Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Kalachakra, Peace & Sharing.

Introduction.

Kalachakra in Buddhism means 'Wheel of Time', it is also the Tantric Meditational Deity - visualized during Meditation.

It's written that Kalachakra Practice can help one reach Enlightenment.

i read that it's one of Highest Tantras (Tantra is holy text), but also that even non-buddhists can observe & benefit from the Kalachakra Initiation.

One of goals of the Kalachakra Practice is for World's Peace as well, of how to stop prophesized barbarian invasions.


'King Manjushri-yashas prophesized another barbaric invasion for the year 2424, when anti-spiritual forces will wage a galactic war of conquest and destruction not limited to this planet'.

-- Quoted from 'Introduction to the Kalachakra Initiation' by Alexander Berzin.


Preventing war through sharing Technology.

'How best to handle a threat of war? King Manjushri-yashas advised that sharing the achievements of our culture could turn invaders from their barbaric ways without resorting to battle. If others can appreciate the advantages offered by a more refined way of life, and have its advances made readily available to them, they may shed their violent methods more easily. The King used the example of sharing the scientific and technological knowledge of Shambhala with the barbarians and warned against keeping this knowledge secret. The King's wise counsel is still relevant today. Universal education and equal opportunity for self-improvement are the most potent methods for preventing violent crime.'

-- Quoted from 'Introduction to the Kalachakra Initiation' by Alexander Berzin.


Wartime and Peacetime Technology.

'(...) First chapter of the Kalachakra Tantra presents the technology for building weapons such as catapults and flamethrowers. Some people find it strange that a Buddhist text discusses how to wage an actual war, not just a symbolic one against our own delusions. Buddhism, after all, teaches non-violence. In explaining the meaning of true non-violence, His Holiness Dalai Lama gives the following example.

Once there were two meditators sitting by the side of a rushing torrent, when a crazed man arrived intending to swim across. Both meditators knew that the current was extremely treacherous and that the man would surely drown. They tried to dissuade him from crossing, but the man would not listen to reason. One of the meditators decided that nothing could be done and so resumed his absorbed concentration. The other got up and punched the man unconscious so that he would not kill himself in the river. Who commited the act of violence? It was the meditator who shunned the opportunity to save a life. Thus, if all other means fail to end a drastic situation, then out of the wish to prevent others' suffering, and without anger or hatred, we need not hesistate to use forceful means. In doing so, however, we need to be willing to accept the painful consequences of our actions, even if it means hellish suffering. This is the conduct of a bodhisattva.'

-- Quoted from 'Introduction to the Kalachakra Initiation' by Alexander Berzin.


Blog author's comments.

'Shooting might stop Terrorists, but education can help to defeat Terrorism' - it's one of my mottos.

Sharing knowledge can be Generosity (Dana), can be practiced properly as well.

This blog's author tries to live as an example, developing and sharing technology on a 'Dragonfly Algorithm' blog.

i was very happy when i read that this might help keep the world's peace, in a book about Kalachakra Initiation.


Wishes.

May all beings have happines and causes of happiness,

May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering,

May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering,

May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion.


Mantras.

OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG

OM KALACHAKRA SOHA
OM AMI DEWA HRI

KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

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