"Religious Structure"

nis-padna-krama ("Stage of Generation")

p.

#

step

115

1st

seva ("Service") = yoga

119

2nd

upa-sadhana ('Nigh Evocation') = anu-yoga

122

3rd

sadhana ("Evocation") = ati-yoga

124

4th

maha-sadhana ("Great Evocation") = maha-yoga

ud-padna-krama ("Stage of Completion")

p.

#

step

128

1st

prati-ahara ("Withdrawal")

130

2nd

dhyana ("Meditation")

131

3rd

pran.a-yama ("Breathing")

132

4th

dharan.a ("Retention")

136

5th

anu-smr.ti ("Recollection")

138

6th

sama-adhi ("Concentration")

lights

p. 117 progression forwardsly

p. 118 __ consciousness

aloka 'light'

imagined

aloka-abhasa ('spread-of-light')

relative

aloka-upa-labdhi ('culmination-of-light')

perfected

prabha-svara-aloka ('clear light')

intrinsic

[literally, aloka is 'lamp'; prabha-svara is 'illumination-tone' (svara is 'tone, musical note') {this might imply accompaniment of spectral lamp by music, as in Radha Svamin reveries}]

Clear Light acting distinctively in the Stages

stage

Generation

Completion

p. 118 acting as __

sus.upti [dreamless sleep] emerging as sama-adhi

samaya ("symbol") nis-akara ("without aspect')

artha ("entity")

p. 119 also known as __ ("__")

 

saiks.a ("of Training")

a-saiks.a ("beyond Training")

p. 119 the 2 directions of progression

stage

Generation

Completion

direction

anu-loma (forwards)

prati-loma (backwards)

forward is __

enabling

dissipative

backward is __

dissipative

enabling

bodies in upa-sadhana

p.

process

120

from the puti-kaya ('material body')

 

is separated the niha-deha ('innate body')

121

in order to generate the mantra-deha ('incantational body')

p. 123 the 100 (= 20 * 5) kula-s ('lineages') in sadhana

5 skandha ('component') tatha-gatas-s

4 dhatu-mudra ('element-sigil') goddesses

6 indriya ('sense') bodhi-sattva-s

5 vis.aya-vajra ('object-thunderbolt') goddesses

pp. 125-126 the 3 sama-adhi-s ('concentrations') of maha-sadhana

p. 125

concentrations of the 5 revelation-enlightenments

 

concentration of the man.d.ala-raja-agri

mukut.a ('diadem') = ability of the acarya ('master')

 

vajra = nis-vikalpa-jn~ana ('non-discursive knowledge')

 

udaka ('water') = cleansing from kles`a ('defilement')

 

nama ('name') conferred

 

ghan.t.a ('bell') = dharma-speech

p. 126

concentration of the karma-raja-agri

offerings to the guru

 

permission to perform the ritual

 

re-unification of the 32 deities into Vajra-dhara

p. 126, fn. 5 powers of the 5 kinds of meat

meat

its power

elephant

5 supernatural powers

horse

ability to disappear

hound

command of magic

ox

attraction

human

triple vajra

pp. 128-130 prati-ahara ('withdrawal')

p. 129

'meditation' "by wind and mind (-only)" : union of the yogin's "vajra (penis) with his consort's padma (vagina)."

pp. 129-130

guhya-abhis.eka ('secret initiation') : placing by the guru, into the mouth of the candidate, of bodhi-citta = "a mixture of semen (s`ukra) with menstrual blood (rakta). The substance is said to pass through the Candidate's body and to destroy the three kinds of mental functions which hinder the illumination of the Three Lights. In this way, the Candidate arrives at the Culmination-of-Light."

pp. 130-131 dhyana ('meditation')

partial

full

vi-tarka

vi-cara

priti ('joy')

sukha-sangraha ('pleasure-sum')

sva-citta ('one's own thought')

maya-deha ('illusory body')

pp. 131-132 pran.a-yama ('breathing')

p.

practice

attainment

132

adhas-s`vasa ('downward breath') = bodhicitta-bindu as pin.d.a ('ball') at tip of nose

pravr.tta-s`vasa ('upward breath') of 5 colors

131

vajra-japa ('thunderbolt-muttering')

sambhoga-kaya ('enjoyment-body')

pp. 132-136 dharan.a ('retention')

p. 134

nis-odha-vajra ('cessation-thunderbolt'), having as activity 5 signs:-

mirage

smoke

fireflies

lamp-light

cloudless sky

p. 133

vajra-deha ('thunderbolt-body') by carya ('discipline') of 2 dhyana-s ('meditations'):-

pin.d.a-graha ('contraction') [= separating the 5 basic winds from the 5 secondary winds]

anu-bheda ('expansion') [= separating mind-based perception from sense-based perception]

p. 132

according to commentary by Naga-arjuna:-

citta-vi-s`uddhi ('thought-purification')

sva-adhi-s.t.hana ('own's own blessing')

pp. 136-138 anu-smr.ti ('recollection')

p. 137

in the Clear Light of S`aiks.a ('Training'), dichotomies are integrated

p. 138

yuganaddha ('nuptials') uniting ("waterlily" =) s`amatha ('calming') with ("thunderbolt" =) vipas`yana ('vision')

pp. 138-140 sama-adhi ('concentration')

p. 139

sama-apatti ('aequipoise') of opposites is a-dvaya-jn~ana ('non-dual knowledge')

pp. 139-140

yuganaddha-a-s`aiks.a ('Nuptial beyond Training') is attainment of yuganaddha-deha ('Nuptial Body')

p. 140

64 s`r.gara ('erotic') actions in maya-upama-sama-adhi ('Illusory Concentration')

pp. 217-227 Catur-mudra-Nis`caya ('4-Sigil Inquiry')

p.

   

217

Karman mudra as

[punya phala] "Merit Fruit"

219

"All being" [existence] is

"reflecting the shadow of the Congenital."

 

knowledge of Insight resembleth

"the facial reflection implanted in a mirror."

220

the "waterlily" ["i.e., female sexual organ" (fn. 3)] of the "Action Woman" is

"the jewel heap of the abundance of joys."

 

"the pearl of" phainomenal Thought of Enlightenment entereth

"that pure spot [the jewel heap] through the Central" Channel.

221

at "mixing of the juices of the "gum myrrh" [semen (fn. 1)] and the "kakkola berry" [female sexual secretion (fn. 1)] --

then the Knowledge known as the Momentary, the Ultimate and the Congenital comes into being."

     

221

Dharma mudra as

"Maturity Fruit"

222

"sun

in the dark"

 

"kernel

in the husk"

     

223

Maha-mudra as

"Purity Fruit"

223-4

p. 223 "bereft of veils"

p. 224 "as the clear autumn sky at high noon"

     

225

Samaya-mudra as

"Human Goal Fruit"

 

"the vibration of Vajradhara

through his Pure Form."

226-7

p. 226 "There is no muttering of mantras, no austerities, no oblations;"

but (p. 227) the "Good Assembly"

Anthony Joseph Fasano: The Religious Structure of Tantric Buddhism. PhD diss., Fordham U., 1981.