Recitation and Recollection Methods for Establishing the Great Divine Signs of the Wrathful King, the Sage Yamantaka 聖閻曼德迦威怒王立成大神驗念誦法
Translated by Amoghavajra
Colophon第 21 冊 No. 1214 聖閻曼德迦威怒王立成大神驗念誦法 唐 不空譯 共 1 卷
Volume 21, No. 1214; Recitation and Recollection Methods for Establishing the Great Divine Signs of the Wrathful King, the Sage Yamantaka; Translated by Amoghavajra in the Tang in 1 scroll
SummaryThe text is a ritual guide for ahbicara rites, including homa or fire ritual. It describes Yamantaka, a manifestation of Mahesvara, an appropriation of Siva, and how to invoke him with the ritual. The text also describes how to curse enemies with disease and death. These are similar or borrowed from Vedic rites.
NotesDate 720-774 from Lancaster (2004, 'K 1351')
English TranslationGoble, G. C. 2019, Chinese Esoteric Buddhism: Amoghavajra, the Ruling Elite, and the Emergence of a Tradition, Play E-Book, United States: Columbia University Press, pp. 123-127. Partial.
Primary SourceAmoghavajra, 《聖閻曼德迦威怒王立成大神驗念誦法》 'Sheng Yan Man De Jia Wei Nu Wang Li Cheng Da Shen Yan Niansong Fa,' in Taishō shinshū Daizōkyō 《大正新脩大藏經》, in Takakusu Junjiro, ed., (Tokyo: Taishō Shinshū Daizōkyō Kankōkai, 1988), Vol. 21, No. 1214, Accessed 2016-10-09, http://tripitaka.cbeta.org/T21n1214.
- Goble 2019, pp. 123-127
- Lancaster 2004, 'K 1351'.