Atisha by L.T. Kalsang

By L.T. Kalsang

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On hearing the guru's words, the Prince; like a great hero going forth to battle, rode off with his thousand horsemen who, 21 well accoutred with shields and helmets; made martial music and flourished axes, hammers and short spears. As they. rode to the monastery, they let fly arrows and their shouts rang out upon all sides. In Black Mountain Monastery, there lived countless yogis and yoginis. While the august Vajrayogi was expounding the Tantra to his disciples, he saw the young Prince Chandragarbha coming.

Thereupon she spoke in a. melodious voice, saying: "0 greatly 1. Atisha was not boasting. Having by tantric means taken on the form of the terrible, he had befome the divinity! 34 compassionate lord, listen to me. To the followers you convert, I shall never preach the false religion. " When she had spoken thus, a white-complexioned man appeared from near the galley and uttered the following stanzas: "Do not make the journey to the Himalayas, Nor sail in this ship, Balpo, To the islands of Tamradvipa or elsewhere.

Like me, other deities raised their weapons in fierce postures. Our right hands grasped vajras raised towards the sky; our left hands held nooses pointed in wrathful gestures (mudra). Thence we hurled the vajras, which, wheeling ({) ' through 1he sky, crashed upon the mountains, smashing them to pieces, and then plunged into the depths of the golden earth. Simultaneously the great ocean was so shaken that the water boiled up red with the blood of the leviathan, whose bones were stripped of flesh.

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