Three mandalas of Anuyoga

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The three mandalas of Anuyoga (Tib. ཨ་ནུའི་དཀྱིལ་འཁོར་གསུམ་, anü kyilkhor sum, Wyl. a nu’i dkyil ‘khor gsum) are:

  • the mandala of primordial suchness (Tib. ཡེ་ཇི་བཞིན་པའི་དཀྱིལ་འཁོར་, yé jishyinpé kyilkhor, Wyl. ye ji bzhin pa’i dkyil ‘khor), is the vast space of total purity of the mother Samantabhadri, the unborn nature of mind, beyond all conceptual limitations, in which everything that exists, all phenomena of cyclic existence and perfect peace, is included as the natural creative energy of mind.
  • the mandala of the spontaneously perfect nature (Tib. རང་བཞིན་ལྷུན་གྲུབ་ཀྱི་དཀྱིལ་འཁོར་, rangshyin lhündrub kyi kyilkhor, Wyl. rang bzhin lhun grub kyi dkyil ‘lkhor) is naturally present pristine awareness, Samantabhadra, whose very manifestation freely pervades the totality of that vast space without any restriction whatsoever.
  • the mandala of awakened mind (Tib. བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་ཀྱི་དཀྱིལ་འཁོར་, changchub sem kyi kyilkhor, Wyl. byang chub sems kyi dkyil ‘khor) the original pure and perfect mind is great bliss, the offspring, which is the non-duality of the ultimate dimension of phenomena and pristine awareness the two first mandalas being in essence an inseparable union.[1]

References

  1. Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Tayé, The Treasury of Knowledge: Book Six, Part Four: Systems of Buddhist Tantra

Further Reading

  • Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Tayé, The Treasury of Knowledge: Book Six, Part Four: Systems of Buddhist Tantra, Snow Lion Publications, ISBN 1-55939-210-X
  • Dudjom Rinpoche, Wisdom Nectar, pp.311-312, Snow Lion Publications, ISBN-10 1-55939-224-X
  • Chögyam Trungpa, The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Volume Three, The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness, Chapter 65 and also Appendix 5, p.120, published by Shambhala, ISBN 978-1-59030-708-3