Thanka No. 07
of art: Sman-bris
belongs to the mother Tantra of the highest Yoga. This Tantra emphasizes
on cultivating the actual clear light rather than the illusory body. It
also belongs to the new translation school of Tantra.
the Rudra of ego through transmutation of passion. Thus Cakrasamvara
stands on the body of Rudra and his consort. His blue colour symbolises
the cosmic Dharma dh”tu of space which is deviod of all the qualities.
The passion is the principle of Padma family to which Cakrasamvara
has twelve arms and four faces which represent four Buddha families. His
main hand holds the vajra and bell and represent non-duality. His other
hands hold attributes such as an elephant, a skin shawl, which symbolizes
the fearlessness, an axe, a hooked knife, a trident, a skull, a hand drum,
gut lasso, kha¶v”“ga, skull and the head of Brahm” and so forth.
the garland of fifty two heads and the tiger skin skirt of a warrior. He
wears the crescent moon in his top knot of the hair. He stands in the
dance posture having transmuted passion into Karmic energy .He wears the
bone and jewel ornaments.
embrace with his consort represents the intelligence and energy; and the
union of the wisdom of nirvana and saĘs”ra. He stands on Mah”deva and
Umadevi who represent the ego. They rest on solar disc which represents
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