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Liberation by Wearing: Natural Liberation of the Psycho-physical Aggregates



CONTEXT
As explained in the earlier chapters, this cycle of teachings contains a number of instructions which can effect liberation from cyclic existence, without prior experience of the meditations associated with the Vehicle of Indestructible Reality (Vajrayona). Amongst these expressions of the sacred teachings is this Liberation by Wearing, which is said to effect liberation simply by its being worn as a mantra amulet on the body at the time of death or by its being heard at the time of death.
The text of this chapter expresses the enlightened intention of the Peaceful and Wrathful Deities in the form of mantra-letters. These mantra-letters are the resonance of the pure awareness of the deities expressed in the form of letter shapes and sounds.
Many practitioners of this cycle of teachings wear this mantra circle in an amulet throughout their lives. For others it is recommended that the mantra amulet should be worn at the time of death and not removed. It is also recommended that this text should be read aloud at the conclusion of each reading of the Liberation by Hearing (Chapter n).

The Mantra Circle of the Peaceful and Wrathful Deities
Herein is contained the Liberation by Wearing: Natural Liberation of the Psycho-physical Aggregates,1 an extract from the Peaceful and Wrathful Deities: A Profound Sacred Teaching, [entitled] Natural Liberation through [Recognition of] Enlightened Intention.2
I bow down to the primordial lords, Samantabhadra and Samantabhadrl,
And to the Peaceful and Wrathful Deities!
This [text] is the Liberation by Wearing: Natural Liberation of the Psycho-physical Aggregates,
In which [the mantras] of the Peaceful and Wrathful Deities, Those Gone to Bliss, are encompassed.
How wonderful! This is a great naturally arising [mantra circle].
The yogin who embraces this is immensely fortunate.
The yogin who encounters this is immensely fortunate.
The yogin who upholds this is immensely fortunate.
The yogin who reads this is immensely fortunate.
As it confers liberation by reading, there is no need for meditation.
As it confers liberation by wearing, there is no need for spiritual practice.
As it confers liberation through contact, there is no need for training.
As it confers liberation through feeling, there is no need for reflection.
This [mantra circle] confers natural liberation whenever it is encountered.
This is the natural liberation of the psycho-physical aggregates. This is a field of experience of the fortunate!

[PART ONE]
How wonderful!
The enlightened intention of the father Samantabhadra Manifests as the following naturally present mantra syllables of Atiyoga:
OM AH HUM3 EMA KIRI KIRI MASTABHALIBHALI SAMITASURUSURU KUNDHALIMASUMASU EKARILISUBHASTAYE CAKIRABHULITA CAYESAMUNTA CARYASUGHAYE BHITISA-NABHYAGHULIYE SAKARIDHUKANI MATARIBHETANA PARALI-HISANA MAKHARTAKELANA SAMBHURATA MAIKACARATAMBA SURYAGHATARAYE BASHANA RANABHITI SAGHUTIPAYA GHU-RAGHURAPAGAKHARANALAM NARANARAYI THARAPATALAM SIRNASIRNABHESARASPALAM BHUDDHABHUDDHACHISA-SAGHELAM SASA RR LL II MAMA RARA LAHA A4
This is the twenty-six line supreme essential mantra, Through which the enlightened intention of Samantabhadra Will naturally liberate mental apprehension in awareness, As an indestructible chain of light, primordially pure and indivisible from Samantabhadra [when it is worn at the time of death], While [externally] a cloudless sky will appear.
How wonderful!
The enlightened intention of the mother Samantabhadrl Manifests as the following naturally present mantra-syllables of Atiyoga.
This is the essential mantra, liberating body, speech and mind in primordial purity:
OM AH HUM EMA KIRI KIRI MASTABHALI SAMITASURUSURU KUNDHALIMASU EKARILISUBHASTAYE CATABHULITA CAYESAMUNTA CARYASUGHAYE BHITISANABHYAGHUYE KIRIDHAKINI dhakamah Abhori tanaparalihi sanankharatakelam sambhuddarata megacarapatam tapasuryaghatara a manaparabhiho tinghurala masminsaghutila taya-ghuraghura rangakhalaranalam naranaralam ithar-patalam sirnasirnabhisaralam sakelam sasa rr ll il mama rara5
This is the essential mantra through which the enlightened intention of Samantabhadrl liberates
The dynamic motion of awareness, encumbered by phenomenal characteristics, in unborn emptiness.
This is the twenty-nine line supreme essential mantra,
Through which liberation will occur in primordial purity, indivisible from Samantabhadrl, [when it is worn at the time of death],
While [externally] a clear and unobscured sky will appear.
How wonderful!
To symbolise the perfection of all enlightened attributes, The [following] twenty-five mantras which reverse attachment are presented:6
To avert attachment to the sense-faculties, [There is the mantra]: karma raksa ghihamti. [When it is worn at the time of death]
It will confer natural liberation by subduing the beguiling force of the dissonant mental states, While [externally] a bright red rainbow will appear.
To avert attachment to the psycho-physical aggregates, [There is the mantra]: bhikarana so gad gling. [When it is worn at the time of death]
It will confer natural liberation by subduing the beguiling force of the psycho-physical aggregates, While [externally] a bright yellow rainbow will appear.
To avert attachment to all sense objects, [There is the mantra]: bhugarilabhadhutri.
[When it is worn at the time of death]It will confer natural liberation by subduing the beguiling force of ‘deva’s son’,
While [externally] a bright white rainbow will appear.
To let go of mental objects, [There is the mantra]: ramakalasamikhye. [When it is worn at the time of death]
It will confer natural liberation by subduing the beguiling force of the ‘lord of death’,
While [externally] a bright green rainbow will appear.
To sever past sensations, right where they are, [There is the mantra]: matamphapheramiti. [When it is worn at the time of death] It will naturally liberate the ground-of-all [consciousness] in primordial purity,
While [externally] a bright blue rainbow will appear.
To recognise the appearance of compounded aggregations, [There is the mantra]: khatareksasa mig rlung. [When it is worn at the time of death] It will spontaneously liberate naturally manifesting
appearances in primordial purity,
While [externally] a phenomenon like the unfolding of
dazzling brocade will appear.
To enter the stronghold of awareness, [There is the mantra]: ekaranabhecaksa. [When it is worn at the time of death] It will induce the attainment of the ‘irreversible level’,7While [externally] sariram relics will appear [following the cremation].
To eradicate the continuum of bewilderment,
[There is the mantra]: yarimutrasaghuli.
[When it is worn at the time of death]
It will naturally liberate the three world-systems in primordial purity,
While [externally] churiram relics will appear [following the cremation].
To successively liberate the six classes of living beings,
[There is the mantra]: yasiram rlung palaya.
[When it is worn at the time of death]
It will naturally liberate beings of the six classes in primordial purity,
While [externally] nyariram relics will appear [following the cremation].
To purge cyclic existence from its depths, [There is the mantra]: mamakolinam samanta. [When it is worn at the time of death] It will churn the depths of all lower existences, While [externally] pancaram relics will appear [following the cremation].
To suppress apparitional reality, [There is the mantra]: gharilambarimamti. [When it is worn at the time of death] It will guide [the deceased] to the genuine reality, While [externally] serriram relics will appear [following the cremation].
To let go of the ‘source of the play [of phenomena]’,
[There is the mantra]: bugasinhaphangala.
[When it is worn at the time of death]
It will liberate the phenomena that arise, right where they are,
While [externally] manifold shimmering rainbows will appear.
To sever the tethers of attachment,
[There is the mantra]: ramisipikhetapa.
[When it is worn at the time of death]
It will liberate objects of attachment in the expanse [of reality],
While [externally] a clear and bright sky will appear.
To focus on the chains [of light],
[There is the mantra]: bhikhumalabatamke.
[When it is worn at the time of death]
It will induce the ‘visionary appearance of increasing
contemplative experience’,8While [externally] patterns will arise from the rainbow colours
in the sky.
To view the seal of the deity, [There is the mantra]: samanyivadheraba. [When it is worn at the time of death]
It will induce the ‘visionary appearance of reaching the limit of awareness’,9
While [externally] the forms of the deities will appear.
To purify mistaken views and meditations, [There is the mantra]: vajra sattva tidhome. [When it is worn at the time of death] Awareness will be naturally perfected, While [externally] white rainbow lights will appear.
To simultaneously reach the levels and the paths,
[There is the mantra]: ghepasugharnamye.
[When it is worn at the time of death]
The levels and paths will be simultaneously perfected,
While [externally] the natural sound of reality will resound.
To sever the basis of views which indulge in mental activity,
[There is the mantra]: dharmapatisaghuli.
[When it is worn at the time of death]
Digressions will be liberated, right where they occur,
While [externally] white rays of light will appear.
To cause the three buddha-bodies to manifest as the path,
[There is the mantra]: rasmisamakhargad tshe.
[When it is worn at the time of death]
The three buddha-bodies will arise as the path,
While [externally] perceptions of light will appear.
To cause the visionary appearances to genuinely arise, [There is the mantra]: rupasamimitali. [When it is worn at the time of death] A simultaneous, naked liberation will occur, While [externally] winds and breezes will arise in the atmosphere.
To terminate attachment to sound, [There is the mantra]: natibalagilisa. [When it is worn at the time of death] Liberation will occur in the inexpressible, ineffable state, While [externally] the number of rainbow lights that are seen will transcend recollection.
To master the levels of exalted meditative concentration, [There is the mantra]: ghacchapayampa etam. [When it is worn at the time of death]
The singular perfection of the levels and paths will be reached, While [externally] the number of rainbow lights that are seen will induce non-conceptuality.
To extend buddha-activity to its limits,
[There is the mantra]: karma ekanusa.
[When it is worn at the time of death]
Liberation will occur as essence, natural expression, and compassionate energy,10
While [externally] manifold subtle relics will appear [following the cremation.]
To avert expressed attachment to buddhahood,
[There is the mantra]: santrimamakarmata.
[When it is worn at the time of death]
The three buddha-bodies will be liberated in the space of primordial purity,
While [externally] a clear sky and shimmering rainbow will appear.
To discover the abodes of the Conquerors and their children, [There is the mantra]: nalakhepakilisa. [When it is worn at the time of death] It will liberate all beings who wear it and are touched by its breath,11While [externally] rainbows and subtle relics will multiply.
How wonderful!
Since the unified enlightened intention of non-dual Samantabhadra and Samantabhadrl12 is naturally present, Each [of these individual mantras] has the capacity to confer liberation.
Thus they are [known as] the twenty-five seminal points, or mantra lines,
In which reality naturally resonates and naturally arises.
SAMAYA

[PART TWO]
How wonderful!
Then the male and female consorts [Samantabhadra and Samantabhadrl], having entered into non-dual union,
Emit multiple male and female emanations,
From which arises the mandala of the hundred enlightened families of the Peaceful and Wrathful Deities.13
Within the naturally arising diffusive expanse of the enlightened intention of the Forty-two Peaceful Deities,
Like the sun emerging from the clouds,
This naturally arising enlightened intention then manifests as follows,
Within the field of experience of fortunate beings:
OM AH HUM BODHICITTA MAHASUKHA JNANADHATU AH IS
the unified enlightened intention of the Forty-two Peaceful Deities.
Thus14 the mass of conceptual thoughts will be liberated in primordial purity,
As an expanse of supreme pristine cognition,
While [externally] the indestructible sound of these sixteen syllables
And inestimable rainbow lights and relics will appear.
How wonderful!
Then the individual enlightened intentions of the Forty-two Peaceful Deities naturally arise:
OM HOM SVA AM HA
The mantra-letters of the naturally present causal basis15 arise In the form of these seed-syllables of the five male buddhas of
the enlightened families. Thus, the five psycho-physical aggregates will be naturally
liberated, And they will arise as the five pristine cognitions, While [externally] five kinds of bone relic will appear
[following the cremation].
MUM LAM MAM PHYAM TAM
The mantra-letters of the naturally present causal basis arise In the form of these seed-syllables of the five female buddhas of the enlightened families. Thus, the five elements will be naturally liberated, And they will arise inseparably from the five female buddhas, While [externally] five-coloured rainbows will appear.
om jinajik is the enlightened intention of Vairocana. Thus the aggregate of form will be liberated in the pristine
cognition of reality’s expanse, While [externally] white rainbow lights will shine, And five-coloured pancaram relics, indicating attainment of
the five buddha-bodies, Will be retrieved from the heart [following cremation], For which reason these are known as the ‘supreme bone relics
of the Tathagata family’.
hum vajradhrk is the enlightened intention of Vajrasattva. Thus the aggregate of consciousness will be liberated in the
mirror-like pristine cognition,
While [externally] blue rainbow lights will shine,
And blue-coloured churiram relics, indicating an increase in
enlightened attributes,
Will be retrieved from the blood [following cremation],
For which reason these are known as the ‘supreme bone relics
of the Vajra family’.
SVA RATNADHRK is the enlightened intention of
Ratnasambhava. Thus the aggregate of feeling will be liberated in the pristine
cognition of sameness,
While [externally] yellow rainbow lights will shine,
And yellow-coloured seriram relics, indicating the fulfilment of
all wishes, Will be retrieved from the serous fluid [following cremation], For which reason these are known as the ‘supreme bone relics
of the Ratna family’.
AM AROLIK IS THE ENLIGHTENED INTENTION OF AMITABHA. Thus the aggregate of perception will be liberated in the
pristine cognition of discernment,
While [externally] red rainbow lights will shine,
And red-coloured sartram relics, indicating attainment of the
unborn reality, Will be retrieved from the flesh [following cremation], For which reason these are known as the ‘supreme bone relics
of the Padma family’.
ha prajn Adhrk is the enlightened intention of
Amoghasiddhi.
Thus the aggregate of motivational tendencies will be liberated
in the pristine cognition of accomplishment, While [externally] green rainbow lights will shine, And green-coloured nyariram relics, indicating the attainment
of the emanational body,
Will be retrieved from the marrow [following cremation], For which reason these are known as the ‘supreme bone relics
of the Karma family’.
mum dh Atvisvari is the enlightened intention of [Akasa]dhatvisvari.
Thus the appearances of the space [element] will be naturally liberated,
While [externally] piercing white16 rainbow lights will shine in the sky.
LAM DVESARATI is the enlightened intention of Buddhalocana. Thus the earth element will be naturally liberated, While [externally] piercing yellow rainbow lights will shine in the sky.
MAM MOHARATI is the enlightened intention of Mamakl. Thus the water element will be naturally liberated, While [externally] piercing blue rainbow lights will shine in the sky.
PAM RAGARATI is the enlightened intention of Pandaravasinl. Thus the fire element will be naturally liberated, While [externally] piercing red rainbow lights will shine in the sky.
TAM VAJRARATI is the enlightened intention of Samayatara. Thus the wind element will be naturally liberated, While [externally] piercing green rainbow lights will shine in the sky.
KSIM MAI HUM TRAM HRIH MUM THLLM JIM
The mantra-letters of the naturally present causal basis arise In the form of these seed-syllables of the Eight Male
Bodhisattvas. Thus the eight classes of consciousness will be naturally
liberated,
And arise inseparably from the eight male bodhisattvas, While [externally] many subtle relics will appear [following the
cremation].
KSIM HI RAJAYA SVAHA [is the enlightened intention of the male bodhisattva Ksitigarbha]. Thus visual consciousness will be naturally liberated, And arise inseparably from Ksitigarbha.
MAI DHARANI SVAHA [is the enlightened intention of the male bodhisattva Maitreya]. Thus auditory consciousness will be naturally liberated, And arise inseparably from Maitreya.
HUM SARAJAYA SVAHA [is the enlightened intention of the male bodhisattva Samantabhadra]. Thus olfactory consciousness will be naturally liberated, And arise inseparably from Samantabhadra.
TRAM A GARB HA YAH SVAHA [is the enlightened intention of the male bodhisattva Akasagarbha].
Thus gustatory consciousness will be naturally liberated, And arise inseparably from Akasagarbha.
HRIH HA HUM PADMABHATAMAH SVAHA [is the enlightened intention of the male bodhisattva Avalokitesvara]. Thus tactile consciousness will be naturally liberated, And arise inseparably from Avalokitesvara.
MOM SRI AM RAGAYA SVAHA [is the enlightened intention of the male bodhisattva Mafijusrl].17
Thus mental consciousness will be naturally liberated, And arise inseparably from Mafljusrl.
THLIM NISARAMBHAYA SVAHA [is the enlightened intention of the male bodhisattva Nivaranaviskambhin].
Thus the ground-of-all consciousness will be naturally liberated,
And arise inseparably from Nivaranaviskambhin.
JIM KURUPANI HRIH SVAHA [is the enlightened intention of the male bodhisattva Vajrapani],
Thus the dissonant consciousness will be naturally liberated, And arise inseparably from Vajrapani.
Through these enlightened intentions of the Eight Male Bodhisattvas
The eight classes of consciousness will be naturally liberated,
And diverse, shimmering rainbow lights will appear.18
HUM HUM TRAM JAH HRIH vam hoh Ah
The mantra-letters of the naturally present causal basis arise
In the form of these seed-syllables of the Eight Female Bodhisattvas.
Thus mental constructs associated with the eight objects of consciousness will be naturally liberated, [And arise inseparably from the eight female bodhisattvas], While [externally], a shower of flowers will fall.
HUM LASYE SAMAYAS TVAM [is the enlightened intention of Lasya].
Thus mental constructs associated with physical form will be naturally liberated,
And arise inseparably from Lasya.
HUM PUSPE AVESA [is the enlightened intention of Puspa]. Thus mental constructs associated with past events will be naturally liberated,
And arise inseparably from Puspa.
TRAM MALYE SAMAYA HOH [is the enlightened intention of Malya].
Thus mental constructs associated with apparent phenomena will be naturally liberated,
And arise inseparably from Malya.
jah dhope pravesayas tvam [is the enlightened intention of Dhupa].
Thus mental constructs associated with objects of smell will be naturally liberated,
And arise inseparably from Dhupa.
HRIH GITI RAGO’HAM [is the enlightened intention of Glta]. Thus mental constructs associated with objects of sound will be naturally liberated,
And arise inseparably from Glta.
vam dipasukhini [is the enlightened intention of Aloka]. Thus mental constructs associated with future events will be naturally liberated,
And arise inseparably from Aloka.
hoh gandhe citta hoh [is the enlightened intention of Gandha].
Thus mental constructs associated with present events will be naturally liberated, And arise inseparably from Gandha.
AH NRTI RAGAYAMI [is the enlightened intention of Nartl].19Thus mental constructs associated with objects of taste will be naturally liberated,
And arise inseparably from Nartl.
Through these enlightened intentions of the Eight Female Bodhisattvas,
Mental constructs associated with the eight objects of consciousness will be naturally liberated,
While [externally], a shower of flowers and sounds of music will manifest, as the transfer of consciousness occurs.
KRIM PRAM TRUM KSAM SRUM YE
The mantra-letters of the naturally present causal basis arise
In the form of these seed-syllables of the Six Sages.
Thus the six dissonant mental states will be naturally liberated,
The womb entrances of the six classes of beings will be obstructed,
And the Buddha-body of Emanation will continuously manifest for the benefit of sentient beings,
While [externally] manifold subtle relics will appear [following the cremation].
OM MUNI KRIM SVAHA is the enlightened intention of Devendra Sakra. Thus pride, the entrance to the god realms, will be obstructed.
OM MUNI PRAM SVAHA is the enlightened intention of Vemacitra.
Thus envy, the entrance to the antigod realm, will be obstructed.
OM MUNI TRUM SVAHA is the enlightened intention of Sakyamuni.
Thus desire, the entrance to the human realm, will be obstructed.
OM MUNI KSAM SVAHA is the enlightened intention of Sthirasimha.
Thus delusion, the entrance to the animal realm, will be obstructed.
OM MUNI SRUM SVAHA is the enlightened intention of Jvalamukha.
Thus miserliness, the entrance to the anguished-spirit realms, will be obstructed.
OM MUNI YE SVAHA is the enlightened intention of Dharmaraja.
Thus hatred, the entrance to the hell realms, will be obstructed.
Through these enlightened intentions of the Six Emanational Sages,
The entrances to the six imperfect classes of existence will be obstructed,
And the [altruistic] activities of the pure emanational bodies will manifest,
While [externally] shimmering rainbows will appear amidst the clouds.
HUM HUM HUM HUM JAH HUM VAM HOH The mantra-letters of the naturally present causal basis arise In the form of these [seed syllables of] the Eight Male and Female Gatekeepers.
Thus, the entrances to the four types of birth will be obstructed, And the four immeasurable aspirations will grow within the mental continuum,
While [externally] the four corresponding rainbow lights [white, yellow, red and green] will appear [following the cremation].
OM VAJRAKRODHA VIJAYA HUM is the enlightened intention of Vijaya.
Thus mental constructs associated with eternalism will be naturally liberated, And all acts of pacification will be accomplished.
OM VAJRAKRODHA YAMANTAKA HUM is the enlightened intention of Yamantaka.
Thus mental constructs associated with nihilism will be naturally liberated, And all acts of enrichment will be accomplished.
OM PADMANTAKRT HAYAGRIVA HUM is the enlightened intention of Hayagrlvaraja.
Thus mental constructs associated with egoism will be naturally liberated, And all acts of subjugation will be accomplished.
OM VAJRAKRODHA AMRTAKUNDALI HUM is the enlightened intention of Amrtakundalin.
Thus mental constructs associated with substantialism20 will be naturally liberated,
And all acts of wrath will be accomplished.
Through these enlightened intentions of the Four Male Gatekeepers,
The four extremes, including eternalism and nihilism, will be naturally liberated,
And the four enlightened activities will be accomplished,
While [externally] the [four] corresponding rainbow lights – white, yellow, red and green, will appear.
OM VAJRANKUSA JAH is the enlightened intention of Arikusa. Thus the entrance to miraculous birth will be obstructed, And immeasurable compassion will grow within the mental continuum.
OM VAJRAPASA HUM is the enlightened intention of Pasa. Thus the entrance to womb birth will be obstructed, And immeasurable loving kindness will grow within the mental continuum.
OM VAJRASPHOTA VAM is the enlightened intention of
SPHOTA. THUS THE entrance to egg birth will be obstructed, And immeasurable sympathetic joy will grow within the mental continuum.
OM VAJRAGHANTA HOH is the enlightened intention of Gantha.
Thus the entrance to birth through heat and moisture will be obstructed,
And immeasurable equanimity will grow within the mental continuum.
[Through these enlightened intentions of the Four Female Gatekeepers,
The entrances to the four types of birth will be obstructed,
And the four immeasurable aspirations will grow within the mental continuum,
While [externally] the four corresponding rainbow lights [white, yellow, red and green] will appear.]21
Through this expansive diffusion of the enlightened intention Of the buddha-mind of the Forty-two Peaceful Deities, The aggregate of conceptual thoughts is naturally liberated, Causing bone-relics, small relics, and rainbow lights to appear.22
How wonderful!
Within the naturally arising diffusive expanse of the enlightened intention of the Sixty Herukas,
Like the sun emerging from the clouds,
This naturally arising enlightened intention then manifests as follows,
Within the field of experience of fortunate beings:
OM RULU RULU HUM BHYOH HUM
This mantra is the unified enlightened intention of the Sixty Herukas.
Thus mental constructs associated with dissonant mental states are liberated in primordial purity, as an expanse of supreme pristine cognition,
While [externally] the indestructible sound of the eight syllables of the rulu mantra will resound,
And manifold white fiery lights will shine [in the sky following the cremation].
How wonderful!
[Then], the enlightened intentions of all the Sixty Herukas naturally arise individually:
HUM HUM HUM HUM HUM HUM
The mantra-letters of the naturally present causal basis arise In the form of these seed-syllables of the Six Male Herukas. Thus the six dissonant mental states will be naturally liberated, And arise inseparably from the Six Herukas, While [externally] six-coloured flames will appear [during the cremation].
HUM HUM HUM HUM HUM HUM
The mantra-letters of the naturally present causal basis arise
In the form of these seed-syllables of the Six Isvarl.
Thus mental constructs associated with the six objects will be naturally liberated,
And arise inseparably from the Six Isvarl,
While [externally] six-coloured rainbow lights will appear [during the cremation].
OM MAHA KRODHA MAHASRLHERUKA HUM PHAT is the enlightened intention of Mahottara Heruka.
Thus the dissonant mental state of ignorance will be liberated in primordial purity, While [externally] dark brown flames will spiral to the right [during the cremation], Unequivocally indicating an irreversible liberation, inseparable from Mahottara.
OM BUDDHA KRODHA MAHASRLHERUKA HUM PHAT is the
enlightened intention of Buddha Heruka.
Thus the dissonant mental state of delusion will be liberated in primordial purity, While [externally] brilliant white flames will shoot upwards [during the cremation], Unequivocally indicating liberation inseparable from Buddha Heruka, [As the deceased will be born in the central Buddha field of the Dense Array].
OM VAJRA KRODHA MAHASRLHERUKA HUM PHAT is the
enlightened intention of Vajra Heruka.
Thus the dissonant mental state of hatred will be liberated in primordial purity, While [externally] dark blue flames will shoot towards the east [during the cremation], Unequivocally indicating [liberation] inseparable from Vajra Heruka, As [the deceased] will be born in the [eastern] Buddha field of Manifest Joy.
OM RATNA KRODHA MAHASRLHERUKA HUM PHAT is the
enlightened intention of Ratna Heruka.
Thus the dissonant mental state of pride will be liberated in primordial purity, While [externally] dark yellow flames will shoot towards the south [during the cremation], Unequivocally indicating [liberation] inseparable from Ratna Heruka, As [the deceased] will be born in the southern Buddha field of The Joyful.
OM PADMA KRODHA MAHASRLHERUKA HUM PHAT is the enlightened intention of Padma Heruka.
Thus the dissonant mental state of desire will be liberated in primordial purity, While [externally] dark red flames will shoot towards the west [during the cremation], Unequivocally indicating [liberation] inseparable from Padma Heruka, As [the deceased] will be born in the western Buddha field of The Blissful.
OM KARMA KRODHA MAHASRLHERUKA HUM PHAT is the
enlightened intention of Karma Heruka.
Thus the dissonant mental state of envy will be liberated in primordial purity,
While [externally] dark green flames will shoot towards the north [during the cremation],
Unequivocally indicating [liberation] inseparable from Karma Heruka,
As [the deceased] will be born in the northern Buddha field of the Matrix of Activity.
OM MAHA KRODHESVARI TVAM is the enlightened intention of Mahakrodhesvarl.
Thus mental constructs associated with apparent phenomena will be naturally liberated,
While [externally] smoke will spiral to the right [during the cremation],
Indicating liberation inseparable from Dhatvlsvarl.
OM BUDDHA KRODHESVARI TVAM is the enlightened intention of Buddhakrodhesvarl.
Thus mental constructs associated with physical objects will be naturally liberated,
While [externally] smoke will spiral upwards [during the cremation],
Indicating liberation inseparable from Buddhakrodhesvarl.
OM VAJRA KRODHESVARI TVAM is the enlightened intention of Vajrakrodhesvari.
Thus mental constructs associated with objects of sound will be naturally liberated,
While [externally] smoke will spiral to the east [during the cremation],
Indicating liberation inseparable from Vajrakrodhesvari.
om ratna krodhesvari tvam is the enlightened intention of Ratnakrodhesvarl.
Thus mental constructs associated with objects of smell will be naturally liberated,
While [externally] smoke will spiral to the south [during the cremation],
Indicating liberation inseparable from Ratnakrodhesvarl.
OM PADMA KRODHESVARI TVAM is the enlightened intention of Padmakrodhesvart.
Thus mental constructs associated with objects of taste will be naturally liberated,
While [externally] smoke will spiral to the west [during the cremation],
Indicating liberation inseparable from Padmakrodhesvarl.
om karma krodhesvari tvam is the enlightened intention of Karmakrodhesvart.
Thus mental constructs associated with objects of touch will be naturally liberated,
While [externally] smoke will spiral to the north [during the cremation],
Indicating liberation inseparable from Karmakrodhesvart.
Through the expansive diffusion of these naturally arising enlightened intentions of the Twelve Principal Herukas,
The host of mental constructs associated with the dissonant states will be naturally liberated,
While the five buddha fields will be mastered.
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
The mantra-syllables of the naturally present causal basis arise
In the form of these seed-syllables of the Eight Matarah.
Thus mental constructs associated with the eight classes of consciousness will be naturally liberated,
While [externally] fiery sparks will spiral and shoot to the right [during the cremation].
OM VAJRA GAURI HA is the enlightened intention of Gaurl, the white female wrathful deity.
Thus mental constructs associated with the dissonant consciousness will be subdued.
OM VAJRA CAURI HA is the enlightened intention of Caurl, the yellow female wrathful deity.
Thus beings of the six classes will be propelled into higher rebirths.
OM VAJRA PRAMOHA HA is the enlightened intention of Pramoha, the red female wrathful deity.
Thus beings of the six classes will be steered away from cyclic existence.
OM VAJRA VETALI HA is the enlightened intention of Vetall, the dark green female wrathful deity.
Thus liberation will occur in the enlightened intention of unchanging reality.
OM VAJRA PUKKASI HA is the enlightened intention of pukkasi, the yellowish red female wrathful deity.
Thus beings will be propelled from dissonant mental states [into higher rebirths].
OM VAJRA GHASMARI HA is the enlightened intention of Ghasmarl, the green female wrathful deity. Thus cyclic existence will be purified, right where it is, While [externally] fiery sparks will spiral and shoot to the right during the cremation.
OM VAJRA CANDALI HA is the enlightened intention of Candall, the pale yellow female wrathful deity.
Thus dissonant mental states and erroneous thoughts will be severed.
OM VAJRA SMASANI HA is the enlightened intention of Smasdnl, the pale blue female wrathful deity. Thus the buttresses of dissonant mental states will be severed.
Through these enlightened intentions of the Eight Matarah, [The deceased] will be guided out of cyclic existence, While [externally] fiery sparks will spiral and shoot forth [during the cremation].
HE HE HE HE HE HE HE HE
The mantra-letters of the naturally present causal basis arise
In the form of these seed-syllables of the Eight Pisacl.
Thus mental constructs associated with the eight objects of consciousness will be naturally liberated,
While [externally] fiery sparks will shoot forth in chains [during the cremation].
OM VAJRA SIMHAMUKHI HE is the enlightened intention of Simhamukhl. Thus cyclic existence will be purified in its primordial nature.
OM VAJRA VYAGHRIMUKHI HE is the enlightened intention of Vyaghrlmukhl.
Thus cyclic existence will be purified in its entirety.
OM VAJRA SRGALAMUKHI HE is the enlightened intention of Srgalamukhi.
Thus dissonant mental states will be purified from their very roots.
OM VAJRA SVANAMUKHI HE is the enlightened intention of Svanamukhl. Thus the depths of cyclic existence will be churned.
om vajra grdhramukhi he is the enlightened intention of Grdhramukhl. Thus the three poisons will be severed from their roots.
OM VAJRA KANKAMUKHI HE is the enlightened intention of Karikamukhl.
Thus beings will be guided from the pit of cyclic existence.
OM VAJRA KAKAMUKHI HE is the enlightened intention of Kakamukhl.
Thus dissonant mental states will be purified in the creative play of [reality’s] expanse.
OM VAJRA ULUKAMUKHI HE is the enlightened intention of Ulukamukhl.
Thus the buttresses of erroneous views will be severed.
Through these enlightened intentions of the Eight Pisaci, Mental constructs associated with the eight objects will be naturally liberated.
JAH HUM VAM HOH
The mantra-letters of the naturally present causal basis arise In the form of these seed-syllables of the Four Female
Gatekeepers [of the wrathful assembly]. Thus the entrances to the four types of birth will be obstructed, And the four immeasurable aspirations will grow within the
mental continuum.
OM VAJRANKUSA JAH is the enlightened intention of white
horse-headed [Arikusa Vajratejasl].
Thus beings will be pulled from the abodes of cyclic existence, [And immeasurable compassion will grow within the mental
continuum].
OM VAJRAPASA HUM is the enlightened intention of yellow
sow-headed [Pasa Vajramogha]. Thus erroneous mental constructs will be securely tied, [And immeasurable loving kindness will grow within the
mental continuum].
om vajrasphota vam is the enlightened intention of red lion-headed [Sphota Vajraloka].
Thus the dissonant mental state of ignorance will be firmly bound,
[And immeasurable sympathetic joy will grow within the mental continuum].
om vajraghanta HOH is the enlightened intention of green snake-headed [Gantha Vajravetall].
Thus mental constructs associated with the five poisons will be subdued,
[And immeasurable equanimity will grow within the mental continuum].
BHYOH BHYOH BHYOH BHYOH BHYOH BHYOH BHYOH
BHYOH BHYOH BHYOH BHYOH BHYOH BHYOH BHYOH
BHYOH BHYOH BHYOH BHYOH BHYOH BHYOH BHYOH
BHYOH BHYOH BHYOH BHYOH BHYOH BHYOH BHYOH
The mantra-letters of the naturally present causal basis arise [In the form of these seed-syllables] of the Twenty-eight Isvarl. Thus the aggregates of bewildered thought will be purified, While [externally] sounds, lights and rays will appear [during the cremation].
OM MANURAKSASI BHYOH is the enlightened intention of Manuraksasl.23
OM BRAHMANI BHYOH is the enlightened intention of Brahmanl.
OM RAUDRI BHYOH is the enlightened intention of Raudrl
OM INDRANI BHYOH is the enlightened intention of indrsnl.
om Kaumari bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Kaumarl.
om vaisnavi bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Vaisnavl.
om vajra pingala bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Vajra [Pingala].
om saumi bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Sauml.
om Amrta bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Amrta.
om dandi bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Dandl.
om rAksasi bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Raksasl.
om bhaksasi bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Bhaksasl.
om RATI bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Rati.
om rudhiramadi bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Rudhiramadl.
om ekacarani bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Ekacarani Raksasl.
om manoh Arika bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Manoharika.
om siddhikari bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Siddhikart.
om vayudevi bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Vayudevl.
om mahamarana bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Mahamarana.
om agnayi bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Agnayl.
om varah! bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Varahl.
om camundi bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Camundl.
om bhujana bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Bhujana.
om varun Ani bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Varunanl.
om mahakali bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Vajra Mahakall.
om mahachagala bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Vajra Mahachagala.
om mahakumbhakarni bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Vajra Mahakumbhakarni.
om vajra lambodara bhyoh is the enlightened intention of Vajra Lambodara.
Through these enlightened intentions of the Twenty-eight Isvarl, The bewildering apparitions of the intermediate state will be naturally purified, While [external] signs such as sounds, lights, rays and [bursts of] fire and smoke will appear as the transfer of consciousness occurs.
How wonderful!
The innermost heart [-mantras] of the Four Great Wrathful [Male Gatekeepers],
The subjugators who naturally liberate the four beguiling forces,
Appear as an unobstructed lion’s roar,
Whose naturally arising enlightened intentions resound as follows:
OM VAJRA KRODHA KYEMA KYERI KARIMASTA BHALI BHALI ATA EKARASULI BHASATI ENILANILA KA EBINA ABHISINCA
This lion’s roar which subdues the beguiling force of the psycho-physical aggregates,
[Is the enlightened intention of Mahabala Kumarakalasa].
Thus one will dissolve indivisibly in the body of Buddha Kumarakalasa,
And liberation will occur in the naturally present expanse.
OM VAJRA KRODHA MAHAMUDRA JNANA OJASVA HOM SPHARANA PHAT SVAHA
This lion’s roar which subdues the beguiling force of the dissonant mental states,
t [Is the enlightened intention of Yamantaka Vajra Heruka].
Thus one will dissolve indivisibly in the body of Vajra Heruka,
And buddhahood will then be obtained.
One will be naturally liberated beyond the boundaries of the five poisons,
And emanations, and their emanations, will bring about the welfare of sentient beings.
OM VAJRA KRODHA AMRTAKUNDALI HOM CHINDHA CHINDHA BHINDHA BHINDHA HANA HANA DAHA DAHA PACA PACA HOM PHAT
This lion’s roar which subdues the beguiling force of ‘deva’s son’, [Is the enlightened intention of Amrtakundalin]. Thus one will dissolve indivisibly in the body of
Amrtakundalin, And buddhahood will then be obtained. One will be freed from the sufferings of the lower existences, And enlightened activities will be accomplished in all
directions, without distinction.
OM VAJRA KRODHA HAYAGRIVA HRIH SARVA TATHAGATA MAHAPANCA OM AYURJNANA MAHAPUNYE TISTHA OM
This lion’s roar which subdues the beguiling force of the lord of death,
[Is the enlightened intention of Hayagrlvaraja].
Thus Hayagrlvaraja’s accomplishment of long-life will be attained,
And, abiding in the state of reality, which is supreme bliss,
Ignorance and other dissonant mental states will be uprooted,
The five poisons will be liberated, right where they are, without being renounced,
And the habitual tendencies of beginningless cyclic existence will be swept away.
[Through these innermost heart-mantras of the Four Great Wrathful Gatekeepers],
The four beguiling forces will be destroyed and liberated in the four buddha-bodies,
While [externally] bone relics, minor relics, and rainbow lights will appear [during the cremation].
[How wonderful!
Through the expansive diffusion of these enlightened intentions of the buddha-mind of the Sixty Herukas,
The mass of bewildered thoughts is naturally liberated,
While [externally] sounds, lights and rays, and bursts of fire or smoke, spiralling to the right of the pyre,
As well as rainbow lights, bone relics, and small relics, and other signs, will appear.]24

[PART THREE]
How wonderful!
The enlightened intention of the unimpeded Buddha-body of Emanation
Arises as the following six syllables,
By which the six classes of sentient beings are naturally liberated into the expanse [of actual reality]:
’A A HA SA SA MA
Through this enlightened intention free from origination or cessation,
These six syllables which are the six naturally present seminal points [of light],
Will naturally liberate the six classes of sentient beings within the expanse [of reality],25
While [externally], numerous subtle relics and diverse rainbow lights will appear [during the cremation].
How wonderful!
The supreme enlightened intention of the Hundred Genuine Enlightened Families Appears as the secret hundred syllable mantra, Naturally arising within the heart of Vajrasattva, as follows:
om vajrasattva samayamanupalaya vajrasattva tvenopatistha drdho me bhava suposyo me bhava sutosyo me bhava anurakto me bhava sarvasiddhim me prayaccha sarvakarmasu ca me cittam sreyah kuru hum hahahaha ho bhagavan sarva tathagata vajra ma me munca vajrabhava mahasamayasattva Ah
Through this unified enlightened intention of the Hundred Enlightened Families,
Degenerations and breaches [of the commitments, and all] negativity and obscurations, will be naturally liberated, without renunciation,26
While [externally], bone relics, rainbows, lights and rays will appear [during the cremation],
And sounds will reverberate throughout the universe.
How wonderful!
The supreme innermost heart-mantra, unborn and liberating, arises in the form of the following naturally present syllables:
a A 11 u Or r l t e ai o au am ah.
These sixteen unborn syllables, in eight pairs, will give rise to an indestructible resonance,
While [externally], they will produce a clear cloudless sky.
How wonderful!
The supreme innermost heart-mantra, unceasing and liberating, arises in the form of the following naturally present syllables:
KA KHA GA GHA NA CA CHA JA JHA NA TA THA DA DHA NA TA THA DA DHA NA PA PHA BA BHA MA YA RA LA VA SA SA SA HA KSA
These thirty-four unceasing syllables, in eight clusters, will give rise to an indestructible resonance,
Which is the enlightened intention of the unchanging [sacred] teachings,
While causing rainbow lights and relics to appear [in the pyre].
How wonderful!
The supreme innermost heart-mantra which liberates the enduring continuum [of phenomena] arises in the form of the following naturally present syllables:
[om] ye dharma hetuprabhava hetun tes Am tath Agato hy avadat tes Am ca yo nirodho evam vadi mahasramanah SVAHA27
These thirty-nine liberating mantra syllables, in twelve clusters, give rise to an indestructible resonance,
While [externally] multiplying relics and [shimmering] rainbow lights will appear.
The supplementary mantras which symbolise [the four] enlightened activities and [which are appended to the basic mantras above] arise in the form of the following naturally present syllables:
May diseases, possession by malignant forces, And the eight fears, together with all negativity and obscurations, Be pacified within the expanse of intrinsic awareness! SANTIM KURUYE SVAHA
May the lifespan [of beings] and all the fields of merit Be enriched within the modality of [intrinsic] awareness! pustim kuruye SVAHA May the Three Precious Jewels and all cyclic existence and nirvana Be controlled within the modality of [intrinsic] awareness!
VASAM KURUYE SVAHA
May all hostile, obstructing forces,
The five poisons and the three poisons,
Be destroyed within the modality of [intrinsic] awareness!
MARAYA PHAT SVAHA
May [all] these naturally present enlightened intentions, Which are the unique offspring of all the teachings, Naturally arise and manifest for the sake of sentient beings!
[CONCLUSION]
Through [the power of] this authentic precious jewel, All one’s needs and wishes in this life can be manifested, And in the next life buddhahood can certainly be achieved.
This [mantra circle] should be accurately inscribed in a headed script,
On a sheet of fine blue paper,
The size of a four finger-width booklet,
Using refined gold, the colour of the Buddha,
And it should be rolled up in silk in the right way.28
[Then], on the eighth day of the lunar month,
Coinciding with the constellation Cancer,
A yogin with pure commitments should consecrate it,
And then it should be worn [continuously].29
Inexpressible virtues and negative actions may both greatly increase.
Therefore the [yogin] should persevere in the practice of virtue and act for the sake of sentient beings,
Avoiding even the most minute of negative acts.
One who does this in the correct manner,
Even if he or she has previously committed the five inexpiable crimes,
Cannot possibly fall into inferior existences, once this [mantra circle] has been encountered.
Since even those who have not practised the [sacred] teachings at all can attain buddhahood [in this way], It is called the ‘Liberation by Wearing’. Since all who see this [mantra] circle can attain buddhahood, It is called the ‘Liberation by Seeing’. Since all who touch it can attain buddhahood, It is called the ‘Liberation by Touching’. Since all who hear it read aloud can attain buddhahood, It is called the ‘Liberation by Hearing’. Since all who feel its breath can attain buddhahood, It is called the ‘Liberation by Feeling’.
Since there has never been a single buddha who did not see [this mantra circle],
It is indeed the nucleus of the [sacred] teachings.
All who see it being inscribed will attain buddhahood,
All who come into contact with it, by wearing it, will attain buddhahood.
All who hear it read aloud will attain buddhahood.
Therefore, it should be inscribed and worn [as an amulet].
It should be read aloud and contemplated in the appropriate way,
And it should be thoroughly comprehended in every respect!
Except for those fortunate ones, with appropriate past actions,
[This mantra circle] should be kept secret and concealed,
Because those who have not accumulated merit cannot comprehend [its meaning],
And if they were to defame this [mantra circle], they would proceed to the hells.
This is like an anguished spirit seeing [nutritious] food as an enemy!
Therefore, it should be kept as a secret, esoteric instruction.
[This mantra circle] is a field of experience of the fortunate.
It is extremely difficult to encounter this [mantra circle], And once encountered, it is difficult to mentally comprehend. Therefore, those who do encounter it should rejoice, And embrace it with respect!
At the time of death [this mantra circle] should not be removed from the body,
And when cremation takes place it should not be removed from the corpse.
As a consequence, liberation may occur through seeing, hearing, recollection or contact.
This completes the Liberation by Wearing: Natural Liberation of the Psycho-physical Aggregates,
Which encompasses [the mantras of] the hundred enlightened families of the Peaceful and Wrathful Deities.
sam ay a! rgya rgya rgya a gter-rgya
This is a discovered text extracted from Mount Gampodar by the treasure-finder Karma Lingpa.
SUBHAM