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 Post subject: Legend of Rudra
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:32 am 
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I cannot go fully into this but give certain indications which will enable the competent to work out much of the rest for themselves from the terrible symbolism in which evil for evil's sake is here expressed.

http://www.sacred-texts.com/tantra/sas/sas28.htm

What's Woodroffe talking about? :/


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 Post subject: Re: Legend of Rudra
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:45 pm 
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Anyone care to shed light on what Woody here means by "evil for evil's sake"? PM me if that's more convenient.

Huh. I should just read the whole damn book... eventually.


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 Post subject: Re: Legend of Rudra
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:02 pm 
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Here's another take on it:

http://www.khandro.net/deity_tale_of_two.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Legend of Rudra
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:27 pm 
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Thanks.

How do you prepare for a Vajrakila empowerment?


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 Post subject: Re: Legend of Rudra
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:31 pm 
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I'm not an expert, but having good motivation (generating bodhicitta) is always a good thing and would not hurt one iota :). That way one is doing this activity for all parent sentient beings' benefit and happiness.

Picking up a book like 'The Dark Red Amulet' http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Red-Amulet-Instructions-Vajrakilaya/dp/1559393114 for afterward would not be a bad thing imo either.

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 Post subject: Re: Legend of Rudra
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:57 pm 
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Thanks.


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