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The Tibetan ritual object called phur bu or phur pa—a kind of dagger—has been the topic of some learned articles and a beautifully illustrated book. Yoga one houston heights schedule But so far I do not notice a satisfactory solution for the term phur bu itself. Yin yoga definition Let me consider the entry in a native Tibetan dictionary based on syllables, namely, Jampa Chogyal’s Dag yig ma nor lam bzaṅ (Jayyed Press, Delhi, 1969), p. Yoga hareketleri youtube 301, phur: lcags kyi phur bu / gza’ phur bu / phye ma phur ma /. Yoga types list He illustrates the Tibetan syllable phur by ” iron phur bu” (i.e. Yoga hatha youtube the dagger), ” planet phur bu” (i.e. Open doors yoga duxbury the planet Jupiter), and “powder phur ma” (i.e. Yoga jobs boston powder, possibly medicinal). Thai yoga Of course, the entries do not exhaust the possibilities. Yoga exercises to lose weight on thighs For example, the dagger form does not have to be made of iron. Yoga paducah ky Now, it is known that the dagger phur bu regularly translates the Sanskrit kīla (‘nail’), while the planet phur bu translates the proper name Āṅgirasa (in the dictionary Amarakosa and its Tibetan translation, verse I, 91). Yoga for diabetes pbs The Vedic name Āṅgirasa is a derivative word, ‘descendent of Āṅgiras;’ so this helps explain the bu of phur bu, because bu means ‘son (of)’. Bikram yoga edmonton south Now Dowson (A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology, p. Weight loss yoga bob harper 16) points out the ‘Atigi’ (of Angiras), possibly because it sounds like Agni (the Fire God), was associated with fire; this forces the ras to be construed as rasa, the juice or motive force, so what keeps the fire going. Amazing yoga poses To see this as the reason for the Tibetan translation, we must go to the parallel Tibetan word sbur; so in the Sanskrit-Tibetan Buddhist dictionary Mahāvyutpatti ( Sakaki ed., no. Svaroopa yoga poses chart 6703), the entry S. Yoga everyday for a month paritta-sakalikāgnih; T. Indian yoga music sbur ma’i me chutz nu ‘slow fire kept up by tiny pieces of wood’. Bikram yoga flatiron schedule Besides, Jampa Chogyal’s dictionary, p. Yoga funny images 324, gives for sbur the noun sbur ma for tiny creatures like ants, and also the fungus-dust afflicting fruit trees. Gentle vinyasa flow sequence There is no doubt that this sbur ma like phur ma means tiny things, particles, ants, etc., and that phur in the name of the planet Jupiter means the small pieces of fuel to keep a slow fire going, and that bu was added in the sense of ‘son’. Yoga calgary marda loop This shows that the phur in phur bu used for the dagger must be a different word, but a homonym of the phur that means particles. Ashtanga yoga shala To determine the other phur that translates Sanskrit kila, one should observe that nailing here means binding or tying down, as will be shown below. Benefits of bikram yoga poses Hence, we go to the parallel Tibetan word bur (see Sarat Chandras Das’ Tibetan dictionary, p. Videos de yoga para principiantes en casa 874) which means ‘bolt or fastening to a door.’ This suggests that the correct form of the term is phur pa rather than phur bu, and that the switch to the bu syllable came through confusion with the name of the planet Jupiter. Yoga with adriene youtube 30 days However, since the term phur bu is frequently used to

An article by Meredith’ on the Tibetan magic dagger introduces the reader to the theories of Siegbert Hummel, Giuseppe Tucci, and others; and has some photographs of the phur bu by courtesy of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.


Jivamukti yoga schedule I suppose this author did not originate the association with an arrow, but this should be rejected, since the arrow symbolizes alien penetration or temptation (confer: Kāmadeva’s flowery arrows); and in the Tibetan Wheel of Life, the seventh member, feelings ( vedanā) (as the bondage of karma) is illustrated by an eye struck with an arrow. Yoga facial exercises for wrinkles Besides, as will be shown below, the phur bu dagger represents a downward force, which is implied by the information which Meredith supplies from Hummel that Padmasambhava consecrated the ground of the Tibetan monastery Samye ( Bsamyas) “by stabbing a phur bu into the earth.”

These considerations should serve a conclusion that the basic theories of this phur bu were developed in India, and came into Tibet by way of both non-tantric and tantric Buddhism, as was alluded to above. Beginner yoga poses However, there is no doubt that the theory underwent a further and rich development in Tibet, starting with the ritual objects. Yoga meditation quotes The tradition says that Padmasambhava invented the phur bu. Sunstone yoga This means the phur bu or phur pa as an object of which we can now take photographs. Yoga sutras of patanjali download When there are three faces on the phur bu they remind us of the khatvanga, Padmasambhava’s magic wand. Anusara yoga poses photos In contrast, the Tibetan danda (Tib. Sivananda yoga basic level 01 practice dbyug pa or chad pa), the retribution wand, is surmounted by a single (possibly grinning) face, the lower end possibly having a vajra.

Part of this Tibetan development was the association of the deity Hayagrīva, or Tamdin in Tibetan pronunciation, with the phur bu. Dallas yoga center Mahāyānists worshipped Hayagrīva (‘horse-necked’) about 500 A.D. Yoga west cinco ranch schedule This is a horse-headed form of Avalokiteśvara in which role he is called “best of all horses” (paramāśva). Office yoga poses The word for horse (āśva) lends itself for (false) etymological connection with aś- ‘to eat,’ so Hayagrīva devours his enemies, the demons. Yoga teacher pay per class In Tibet, the form with wings of the Gan* bird was popular among the Rñiṅ-ma-pa; and the Fifth Dalai Lama, who combined Rñiṅ-ma-pa with Gelugpa lineages, wrote treatises on the Yangsan (atiguhya) form of Hayagriva, whose history is related in a terma book said to have been discovered at the rock of Yerpa in Lhasa.7

Besides, the planet Jupiter deserves a comparison mention. History of yoga timeline His Sanskrit name is Brhaspati ( master of the ritual formulas), and in classical times he

was the ” guru of the gods” while the planet Venus ( Sukra) was guru of the Daityas, demonic enemies of the gods; cf. Sadhana yoga pokhara nepal Amarakosa (Sanskrit-Tibetan edition, I, 91-92). Pregnancy yoga video for normal delivery Now, Hayagriva is lord of spells ( vidyārāja) and animator of the large three-edged dagger ( vajrakīla) which nails down the demons. Yoga funny picture This is merely a surface similarity, but may help explain why the phur bu translation of Jupiter’s alternate name largely pushed out the more correct phur pa for kīla.

It should be mentioned that Hayagriva is not the only deity identified with the phur bu. Tula yoga studio software Stein’s article shows his considerable interest in the identification of Amrtakundali with Vajrakīla in the Guhyasamājatantra lineage of its Chap. Barefoot yoga 13 and 14, and the connection with the ten krodha deities, including Amrtakundali;8 and he has also gone into this matter in his Bonn lecture.9 While I also treated the ten krodha of the Guhyasamāja in terms of their directions, position in the body, and the kinds of demons respectively destroyed by each, I did not go into the matter of the phur bu.10 The tantric commentator Bhavyakīrti has much to say about this in the introductory section to his commentary on the Pradīpoddyotana, itself a commentary on the Guhyasamājatantra by the tantric Candrakīrti. Yoga in hindi app Bhavyakīrti presumably refers to the section toward the end of Guhyasamāja, Chap. Yoga space se 14, by his remarks in Photo ed. Sangha yoga shala of Kanjur-Tanjur, Vol. Yoga vancouver washington 61, p. Yoga moves utrecht 71. Inhale yoga studio Here (p. Hata yoga 71-3-4) he says: “At the time of fastening ( demons) with the magic dagger ( phur bu), one should contemplate the ten fury deities ( krodha) like Bhagavat Amrtakundali, i.e. Open door yoga north attleboro like the blue lotus, because Amrtakundali is all the ritual acts ( karma, i.e. Music for yoga for magical results).” [2] And he says (p. Yoga paris france 71-4-2): “One should contemplate Vajrakīla as the nature ( svabhāva) of the ten krodha kings.” [3] Again (p. Hatha yoga poses chart 71-4-7): “When one restrains (them) with the vajrakīla, the bodies of the demons are said to be motionless.” [4] Since mandala theory requires the mandala in the mind to precede the outer mandala made of powdered colors,” etc., it follows that the subjective mandala ritual should be taken for granted to understand his remark (p. Hatha yoga youtube 71-5-6): “holding down with the magic dagger dispels all constructive thought.” [5] While explaining the mantras that precede Guhyasamāja, 14, k. Isha yoga nyc 59, Bhavyakīrti says (p. Asanas in yoga for flat stomach 71-5-3) that kīlaya, (the first one) is the imperative “May (they) attain with the kīla at the crown of the head!” [6] He says (p. Open door yoga taunton 71-5-4) that the next kīlaya, but in compound with vajra, is the vocative “0 ten krodha.” [7] He says (p. Yoga poses for solar plexus chakra 71-5-5) that the last kīlaya, also in compound with vajra, is the imperative” May they differentiate (i.e. Best yoga studios vancouver body, speech, and mind).” [8] Soon this author says (p.71-5-8): “Besides, it is the precept called ‘ nature of Hayagrīva’.”[9]

It remains to speak briefly about the book on the topic by Huntington .12 This is invaluable for its wealth of illustrations. Yoga one houston schedule The discussion covers such scholarly sources as Wojkowitz, Oracles and Demons of Tibet. Purple yoga fullerton schedule It was of course correct for the author to use generally the term phur pa, although admittedly the usual Tanjur passages containing the translation of kīla ( dagger, nail) or kīlana (holding down with the dagger, nail) exhibit the

form phur bu. Benefits of meditation at work Huntington’s illustrations are a corrective for seeing a particular phur bu (or, phur pa) in a museum and thinking that now we know what it looks like, because he has a remarkable variety in his figures.13 I suppose there is a danger of including too many different objects under the phur pa heading; but he of course knows that the phur pa is different from the khatvānga, the danda, and the sword (T. Yoga walldorf ral gri). Sunstone yoga frisco I should prefer to conclude, on the basis of the findings in these notes, that the phur pa has a down-pointing three-edged blade and is necessarily down-pointing due to the orientation of the face or faces of a head on top.”

For the Rñiṅ-ma-pa to have subjected this notion and its ritual implementation to such a flourishing native Tibetan development, suggests that we have in this phur bu one of those sensitive points of Indo-Tibetan religious practice and symbolism that warrants the scholarly treatment here and elsewhere.

2. Moksha yoga edmonton schedule R. Bikram yoga dublin ca A. Bikram yoga nyc yelp Stein, “A propos des documents anciens relatifs au phur-bu ( kīla),” Proceedings of the Csoma de Korös Memorial Symposium, held at Matrafüred, Hungary 24-30 September 1976, ed. Yoga relaxation music by Louis Ligeti (Akademiai Kiado, Budapest, 1978), pp. Mantra yoga danvers 427-444.

3. Y2 yoga reviews So far I have not published my studies on this Dhāranī; however, I made a long note from the material for Ferdinand D. Yoga district promo code Lessing and Alex Wayman, Mkhas grub rje’s Fundamentals of the Buddhist Tantras (The Hague, 1968), pp. All yoga asanas and their benefits in hindi 116-118, within which I gave Vajrakīla’s individual mantra, repeated in the present paper.

4. Yoga styles chart For Asanga’s list, cf. Yoga free download janelle monae A. Bikram yoga chicago Wayman, “Nescience and Insight according to Asanga’s Yogācārabhūmi,” in Buddhist Studies in honor of Walpola Rahula (Gordon Fraser, London, 1980), pp. Thick yoga mat vs thin 260-262.

6. Yoga house kingston ny F. Sun yoga tampa lutz fl A. Yoga for eyes youtube Bischoff & Charles Hartman, ” Padmasambhava’s invention of the phur-bu, Ms. Wild lotus yoga downtown schedule Pelliot tibetain 44,” in Etudes tibetaines dediees a la memoire de Marcelle Lalou ( Paris, 1971), pp. Baptiste yoga 11-28.

7. Anahata yoga studio Cf. Bikram yoga nyc ues A Catalogue of the Tohoku University Collection of Tibetan Works on Buddhism, published by The Seminary of Indology, Tohoku University, 1953, Nos. Ejercicios yoga principiantes 5749-5754, in collected works of Nag-dban rgya-mtsho, Dalai-Lama V, Vol. Dru yoga reviews Ga.

Esotericism ( New York, 1973), p. Sun yoga hawaii 83, citing from the Sarvarahasya-nāma-tantrarāja the verse “Where the mandala is explained is the sublime mental mandala. Jivamukti yoga jersey city The palace is knowledge ( jñāna), erection of an edifice of consciousness.”

13. Free spirit yoga long beach Huntington, The Phur-pa, shows many convincing examples of the phur-pa, some surmounted with a single face, some with multiple faces, some with upper torso of body, and some with whole body of deity on top. Yoga hawaii In some cases, there is a simple design without a deity face or faces. Yoga poses for weight loss youtube We find it held, e.g. Hatha yoga poses youtube in Fig. Meditation portal 6, Phur-pa yab-yum. Yoga freeport An impressive depiction of the deity Phur-pa is in Fig. Zenergy yoga iowa city 70, “The tutelary of the rNying-ma-pa,” also said to be Padmasambhava as ” Fierce Guru with Phur-pa.”

14. Prana yoga la jolla Hence, Huntington, The Phur-pa, Fig. Best yoga universities in india 68, with the upward-pointing blade, is not a phur pa. Yoga paris 13 Indeed, the author himself, p. Yoga poses weight loss pictures 45, includes it with reservations, suggesting that it is a fake.

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