Author: M G Chitkara
Publisher: APH Publishing Corporation
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8176481998
As a part of 21-volume series, this book on Buddhism: A world Faith, stresses that a significant element in tantrism, one of the basic components of Mahayana Buddhism, is kalachakra or the wheel of Time.
Tantraraja is an important work on Kalachkra. The Sanskrit title of the book is paramadibuddhodhhrita Sri Kalachkra name tantraraja.
Trantraraja is an essential work on Tantrism, the origin of the concept of the Kalachakra wheel of time, is said to be supernatural and mysterious. In Dhanyakataka stupa, when Buddha proclaimed kalachakra ninety-seven kings headed by Sucandra, flew from Shambala under magical powers. The legend of Shambhala is connected with the acts of Vishnu.
The entire meaning of the subject matter of the Kalachakra Tantra is included within the three Kalachakra or wheels of Time: The outer wheel of time, the inner wheel of Time, and the other wheel of time. Kalachakra Tantra initiation is direct Shaktipat. Shaktipat is the process when the disciple is initiated, and the Guru’s Shakti enters him. As a tree exists in the form of seed, so the Shakti exists in the form of the guru, and entering the disciple.
Mandala – In the Tantric Buddhism, a diagram or symbolic representation, in which the meditator creates a world wherein he is the central Buddha. The Mandala, as represented in particles of coloured sand, is the residence of the Kalachakra deity and the retinue of deities surrounding him, all of which represent the components of an individual person in purified form- a fully Enlightened being.
Altruistic Purification And The Concept of Yajna
Bodhichitta: Essence of Buddha’s Teachings
Chequeard History of the Kalachakra Tantra
Initiation & Meditiaon Practices
Kalachakra Practice; a Medium for Attainment of Full Enlightenment
Kalachakra teachings & Om Mani Padme Hum
Kalachakra Root Tantra: The Path
Mahamritunjay & Kalachakra
Motivation: Bodhipakshya Dharmah
The Guru Yoga of Sri Kalachkra Tantra
Turning the Wheel of Dharma
Appraisal & Sum up
Appendix-Sri Laghukalacharkatantra-Raja-Tika Vimalprabha