List | China Events | Culture of China | Festivals in China | History of China | Land of China | Chinese Architecture | Chinese Medicine | People in China | China Tales | Buddhism & Daoism | Feng Shui | Mysticism | Martial Arts | Chinese Food

Home >> China Events

Is Tibetan Lamaism Buddhism? (8)
Yin-yang Principle in Tibetan Lamaism

7 May 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"

Yin-yang principle is one of the core essence of Han Chinese culture, which has been adapted by Tibetan Lamaism.

From the perspective of Lamaism, the primary illustration of yin-yang principle is expressed by gender, and the ultimate union of yin-yang dual-forces is through sex. Lamaism’s Hevajra Tantra tells how Bodhisattvas are brought into existence via intercourse [1]

According to the annotation to the Lamaist holy text by Tsongkhapa (1357 - 1419), the founder of the Yellow Hat sect, divine Meru, land and mountains are produced from human hair, bones, gall, liver, lungs, nails, skin, flesh, nerve, feces, body smudge and pus; oceans and rivers are formed by human tear, blood, menstruation, sperm, lymph and urine; while fire is ignited by human head, heart, belly and lower part of the body [2]

In short, from Lamaism’s point of view, everything in the universe is created through sex between men and women, therefore by controlling sexual activities, they can control the source of all creation.

Here we can see that Buddhism and Lamaism are a world apart in terms of their attitudes towards sex.

Buddhism views sex as the route to reincarnation, and the way to halt this mindless and meaningless and endless recycling of the fragmented existence of true self is to give up sex all together, physically and mentally. Lamaism, on the other hand, considers sexual intercourse as the shortcut to “Buddha-hood”, and regards the sexual organs the objects of worship. In Lamaist terms, male organ is called Vajra for diamond, and female organ dubbed Dorje for lotus, or Gantha for bell, thus cudgels and bells are the most essential tools to be presented in any Lamaist rituals.

Sexual intercourse, which is something that should be kept away from in any true Buddhism, Mahayana or Hinayana, constitutes the esoteric nature of Lamaism, as once it is known to public, its facade of Buddhism will fall apart.

[1] Farrow and Menon: The concealed essence of the Hevajra Tantra with the commentary Yogaratnamala, Delhi 1992

[2] Alex Wayman: Yoga of the Guhyasamajatantra, The Arcane lore of forty verses, Delhi 1977

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
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (13) - The Abhisheka Ritual
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

Full text in original Chinese language at be viewed at

Pre: Is Lamaism Buddhism? (7) - "I'm Just a Monk"
Next: Is Lamaism Buddhism? (9) - Transforming Spirits






Copyright © 2005-2017