Anuyoga rigpawiki

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Template:9yanas articles Anuyoga (Skt.; Tib. རྗེས་སུ་རྣལ་འབྱོར་གྱི་ཐེག་པ་, Wyl. rigpawiki rjes su rnal 'byor; Eng. 'subsequent yoga') — the second of the three yanas of powerful transformative methods specific to the Nyingma rigpawiki school.

Anuyoga focuses mainly on the completion stage (Tib. dzogrim), and emphasizes the inner yoga of channels, winds-energies and essences (Tib. tsa lung tiklé). Visualization of the deities is generated instantly, rather than through a gradual process as in Mahayoga rigpawiki.

Overview Given by Alak Zenkar Rinpoche rigpawiki[1]

The vehicle of Anuyoga , or ‘following yoga’, is so-called because it mainly teaches the path of passionately pursuing (or ‘following’) wisdom, in the realization that all phenomena are the creative expression of the indivisible unity of absolute space and primordial wisdom.

Entry Point

One’s mind is matured through the thirty-six empowerments in which the four rivers—outer, inner, accomplishing and secret—are complete, and one keeps the samayas as described in the texts.

View

Through logical reasoning one determines that which is to be known, the fact that all phenomena are characterized as being the three mandalas in their fundamental nature, and realizes that this is so.

Meditation

Meditation practice here consists of two paths. On the path of liberation one practises the non-conceptual samadhi of simply resting in a state that accords with the essence of reality itself, and the conceptual samadhi of deity practice, in which one visualizes the mandala of supporting palace and supported deities simply by reciting the mantra of generation. On the path of skilful means one generates the wisdom of bliss and emptiness through the practices of the upper and lower gateways.

Conduct

One practises the conduct that is beyond adopting or abandoning in the recognition that all perceptions are but the display of the wisdom of great bliss.

Results

At the culmination of Anuyoga’s own uncommon five yogas, which are essentially its five paths, and the ten stages that are included within these five, one attains the level of Samantabhadra rigpawiki.

Subdivisions

There are two sections of Anuyoga:

  • sutra (Wyl. mdo)[2] and
  • agama (Wyl. lung).

Tantras of Anuyoga

The Anuyoga tantras are classified as:

Four root tantras:

  1. The Sutra which Gathers All Knowledge: kun 'dus rig pa'i mdo (spyi mdo)
  2. The Sutra which Gathers All Intentions: sangs rgyas thams chad dgongs pa 'dus pa (Tib. Do Gongpa Düpa or Düpa Do)[3]
  3. ye shes rngam glog
  4. gsang ba dur khrod khu byug rol ba

Six branch tantras:

  1. kun tu bzang po ch'e ba rang la gnas pa'i rgyud
  2. dbang bskur rgyal po
  3. ting 'dzin mch'og
  4. skabs sbyor bdun pa
  5. srtson pa don ldan
  6. dam thsig bkod pa

Twelve rare tantras

The Lineage of Anuyoga

King Dza, who also received the Mahayoga tantras, received the Anuyoga tantras from Vajrapani rigpawiki and Licchavi Vimalakirti—one of the Five Excellent Ones of Sublime Nobility who received the Anuyoga tantras from Vajrapani at the summit of Mount Malaya. They were in turn transmitted to the siddha Kukkuraja, and then passed to Nupchen Sangyé Yeshé who taught them in Tibet.[4]

An extensive chronological list of lineage holders of the Mahayoga, from Buddha Samantabhadra to the present day, can be found in Tulku Thondup's works. (see reference below)

Notes

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  2. The sutras of Anuyoga are different from the shravaka, pratyekabuddha and bodhisattva sutras.
  3. P. Cornu says that this tantra is an explanation of the first one. Somehow it seems that these first two root tantras are sometimes amalgamated or confused together in modern sources.
  4. This needs to be checked and developed.

Further Reading

Page is sourced from

www.rigpawiki.org Anuyoga