VAJRA KILA

The combined power and activity of all the Dhayani Buddha is embodied in the all powerful Vajra Prince, known as Vajra kila. In reality he is Samantabadhra, the originator of all the buddhas.

Samantabadhra, the teacher with the three sublime qualities, without wavering from his boundless and eternal meditation, took the form of Vajra kila. This transpired when the meeting of the three perfect times occurred at the place of the three sublime qualities, Akanishta Heaven ‘og min. from the union of the male and female Vajra kila, sprang forth the wrathful mandalas and wrathful deities of the ten directions, possessing the qualities of three perfect followers. He then gave the teachings of the three sublime qualities, Phurpa byi rtho ta ma.

The all powerful Vajra kila, head of all the wrathful deities of the ten directions, was born to subdue the exceedingly evil forces that were unable to be pacified by peaceful means. He also produced the Vajra Tantrik treatise that was compiled by Vajrasattava, Vajrapani and Brahmin with human forehead. Then in this world, after the passing of Buddha Shakyamuni, there atop the mountain Malaya, Vajrapani showed the Tantrik treatise to Rigchen Drama Nga, and was later spread to Tibet by King Za. The lineage of the Tantrik treatise was passed on by lopon Taba Hati to Lopon Padmasambava and then to Yeshe Tsogayl.2

This is the comprehensive painting of Vajra Kila, 3 the most powerful and wrathful Istadevatta deity of the Nyingmapa sect. the main central figure is substantially larger compared to the surrounding figures, which gives the painting an impressive appearance. The surrounding deities are attired in a variety of colors, with the majority in unique wrathful attire. Their facial expressions are completely wrathful as they sit atop gold painted sun discs.