Tantric Visualization of Purifying #1 (03/20/15)
13"x17" (31.5cm x 43)
This is my 2nd piece I've ever painted on this particular ahimsa silk, with it's forest green and browns surrounding the glow of the golden tipped flames and the luminescence of pristine awareness from the Buddhas down the khatvanga into the melting skullcap of nectars. Joined below the mantra and converging with the lightrays, are the primordial sounds of OM AH HUM
Purifying hindrances with wrathful action mantra
OM KHANDAROHI HUM HUM PHAT
Purifying all dualistic appearances with emptiness mantra
OM SVABHAVA SHUDDHA SARVA DHARMA SVABHAVA SHUDDHO HAM
For those who would like to understand more about this tantric meditation and what is in this painting, in greater detail, I am going to quote directly from the LONG SADHANA OF VAJRAYOGINI According to the pure and unbroken lineage tradition of the Indian Mahasiddha Naropa (1016 – 1100 C.E.)
Composed by Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche (1878 – 1941 C.E.)
Everything becomes Empty. Within a state of Emptiness,
from YAM comes a wind mandala,
from RAM a fire mandala,
from three AH's A a tripod of three human heads,
on top of which >
from AH comes a broad and expansive skullcup.
Inside it, from [In a counter-clockwise direction]
[the east\ a white] OM [transforms into yellow excrement]
[the north\ a green] KHAM [transforms into white brain]
[the west\ a red] AM [transforms into white sperm]
[the south\ a yellow] TRAM [transforms into red blood]
[the center\ a blue] HUM [transforms into blue urine] arise the five nectars,
[In a clockwise direction]
[the southeast\ a white] LAM [transforms into dark ox meat]
[the southwest\ a blue] MAM [transforms into red dog meat]
[the northwest\a red] PAM [transforms into white elephant meat]
[the northeast\ a green] TAM [transforms into green horse meat]
[the centre\a red] BAM [transforms into red human flesh] arise the five meats,
each marked with these syllables.
By the wind moving and the fire blazing, the substances inside the skullcup melts.
On top of these, from HUM there arises a white, upside-down khatvanga, which falls into the skullcup and melts, whereby these substances become nectar, the colour of mercury.
Above this appear three garland strings of the Sanskrit vowels and consonants stacked on top of each other. These transform into OM AH HUM, from which light rays emanate and hook back nectar of pristine awareness from the hearts of all the Buddhas, Vira-heroes and Yoginis of the ten directions.
By this being added to the nectar in the skullcup, the nectar increases and becomes inexhaustible.
Blessing with the 3 syllable mantra OM AH HUM