Sunday, September 29, 2013

King Indrabhuti & The Kingdom of Sambhola


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"Indrabhuti: the Enlightened Siddha King….the land of Oddiyana was divided into two kingdoms. The Kingdom of Lankapuri was Brahmin and ruled by king Jalendra and the Kingdom of Sambhola was Buddhist and ruled by king Indrabhuti."…

"Like the Epic of Gesar, there are many different versions of the great epic Ramayana.... (India, Sri Lanka, Bali, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, etc)."

Udegram: the Castle (5th-14th cent. CE), tentatively identified by Tucci as the Palace of Indrabhuti described by Tibetan pilgrims

"Indrabhuti (alternatively King Ja) is a name attributed to a number of individuals that have become conflated in the esoteric Buddhadharma tradition of Mantrayana….The matter of the conflation of Indrabhuti and at least one evocation of the historicity of a particular personage by that name is intimately connected with the location of 'Oddiyana' …….According to Nyingma tradition, King Ja (also known as Indrabhuti) taught himself intuitively from "the Book" of the Tantric Way of Secret Mantra (that is Mantrayana) that magically fell from the sky along with other sacred objects and relics "upon the roof of King Ja" …..….

"It is possible that the events of epic Ramayana could have occurred outside the confines of present day India. Ram’s father Dasarath lived in the heavenly city of Ayodhya on the banks of the river Saryu. This might have been a river called the Syr Darya that flows through present day Turkmenistan and Kyrghistan. It is located north of the Pamirs ( Meru) with a city called Andijan that is phonetically quite similar to Ayodhya, as the capital of the area. East of it is Kashi ( Kashgar) and west is Samarkand that was known as the Markanda in the Puranas ."…..Andijan is located in one of the hotbeds of Central Asia, which appeared early farming, formed the first samples of urban culture. In this territory were the ruins of an early city Dalvarzina (9th-7th centuries BC) and the ancient city of Èjlatona (6th-3rd centuries BC). To its geopolitical location Andijan served as a bridge between Bactria, Sogdiana, Chach with China (Xinjiang).

"In Hinduism, Alaka (Sanskrit: अलक), which is also sometimes called Alakapuri, is a mythical city. It is the home of Kubera, the king of Yakshas and the lord of wealth, and his attendants called yakshas. The Mahabharata mentions this city as the capital of the Yaksha Kingdom. This city rivals the capital of Indra the king of the Devas in its architecture, opulence, and overall splendor. It is quoted in the famous lyrical poem Meghadūta by Kalidasa

"THE LIFE OF GU.RU INDRABHUTI…..In the country of U.rgyan., there were five hundred thousand cities…..Two kings ruled them… Indrabhuti ruled the two hundred fifty thousand cities of Sam.bhola……At the same time, King J ruled the two hundred fifty thousand cities of La.ngka.bu.ri…..To the king of Sambhola, Indrabhuti, there- was a sister. La.kshmi. ka.ra . so-called, who was seVen years old….. (she) did her siddhi… of 'earth-di~coverir:g', …..NOTES ON THE TRANSLATION…. U.rgyan: Skt. Uddyana. in the Pakistan Himlayas; aho the home of Guru Rinpoche… Spelling resEmbles, a mythic Tibetan paradise-realm. Although Sham.bhala. is mually said to. be in the north, is to the west………." Excerpts from a translation of the biography of the mahasiddha Indrabhuti with notes…..By Nathan Katz….

"Mahasiddha Lakshimikara…Laksminkara: “She Who Makes Fortune”/”The Mad Princess”In the Dakini realm of Oddiyana, King Indrabhuti ruled Sambhola, and to cement thefriendship with his neighboring kingdom, Lankapuri which was ruled by King Jalendra;Indrabhuti betrothed his sister Laksminkara at age 7 to the son of Jalendra."…

Emperor Ravana lived about 5000 years ago in Lankapuri. As a buddhist, Ravana was vegetarian and worshiped Kashyapa Buddha. His kingdom was Lankapura and queen was Mandodari King's children were known as Upendraminika (son) and Sohili (daughter)."

"…Kubera (Sanskrit: कुबेर, Pali/later Sanskrit: Kuvera) also spelt Kuber, is the Lord of wealth and the god-king of the semi-divine Yakshas in Hindu mythology. He is regarded as the regent of the North (Dik-pala), and a protector of the world (Lokapala) His many epithets extol him as the overlord of numerous semi-divine species and the owner of the treasures of the world. Kubera is often depicted as a fat man, adorned with jewels and carrying a money-pot or money-bag, and a club……Originally described as the chief of evil spirits in Vedic-era texts, Kubera acquired the status of a Deva (god) only in the Puranas and the Hindu epics. The scriptures describe that Kubera once ruled Lanka, but was overthrown by his demon stepbrother Ravana, later settling in the city of Alaka in the Himalayas. Descriptions of the "glory" and "splendours" of Kubera's city are found in many scriptures. Kubera has also been assimilated into the Buddhist and Jain pantheons. In Buddhism, he is known as Vaisravana, the patronymic used of the Hindu Kubera and is also equated with Pañcika, while in Jainism, he is known as Sarvanubhuti.

"In Hinduism, Alaka (Sanskrit: अलक), which is also sometimes called Alakapuri, is a mythical city. It is the home of Kubera, the king of Yakshas and the lord of wealth, and his attendants called yakshas. The Mahabharata mentions this city as the capital of the Yaksha Kingdom. This city rivals the capital of Indra the king of the Devas in its architecture, opulence, and overall splendor. It is quoted in the famous lyrical poem Meghadūta by Kalidasa…"…

"Indrabhuti……shak pu tri - Shakputri. The son of King Jah and lineage holder of both Mahayoga and Anu Yoga. He is also known as Indrabhuti the Younger and Master Lawapa…..Accomplishment of Nonduality, written by Indrabhuti's consort Lakshmikara;."…..

Karmay, S. G. (1981). "King Tsa/Dza and Vajrayana." In Strickmann, M. (ed.), Tantric and Taoist Studies in Honour of R. A. Stein, MCB 20 (1981), pp.192-211

Masters of Mahamudra: Songs and Histories of the Eighty-Four Buddhist Siddhas…..By Abhayadatta

"…The great river Sindhu, one of the four great rivers that springs from the four directions of Kailash mountain, flows towards the Western Land of Odiyana and finally empties into the Arabian Sea. When the river reaches Odiyana, it forms a lake filled with lotuses. As the lotus roots produce a sweet-milky juice, it is called "Ocean of Milk."…..At this time, in the land of Uddiyana, in the northwest of Kashmir located west of Bodhgaya, a blind king by the name of Indrabhuti ruled." …..

" the Ramayana records, was granted to Kubera by Brahma—the creator-god and father of Pulastya—as a reward for his severe penance. Brahma also conferred upon Kubera the riches of the world (Nidhis), "equality with gods", and the Pushpaka Vimana, a flying chariot. Kubera then ruled in the golden city of Lanka,"…..

"…Trikuta (Sinhala: Thirikunamalai, Tamil: Tirikutamalai, Trikuta giri, Thai: Nila Kala) is a three peaked mountain. It appears in Hindu mythology, and also appears as a geographic feature of Jammu and Kashmir in India…..Trikuta is one of the twenty mountains surrounding Maha-Meru. The height is said in the Bhagavata Purana to be 10,000 yojanas, and the three peaks are iron, silver and gold. We find its references in the Sundarkand chapter of the Ramayana and its location is believed to be in Lanka…..Jammu and Kashmir (i/dʒɑːmuː/ & /kæʃmɪər/; Urdu: جموں و کشمیر‎; Dogri, Hindi: जम्मू और कश्मीर; Kashmiri: जोम त कशीर (Devanagari), جوم تِ کشیر (Nastaliq); Ladakhi: ཇ་མུ་དང་ཀ་ཤི་མིར།)…..Trikuta is located in Jammu, which is one of the three administrative divisions within Jammu and Kashmir, the northernmost state in India. Trikuta, the triple peak, is where the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi can be found…..Vaishno Devi Mandir (Hindi: वैष्णोदेवी मन्दिर) is one of the holy Hindu temples dedicated to Shakti, located at the Trikuta Mountains within the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.."…..

"…Yaksha Kingdom refers to the territory of a tribe of mythical creatures called Yakshas who were one of the Exotic Tribes of Ancient India and ancient Lanka. They had kinship with another more demonic tribe, the Rakshasas. The King of Yakshas, Vaisravana (also known as Kubera, Kuvera, Bishamon-ten etc.) and the Rakshasa king, Ravana, were both sons of the sage Visrava Paulastya from two different wives. Kubera is sometimes mentioned as a Rakshasa king. Kubera ruled a Yaksha kingdom of enormous wealth. "….

" King Indrabhuti of Shambala (Sambalpur) composed Chakra Sambara Stotra, Chakra Sambara Anubandha Samgraha, Chakra Sambara Tantraraga Sambara Samuchchaya Nama Brutti etc. The philosopher cum king Indrabhuti became the source inspiration to the adherents of Tantric Buddhist cult in Kosal including Gandhagiri region....Kalachakra tantra was first taught by the Buddha to King Indrabhuti, the first dharmaraja of Shambhala....'Lord Kalki will appear in the home of the most eminent brahmin of Shambhala village, the great souls Vishnuyasha and Sumati." (Srimad-Bhagavatam Bhag.12.2.18)."....


September 2013

John Hopkins....Northern New Mexico


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