Kalkin king

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The Kalkin Kings are the kings of Shambhala.

According to Buton’s commentary on the Kalachakra Tantra, the seven Dharma kings and twenty-five Kalkin kings make up the thirty-two kings of Shambhala. According to the Kālacakratantra I.165, the Kalkin defeats enemies of humanity and restore goodness again. The same issue, however, is also presented from an inner perspective in the context of the so-called inner battle in the Kālacakratantra II.48–50 where it is reported that there is, in fact, no battle taking place in the outer world. The actual fight is said to take place within one’s body and constitutes a method of meditation aimed at achieving realization and liberation. [1]


  1. David Higgins and Martina Draszczyk, Buddha Nature Reconsidered, the Eight Karmapa's Middle Path, Arbeitskreis Für Tibetische Und Buddhistische Studien Universität, Wien