In Hinduism , Hayagriva is also considered an avatar of Vishnu. He is worshiped as the God of knowledge and wisdom , with a human body and a horse's head, brilliant white in color , with white garments and seated on a white lotus. Symbolically , the story represents the triumph of pure knowledge , guided by the hand of God , over the demonic forces of passion and darkness. Hayagriva is a very important deity in the Vaishnava tradition. His blessings are sought when beginning study of both sacred and secular subjects. He is also hailed as " Hayasirsa ".

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Quick links. Questions specific to one school are best posted in the appropriate sub-forum. Forum rules. My interest is purely academic. LOL There are a bunch of lineages for Hayagriva--most of them are terma, I think, but they're found in all lineages.

The vast majority are for red forms. I recall a black one from Nyang Ral's tradition, which has been carried, mainly, by Mindroling. Hayagriva is, I think, always a "wrathful" form of Avalokiteshvara, and is found in the Lotus family. Amongst other special characteristics, Hayagriva's practice is said to pacify illnesses caused by nagas.

Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified. Is there a distinction between red and black? Or just it's color? There is not only nothingness because there is always, and always can manifest. In order to tame the wildest beings, Avalokiteshvara manifests as extremely wrathful Hayagriva. In this time of degeneration the inner elements of beings are imbalanced with very strong clinging and passions. Externally, this causes war and the use of biological and chemical weapons.

Many new diseases with no known cure appear and epidemics spread quickly. Even friends, husbands, wives, and children seem intent on cheating and manipulating each other, so that no one knows who to rely on. This naturally leads to imbalances in the outer elements.

The water element causes floods, tsunamis, and hurricanes; the fire element causes volcanoes, drought, and heat waves; wind causes tornadoes and windstorms; and the earth element causes earthquakes and landslides. Likewise, all the different classes of spirits become upset. The whole world, whether it is the inner elements of sentient beings or the outer elements, is extremely turbulent and out of control.

This is the condensed essence of all the billions of Hayagriva practices. It is easy to practice and highly effective. Even hearing this practiced will subdue all classes of spirits. Remembering it will eradicate all wrong views and demonic forces. Touching the image of this Hayagriva will pacify all disease and the passions of the five poisons. For whoever has a connection to this practice the seed of samsara will be destroyed.

Padmasambhava accomplished deathlessness through practicing Hayagriva. He transmitted it to his heart disciples, Yeshe Tshogyal and King Trisong Deutsen to practice and hide as terma. HH Dudjom Rinpoche compiled this whole practice to make it easy to practice. However life is short, and intelligence is limited, so it's hard to cover them completely.

You may know a lot, but if you don't put it into practice, it's like dying of thirst on the shore of a great lake. Likewise, a common corpse is found in the bed of a great scholar. In the Tibetan language, moreover, the similarity between "mind" and "heart" becomes apparent through the confusion it offers to people from other cultures. Several years ago, for example, a student of mine accompanied a doctor on a trip to Tibet. Many of the patients who came to the free medical clinics described a problem they were suffering from as "low sem " - sem being the word most frequently used to describe the whole system of thinking and perceiving.

They pointed to their heart area as the source of their difficulties. The doctor, after measuring their blood pressure and using a stethoscope to measure their heart rates, found no irregularities. Only after lengthy discussions with translators did she begin to understand that the problem described to her was not related to the actual organ of the heart.

The "low sem " people were describing was actually a form of depression - what might be described as a "heavy heart. I'd say there is a difference between Red and Black Hayagriva.

After reading crazy-man's post. I'm gonna have to travel far to find an empowerment close to me. I had been lead to believe that this was a foreign concept to Tibetans, who don't have a direct word for it. What is the Tibetan term for chronic depression? Any of these? I would suggest you to read "you are the placebo" by dr Joe Dispenza.

There are testimony of healing of deep disease. It does not mean everyone will have the same result. But it shows what is possible, with people like you and me. All those deity are none other than your mind. From loud noise. Who is online Users browsing this forum: javier.


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Even less known is the sAdhana of hayagrIva laid out in the context of the shaiva mantra-mArga, i. Few years ago, we read an amazing account of the practice of a hayagrIva siddhi by a Lama at the Yeshe vihAra, Nyagrong, in occupied Tibet by a Canadian academic Marc des Jardins. He even had convincing photos of the Lama performing vahni-stambhana with the hayagrIva mantra. From his account we may reconstruct the ritual thus:. For the sake of removing persistent illness affecting certain sAdhaka-s living in the vihAra, the Lama decided to perform a ritual to hayagrIva. There great fires were set up and being exalted further by blowing air.


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