Kalachakra View Of Life (时轮中的生命)

Kalachakra tantra is a collected work belonged to the Highest Yoga Tantra once popular in India and Tibet. It can be divided into 5 sections:

1. Formation of the world
2. Illnesses diagnosis and treatment
3. Empowerment
4. Sadhana practice
5. Wisdom: The attainment of joy through practices

Since Kalachakra Tantra is a big piece of work, I would just quickly skim through Part 2 at this moment.

Part 2 describes the psychological formation of human body, the development of fetus, the causes of illnesses and medicinal treatments. Included are specific breathing exercises to be accompanied by herbs.

Kalachakra treats our human body as a small universe which is comparatively speaking with reference to the external universe. Both universes are inter-related and cannot be separated.

The formation of external universe is described in Part 1, and the formation of small universe is the union of sperm and mensuration blood.

In Kalachakra, the father sperm is represented by 30 vowels and the mensuration blood represents the 30 consonants.

One month after mating, the syllable 'ah' representing the seed of 'space' enters the 'ka' syllable etc. of mother's mensuration blood.

During the second month, the syllable 'ya' representing the seed of 'wind' enters the 30 syllables of the mother.  During the 3rd quarter of the moon, the syllable 'u' of the water element protects  enters the 30 consonant syllables.

During the third month and the first quarter of the moon, the syllable 'r' of the fire element protects the 30 consonants. Then during the 3rd quarter of the moon the fire element syllable 'rr' protecting the consonants.

During the fourth month and the first quarter of the moon, the syllable 'uu' of the water element enters the consonants. During the 3rd quarter of the moon, the wind element 'yi' protecting the consonants.

During the 5th month is the earth element 'le'.

The sperm forms the bone of the baby and by the nutrients supplies by the mother, the baby gradually grows.

The mensuration blood forms the flesh, skin and etc. By the aids of the father's sperm the flesh grows.

A boy reaches maturity by the age of 12 years old.

A girl reaches maturity by the age of 16 years old.

During the 1st month of fetus formation, bloods, 10 types of fine nadis form limbs and the face.

During the 2nd month, limbs and face take form.

During the 3rd month, limbs and forehead at equal level.

During the 4th month, nadis of limbs and and face started to function.

During the 5th month, flesh, blood, bone and etc. joints matured.

During the 6th month, the baby started to have feeling such as happy and sad. Its skin and hairs toke shapes.

A few months later, the baby can wink eyes, absorbs nutrients and its digestive system starts to function.

Thus is the description of how a life is formed according to Kalachakra Tantra. This description is very different from the description from Thai medicine as the influences of 4 elements are not so emphasized.

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