Friday, January 25, 2013

The 25 Kalki: Rigden Kings of Shambala

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Kings of Shambala.... There are 32 kings who have ruled or will rule Shambhala. They can be divided into two groups--the first seven are referred to as Dharmarajas or Chogyal, "Truth Kings". The following 25 are referred to as Kalki or Rigden, "Wisdom Holders".

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King of Shambhala....This image is of Taye Namgyal, the twenty-fourth king of Shambhala. ..Tibet, 19th century, Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton, 27.50x19.12in. © Rubin Museum of Art

The First Vidyadhara (Wisdom-Holder) King of Shambhala, Manjushri Yashas (Beautiful Radiant Fame).....http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/the-first-vidyadhara-wisdom-holder-king-of-shambhala-manjushri-yashas-beautiful-radiant-fame-8499

"Manjushrí Kírti (Tib. Rigdan Jampel Dakpa) is said to have been born in 159 BCE and ruled over Shambhala which had 300,510 followers of the Mlechha (Yavana or "western"..."Greek speakers") religion living in it, some of whom worshiped the sun. He is said to have expelled all the heretics from his dominions but later, after hearing their petitions, allowed them to return. For their benefit, and the benefit of all living beings, he explained the Kalachakra teachings. In 59 BCE he abdicated his throne to his son, Pundarika (Tib. Pema Karpo) (176-76 BCE),...... and died soon afterwards, entering the Sambhoga-káya of Buddhahood."....Das, Sarat Chandra (1882). Contributions on the Religion and History of Tibet.

"Menander I Soter "The Saviour" (known as Milind in Indian sources) was the Indo-Greek king (155 BCE) who established a large empire in the Central Asia and became a patron of Buddhism.....Menander was born in the Caucasus (Hindu Kush Moutains), and was initially a king of Bactria. ....Buddhist tradition relates that he handed over his kingdom to his son, Strato I......
"Tibetan histories and works on Kdla Chakrait may be conjectured that this S'ambhala, very probably, was the capital of the Bactrian Empire of the Eastern Greeks who had embraced Buddhism. It is also conjectured that the modern city of Balkh must have been the site of their latest capital. The name of King Menander {Minendra) who erected a very lofty chaiti/a has been mentioned by the Kashmirian poet Ksomendra, in Avaddna Kalpalatd, a work that was finished iu about 1035 A.D."....http://archive.org/stream/grammaroftibetan00dass/grammaroftibetan00dass_djvu.txt

Kalki Rigden Kings....#1) Yashas..... (Tib. Jampal Dakpa; "Manjushri Yashas") - King Yashas is said to have lived in the second century BCE. He put the Kalachakra teachings in a condensed and simplified form called the "Sri Kalachakra" or "Laghutantra". He also converted a group of non-Buddhist Brahman priests of Shambhala to Buddhism and gave them the Kalachakra initiation, thereby uniting all inhabitants into one "vajra caste," or family of tantric practitioners. He said to have predicted the coming of "barbarian Dharma" after 800 years (about 600 CE), which indicates a form of Islam.....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kings_of_Shambhala

"Seven generations of kings after Suchandra, in 176 BCE, King Manjushri Yashas gathered the religious leaders of Shambhala, specifically the brahman wise men, to give them predictions and a warning. Eight hundred years in the future, namely in 624 CE, a non-Indic religion will arise in Mecca. Because of a lack of unity among the brahmans’ people and laxity in following correctly the injunctions of their Vedic scriptures, many will accept this religion, far in the future, when its leaders threaten an invasion. To prevent this danger, Manjushri Yashas united the people of Shambhala into a single “vajra-caste” by conferring upon them the Kalachakra empowerment. By his act, the king became the First Kalki – the First Holder of the Caste. He then composed The Abridged Kalachakra Tantra, which is the version of The Kalachakra Tantra that is presently extant."......http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kings_of_Shambhala

Introduction to the Kalachakra Initiation...Page 45..By Alexander Berzon

"In page 193, of his Grammar, Alexander Csoma has the following passage: — The Kdla chakra doctrine of Adi Buddha was delivered by S'akya, in his 80th year, at S'ridhanya Kataka upon the request of Chandra Bhadra, a king of S'ambhala who in his 99th year visited S'akya there. Upon his return home, he compiled the Mula Tantra, in accordance with what he had heard from S'akya, and two years afterwards he died. This work is the source of all the subsequent voluminous compilations, increased modifica- tions and interpolations. In the Mula Tantra, S'akya foretells to Chandra Bhadra 25 kings, who will reign at S'ambhala, each for 100 years. The six first of them are called Dharma Rajds and the others are styled EuUka. He foretells also that after 600 years from that date Kulika Kirti (Ya9okIrti or the Ephiphanes of the Greeks ?) will succeed to the throne of S'ambhala, and that 800 years afterwards the Mleccha or Muhamadan religion will rise at Makha (Mecca)." ......http://archive.org/stream/grammaroftibetan00dass/grammaroftibetan00dass_djvu.txt

"Like the Indian Maha Siddhas, the Kalkis have long hair which they tie up in a knot. Likewise, they also adorn themselves with earrings and armbands. “The Kalki has excellent ministers, generals, and a great many queens. He has a bodyguard, elephants and elephant trainers, horses, chariots, and palanquins. His own wealth and the wealth of his subjects, the power of his magic spells, the nagas, demons, and goblins that serve him, the wealth offered to him by the centaurs and the quality of his food are all such that even the lord of the gods cannot compete with him. ... The Kalki does not have more than one or two heirs, but he has many daughters who are given as vajra ladies during the initiations held on the full moon of Caitra each year” (Newman, 1985, p. 57). It thus appears they serve as mudras in the Kalachakra rituals.".....http://www.american-buddha.com/aggres.myth.htm

"The eighth in Dawa Sangpo’s line, Yasas, an emanation of Manjushri, also received the Kalachakra lineage and taught the tantra for one hundred years. As his reign was drawing to a close, King Yasas foresaw that the Shambhala Kingdom would become vulnerable to barbarian invasion due to the continued adherence of his subjects to divisive caste identities and to sacrificial ritual practices. Yasas gathered the Brahmanic lords from throughout the kingdom and requested them to take initiation in the Kalachakra, and to put aside caste identity to come together as one “Vajra Caste.” The lords eventually agreed, dissolving caste and clan distinctions and abandoning Vedic rituals......Having achieved the unification of all Shambhala under one vajra clan, Yasas became known as the first Kalki King (Rigden in Tibetan). In Tibetan, rig (usually transliterated as rigs) means “family,” “caste” or “kind,” while den (from dang ldan pa) means “endowed with” or “holding.” So Rigden literally means “endowed with family” or “holder of the lineage,” a name representing the bringing together of all castes, clans and religious systems of Shambhala into one.".....Shambhala in the Kalachakra Tantra......By Nick Trautz

"Kalachakra and the VAJRA CASTE...."The purpose of the Vajra Caste was not force everyone to convert to Buddhism but for people to re-discover the purity of their own traditions. The Kalachakra empowerment is given to anyone who wishes to participate. No one is asked to give up their own religion. The Kalachakra, open to all who wish to participate, has the power to benefit all beings on this planet."...https://collab.itc.virginia.edu/access/content/group/9f340e95-f808-4bc0-80bc-b23bcadd072e/copyrighted%20pdfs%20of%20texts/newmanbriefhistorykalachakra.pdf

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