting stains. Our aim is to sabotage the electric system of the house so that we cut off the electric supply to elevator one and connect it to elevator two. Specifically, we generate pathway minds that, by imitating death, bardo, and rebirth, are able to get past usual blockages so as to get to the heart or the foundation of the three.

Then, we sabotage the mechanism so that it stops giving rise to what we want to get rid of.

To recognize the underlying deep awareness, we may either analyze the structure of the disturbing emotion or just let the mental activity naturally quiet down, thus revealing its underlying deep awareness. Let us survey seven of them. A further sub-classification is sometimes made among Anuttarayoga tantras into ‘Father’, ‘Mother’, and ‘Non-dual’ tantras, although this latter category is the subject of some controversy.

Giving us a disguise is conferring a tantric empowerment.

The Purification Method Used in Anuttarayoga Tantra

Indian Buddhist Tantra Anuttarayoga Tantra. The mental continuums of arhats liberated beings have true stoppings of the emotional obscurations preventing liberation, while the mental continuums of Buddhas have, in addition, true stoppings of the cognitive obscurations preventing omniscience.

Dissolving Disturbing Emotions into the Underlying Conventional Nature of the Mind When disturbing emotions arise, mahamudra meditation provides several methods for dissolving them into the underlying conventional nature of mind. In order to break into the basement from our prison cell, we need to follow the customs of both rooms of the house: The basement is the subtlest level of our continuum — our clear light mind and subtlest energy-wind.

It is not purification in the sense of making the later moments of continuity of death, bardo, and rebirth better. But there can be a true stopping of those sufferings, such that they never recur.


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In our case here, the three are all analogous to each other: Like instead of eating food with attachment, we imagine ourselves as a Buddha-figure and that we enjoy purely, without any confusion, the offerings we imagine being made to us. For instance, we speak of developing love, which is the wish for all beings to have happiness and the causes for happiness.

In addition, we are using a pathway mind of practice that is also analogous to both one and two and which enables us to get down to their common foundation. These pathway minds then access the mechanism that underlies and generates death, bardo, and rebirth and roots out from the foundation of that mechanism the causes for it perpetuating the three.

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Tantra is the path of bringing the knowledge of this ultimate reality into awareness in order to bring your limited self back home to its Divine nature. Sambhogakaya is a subtle manifestation of a corpus of forms out of this foundation and a Nirmanakaya is a corpus of grosser emanations of those subtle forms. With generation stage practice, wnuttara work on the conceptual level, namely with our imaginations. By my negative karmic potentials ripening now, it rids me of having to experience something even more terrible later in this lifetime or in a worse rebirth state.

Physical Bodies of Buddhas and Arhats ]. Meditation in Analogy A seventh method that is used in Buddhism to rid ourselves of problems is to meditate in analogy with what we want to purify and what we want to achieve.

The mental states that bring about true stoppings are those with nonconceptual cognition of voidness. The 12 Links of Dependent Arising ] True Stoppings A true stopping of death, bardo and rebirth is one in which these three never recur. Ultimately, the Universe is unconditional Love and Compassion. Someone from the palace chamber in our house comes to help us.

Although everything in our example may not be exactly accurate, perhaps it nevertheless helps to explain how the anuttarayoga purification method works.