V A J R A Y O G I N I M A N D A L A
The Diamond Abode of Clear Light of Vajrayogini
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NAKED WISDOM FOR DEGENERATE TIMES
Vajrayogini has been called the ''Buddha for our times''. There's an old Tibetan saying: ''Practicing any Buddha is practising all Buddhas''. The Enlightened qualities of one Buddha — including Vajrayogini — are no different from the qualities of another Buddha. They are all perfect. They are all Oneness. Vajrayogini is the “Sarva-Buddha-Dakini” the Dakini who is the essence of all Buddhas. She is the Anuttarayoga Tantra Istadevi (the only and the first Deity) and her practice includes methods for preventing ordinary death, intermediate state (bardo) and rebirth by transforming them into the paths to enlightenment, as well as for transforming all mundane daily experiences into spiritual paths. Vajrayogini is a Highest Yoga Tantra.
Her practice is the path to understanding Shunyata (emptiness) and Clear Light — (the luminosity of the nature of mind). Vajrayogini, enlightened wisdom queen, leads us to bliss, clear light and emptiness, despite modern obstacles. Vajrayogini mandala is the only mandala which still exists in our world, all of the other deities mandalas have dissolved back to space.
“The Vajrayogini yoga method is extremely powerful. It is just what we need in these degenerate times, with our delusions running rampant and our minds grasping at concretized sense pleasures. Therefore, a method such as this, which has the wisdom to transform delusions, is of the utmost need, especially as it has the profound property of becoming more powerful as delusions become stronger.”
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P o e m d e d i c a t e d t o V a j r a y o g i n i
I am the diamond maiden, the player of games the yogini is one of my forms.
Showing that I am beyond earthly attachment I am the shining revelation to the
ascetic. The women in silk and roses I am the harlot in black net and leather,
who gives enjoyable punishment.
I am the glass bead master, creating universes of form and a spark of me is in each bead, for I dwell in karma.
I am the Trauma Goddess, the Lady of Pain in return for devotion I pull thorns from the heart. In return for obedience I untie the knots in the belly and the head, I hold the vajra, which gives and receives. I reshape family karma.
The Trauma Goddess is called for people in painful situations where anger and hatred block the path of the soul. I evaluate the benefits of revenge and give better suggestions for spiritual growth.
I am not suited to polite society, to social striving, upward mobility, and making good impressions. I am radically honest, sensitive, brilliant, and blunt. I hold up a mirror to the best and worst facets of human life.
The Lady of Trauma is the mirror of pain, I reflect the disastrous ways that human beings interact then the reflections are stretched and distorted. With irony, and humor, and sadness loosening their grip on the heart so that the person who seeks freedom can get a taste of being free.
My devotees pray:
Lady of Trauma, Lady of Pain ascetic and bhairavi and sannyasini and mistress pull me
from the disaster I have made of my life, save me from the evil machinations of others.
This is their prayer and I hear it in their hearts as they chant my mantra.
Savior, Lady, Mother Goddess, bodhisattva, love me as I love you I am desperate and bound free me by your grace.
I will give freedom, but not without realization. Those who have been bound, bind others. Those who have suffered, cause suffering. I let them know how they have been affected but also how they have affected others.
I do not wear bones because of death, I wear them because they represent what is beneath the surface. The blood that I drink is the evil karma of those that I save. And the karma is then halted and does not pass to others. I appear wrathful as I take on anger, hatred, fury, and the desire to destroy which are destroyed within me.
I am a dancer upon the pain of all mankind. I destroy the dark and corrupt. My compassionate side is hidden but for those whom I love, who have taken on my dark grace I open a path of shining light with pain and sorrow left behind.