Vajradhara and the 84 Mahasiddhas. Eighty-four mahasiddhas (Skt. caturaśītisiddha; Tib. གྲུབ་ཐོབ་བརྒྱད་ཅུ་རྩ་བཞི་, drup top gyé chu. – Explore Edwin Borman’s board “Tibetan art 84 Mahasiddhas” on Pinterest. | See more ideas about Tantra, Tibetan buddhism and Buddhist art. A Buddhist discussion forum on Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism.. 84 Mahasiddhas.
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Last edited by kalden yungdrung on Thu Jul 09, 5: The best meditation is no meditation. I have a few questions about this Tantric Deity. What is the Adi Buddha from the Nath? Mutsug Marro KY. I mean which Sutra of the Buddha Shakyamuni gives some elucidations about Vajradhara.
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I recall it being something fairly simple, like Om name hum, but can’t quite recall. The mahsaiddhas don’t give clear statements. They just mainly say, “went to the realm of the dakinis”.
On his website for translated texts. This Yoga is also welknown in Tibet like: Now about the Mahasiddhas from India, mahasiddyas were Brahmins and Shiva adherents. The thunderbolt from Indra is sure a symbol which is taken over in the Vajrayana and is from Indian origen.
So the Indian Yogisat least not all of them had the Vajra as their symbol.
One of their symbols was the Trident of Shiva. The Vishnu Yogis also do not use the Vajra from Indra in their practice. If the Mahasiddhas were devoted to Vajradhara that is what i greatly doubt.
84 Mahasiddhas – Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia
The Mahasiddhas were yogis which did adhere mahqsiddhas “Indian” Gods. But in Tibet this all was called Vajrayana and here the Buddha was Vajradhara.
As you can see from the link there are so many varieties of Shaivite. In Tamil Nadu which is the Shaivaite heartland, the devotees are staunch Brahmins.
It is not correct to think that followers of Shiva were not Brahmins. Tashi delek DW members, On the undermentioned link one can see that the Naths are undoubtly devoted to Shiva. I guess that many Tibetans make use of Hatha Yoga. I don’t know if the same can be said of Adi Buddha.
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Shiva is sure not Vajradhara i guess. Nath tradition is devoted to Shiva and some of them belong to the Indian 84 Mahasiddhas. Mahasiddhxs to add here that some Tibetan Tantras are sure not explained or initiated by the Buddha Shakyamuni: Who is online Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests.