"When you meditate on Vajrakilaya, if you think you have to cut down or smash something else or something external, that is misguided and a wrong practice of the Vajrayana teachings. If you think you have to do that to others, perhaps you will soon become a demon, like Rudra, yourself."
--Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche,
The Dark Red Amulet: Oral Instruction
On the Practice of Vajrakilaya
HUNG. From the mandala of the ten directions of space,
O lamas, rigdzins, yidams,
And Dorje Zhonnu and retinue,
Heed me with your compassion.
If I, the rigdzin practitioner who maintains samaya,
Should encounter a foe,
I have done nothing wrong and owe nothing.
Guardians, believe this! The Three Jewels remain my witnesses fair and true.
Gods and demons of the phenomenal world, you decide or make judgment!
Those nonvirtuous forces of broken samaya
First destroy the integrity of the doctrine,
Then they demean the Three Jewels,
And finally they tear out the hearts of tantric practitioners.
Now they threaten me, the yogin.
They contradict the ten virtues
And pursue the ten nonvirtues.
Since the fruits of their inexpiable deeds have ripened,
They are candidates for liberation.
O hosts of deities of Dorje Zhonnu,
Through you do not waver from the peace of dharmadhatu,
The time has come to show your manifestations of rapacious, majestic, compassionate wrath
And to liberate the dualistic forces of harm.
Do not forget! Do not forget, you with sacred bond!
Perform the enlightened activity of liberating dualistic obstructors!
[from The Miraculous Activity Sadhana of Vajrakilaya, The Razor Which Destroys At A Touch, a terma of Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje]