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Is Tibetan Lamaism Buddhism? (13)
The Abhisheka Ritual

13 June 2008
 

Is Tibetan Lamaism Buddhism? (1) - A Culture of Black Magic
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (2) - Dalai Lama's Black Magic
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (3) - The 5th Reting Lama
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (4) - Tibetan Lamas & Politics
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (5) - A World Power
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (6) - A World Power
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (7) - "I'm Just a Monk"
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (8) - Yin-yang in Lamaism"
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (9) - Transforming Spirits
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (10) - Yin-yang Double Cultivation
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (11) - The Treasonous Human Waste
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (12) - The Kalachakra Tantra

The ritual of receiving precepts in Tibetan Lamaism, which is called abhisheka, is designed to transfer the energy and thoughts from a lama master to his disciple.

The transference is normally conducted through words, sometimes by using gestures and images. But apart from these human to human exchange, Tibetan Lamaism also allows non-humans to transfer their energy and thoughts into human lama practitioners, including that between a spirit master and a human disciple during meditation or in dreams, and between a female demon (Dakini) and a lama who was led to dig out Tantras (Terma) allegedly buried by lamas of the past.

The lamas who host the abhisheka are considered in Lamaism as gods and the disciples have absolute obligations to obey their masters. During the ritual period, disciples are required to recite a hundred-pages long instrument, six times a day, which includes lines like this: From now on I’m your god (Vajrapani), and you must do everything that I said; you must never show disrespect for me, and if you do, death will come upon you, and you will go to Hell. [1]

The purpose of the abhisheka is to turn the disciple into an empty vessel to accommodate the spirit of his master, and make him virtually a walking corpse subjected to his master wills. From that moment on, to him his Lama master is his god who rules his body and soul, while his master is ruled by his god - his master - and the chain can be traced back to an ancient spirit described in the Lamaist tantras.

[1] The Kalachakra Tantra, Rites of Initiation for the Stage of Generation, London, 1985.

Is Lamaism Buddhism? (14) - The Secret Rituals
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (15) - The Shambhala Myth
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (16) - The Shambhala War
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (17) - The Mandala's Dream
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (18) - Dalai Mama's Top Adviser

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When Dalai Lama was in the middle of his elaborate preaching on religious freedom on 12 June in Sydney Olympic Park, his speech was brutally interrupted by loud shouting from outside: "Dalai Lama, liar, liar, give us religious freedom!"

The protesters were also Tibetan Lamas, and also belong to the Yellow Sect, and also worship a spirit he used to worship, and in fact, his decision to follow the instructions of CIA to flee to India in 1959 was made after consulted this ancient spirit.

But late on Dalai Lama felt out with his non-human mentor and persecuted other lamas who still worship it.

Wonder should he repent what he did under its influence?

 

 

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