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Chapter 48: Cakrasamvara Practice

Translated by True Buddha Translation Team
Translator: DJ Chang
Editor: Henry Wolf

Disciples ask:
''How do we practice Cakrasamvara?''
I reply:
''The preliminary practice is the same as Guhyasamaja's.''
Disciples ask:
''What about the mudra?''
I answer:
''His mudra is the same as Vajrasattva's. Form a fist with each hand while crossing the arms in front of the chest. One may also visualize the right hand holding a vajra scepter and the left hand, a vajra bell.''
Disciples ask:
''How about visualization?''
I reply,
''I will specially discourse it as follows: One first visualizes oneself transforming into void, completely empty.''
''One then visualizes a lotus flower appearing from the void. There is a sun disc within the lotus and within the sun disc. The transforms to a vajra scepter.''
''Subsequently, the vajra scepter transforms into a standing Cakrasamvara.''
Disciples ask:
''How do we visualize Cakrasamvara?''
I answer,
''At this moment, Cakrasamvara is oneself. Oneself is Cakrasamvara. Visualize oneself being blue, one head and two arms, standing on a sun disc within a lotus with the left leg bent while the right leg is extended. Each foot tramples upon a celestial being.''
''His hair is adorned with mani jewels, new moon, and crossed vajra scepters. His body is adorned with six bone ornaments. He wears a necklace of human heads and a tiger skin skirt. He looks wrathful. Each hand holds a vajra scepter while he embraces Vajravarahi.''
''Vajravarahi is red. Her hands hold a kartika and a skull-cup respectively. Her hair is loose and spread out. Her right leg is bent while the left leg is extended. She is in unification with a joyful expression. Her body is adorned with five kinds of bone ornaments.''
''The Buddha Father and Buddha Mother are surrounded by the fire of wisdom light.''
Disciples ask:
''Who is the crown ornament?''
I reply,
''Some use Akshobhya Buddha or Vairocana Buddha. Some may use Amitabha Buddha.''
Disciples ask:
''What is the mantra?''
I answer,
''Om, seh, ha-ha, hum-hum, pei.'' (chant 108 times)
Disciples ask:
''Do we enter samadhi after finishing the chanting?''
I reply,
''Yes.''
Disciples ask:
''After emerging from samadhi what is the praise verse?''
I answer,
Supreme bliss is still emptiness
Processing the essential nature of the Three Realms
Wisdom light in unification
I pay homage to Cakrasamvara
Disciples ask:
''Is Cakrasamvara's concluding practice the same as Guhyasamaja's?''
I reply,
''Yes.''
Disciples ask:
''Who are the Five Herukas of Vajrayana?''
I answer,
''Hevajra, Guhyasamaja, Cakrasamvara, Yamantaka, and Mahottara Heruka.''
I add,
''However,some may replace Mahottara Heruka with Kalachakra. What I always believe is once one accomplishes one practice one accomplishes all other practices. By attaining one Heruka one attains all five of them. The only difference is the slight differences in their respective practices.''
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