|THE LOST SADHANAS PROJECT
The Lost Sadhanas project seeks to draw a distinction between the Buddhist paths of emptiness and fullness. Fullness is the path of the clear light, bliss, devotion, the blazing sun, compassion, and infinite awareness or Being. Emptiness is the path of purity, detachment, wisdom, silence, and the Void.
Maitreya gives his approach to the two Buddhist paths
Maitreya's View on the Paths of Fullness and Emptiness
Below are two sets of buddhist yidams who represent the two different approaches. The Lost Sadhanas Project seeks to balance the two approaches, and asserts that the path of emptiness has crowded out and suppressed the path of fullness in Vajrayana Buddhism.
The first set of beings is intended to represent the path of fullness and it is followed by beings who represent the path of emptiness.
Yidams or Buddhist Deities who Represent Fullness and Emptiness
Buddhist Deities Representing the Path of Fullness`
Amida - The Buddha of the Land of Bliss Avalokiteshvara - The Bodhisattva of Compassion and Spiritual Emanation of Amitabha Vajradhatvisvari - The Shakti of the Celestial Buddha Ratnasambhava Maitreya - The Bodhisattva of Friendship - Shedding the Pain of the Past
Buddhist Deities Representing the Path of Emptiness
Mamaki - The Shakti of the Buddha Aksobhya Vajrapani - The Bodhisattva and Emanation of the Buddha Aksobhya Vajragarbha - The Bodhisattva Who is the Destroyer of Illusion Vajra Varahi - The Dark Goddess of Liberation Black Dakini - The Dark Face of the Void
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