Will wrote:Among the three English translations I know of - Davidson, Wayman and Berzin - which is the most accurate?
conebeckham wrote:Manjusri Namasamgiti is kind of a special case, according to Jamgon Kongtrul.
This tantra can be explained from the point of view of Yoga Tantra, and also from the framework of Highest Yoga Tantra. there are Indian commentaries from both positions, and also commentaries that approach this tantra from a Dzokchen point of view, apparently.
It's usually classified as a Father Tantra of the Delusion Class.
In general, Manjusri practice is said to benefit learning, study, etc.--what we might call "Mundane Siddhi."
This particular Tantra is concerned with Ultimate Siddhi, primarily.
Mr. G wrote:The Manjushri Namasamgiti Two-Day Empowerment is being held in Maryland:
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About the Teachings
The Manjushri Namasamgiti Two-Day Major Empowerment is a very special blessing, which purifies mental defilements and generates wisdom by dispelling the darkness of ignorance. For this reason, the Manjushri Namasamgiti tantra is one of the most important tantra texts recited at large Dharma gatherings such as the annual Monlam, or aspiration prayer festival. Known as the King of Tantras, this empowerment was requested by Vajrapani from the Buddha Shakyamuni for the purpose of attaining Buddhahood for himself and all sentient beings. The meaning of the Manjushri Namasamgiti empowerment is profound and vast
Can someone tell me a little more about this empowerment? On a more mundane level, does this particular practice also assist someone if they are pursuing Buddhist studies (memory, comprehension)?
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