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vOLUME VI TANTRIC BUDDHISM (INCLUDING CHINA
AND JAPAN); BUDDHISM IN NEPAL AND
73 Reflections at the Mahesvara subjugation fantasy: lndic
materials, Sa-skya-pa apologetics, and the delivery of Heruka
RONALD M. DAVIDSON
74 Tibetan scholastic schooling and the position of soteriology
75 difficulties of language in Buddhist Tantra
GEORGE R. ELDER
76 at the historical past and psychology of the 'das-log
77 Ambiguous sexuality: imagery and interpretation in Tantric
ROGER R. JACKSON
78 at the notion of sahaja in Indian Buddhist Tantric
79 The examine of Bon within the West: prior, current, and future
80 a contemporary Newar advisor for Vajrayana life-cycle rites: the
Nepiil Jana ./ivan Kriyii Paddhati
TODD T. LEWIS
81 the original gains ofNewar Buddhism
JOliN okay LOCKE. S J
82 Seeing Chen-yen Buddhism: conventional scholarship and the
Vajrayana in China 308
CHARLES D. ORZECH
83 precise phrases, silence, and the adamantine dance: on Japanese
Mikkyo and the formation of the Shingon discourse 334
84 The Jo-nail-pas, a college of Buddhist ontologists according
to the Grub mtha' set gyi me ion 363
85 Vajrayana: starting place and function
86 Sakyamuni's enlightenment in line with the Yoga Tantra 409
87 A serious Tantrism
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His mount, back a bull, rapes a supine determine of ambiguous intercourse, and he himself is usually depicted with a well-liked phallus. 35 within the judgement scenes Dharmaraja consistently reminds those who come prior to him to not be frightened of him, that if one has performed virtues to stability sin, each motion can be thought of within the defendant's prefer. within the 'daslog's case, horrid fascination presently offers option to knowing. Patripotestas, it seems, is disguised parental love, encouraged by means of wider issues. Kun-dga'rang-grol (IX, B: f. 15 ff. ) asks a junior yama have you ever no longer even an instant's pity? do not you act as witnesses for the Buddha? do not you're thinking that of those that behave religiously? the place are the well-known lamas? do not they've got pity for the beings in Bardo that needs to expiate their sins ... ? It replies, hear, younger monk! If black and white weren't divided, the human realm will be choked with bdud and srin-po. If there have been no heavens and hells, all creatures could fall to undesirable rebirths. it's not that Dharmaraja or his staff lack pity. it's that they've everyone's main issue at middle. The Dharmaraja himself says, "If you spot me outwardly, i'm Dharmaraja; for those who see me inwardly, i'm Avalokite8vara. " This inner-outer contrast is critical. simply because the clergymen from Khotan got here to grasp that Srong-btsan-sgam-po, the wrathful king, was once additionally Avalokitesvara, and that what seemed to them as butchery was once compassion (Dpal-sprul 1971: 303--4), so worry, encouraged by way of a distant yet simply father-figure keeps the method that results in perception. To the 'das-/og Dharmaraja offers a complete checklist of dyads, naming even the worthiest of the worldly helpful, who, in 128 ON THE heritage AND PSYCHOLOGY OF THE 'DAS-LOG contradistinction to himself or to the unconditioned sphere ordinarily, should still encourage worry and revulsion and accordingly now not be clung to: Lamas = Bandits Meditation masters = Insufferably traditional males Logicians = Parrots priests = Laymen Mantrists = Venemous snakes Lords = Black snakes Youths= Wolves Nuns = Whores, bitches girls= Witches the wealthy = Pretas Saints = Braggarts academics = Barking canines 36 eventually, shorn of fantasy, the 'das-log gets a last perception on perception from Dharmaraja ahead of he's brushed aside homewards with a message to the area. What turns out very important this is that while the 'das-log entered his regressive hallucinatory nation missing the power to combine his cut up introjects, identifications and contradictory photographs of the self, he now could be approximately to emerge from this adventure having synthesized the dualities of social and mental lifestyles in the course of the rejection of the normative social view, and via relocating towards a extra ascetic indifference within which dualism disappears. in brief, the 'das-log has been reparented by means of at the very least Dharmaraja and qiikit;'i. He reanimates his corpse, stories with lamas, and is going directly to lead a completely non secular existence, devoted to the reparenting of others. again on the earth it really is now males who're detest to simply accept the 'das-log, who, upon reanimation, is first and foremost feared as a murderous zombie or ghost.