Amritodaka, Amṛtodaka, Amrita-udaka: 1 definition
Amritodaka means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit term Amṛtodaka can be transliterated into English as Amrtodaka or Amritodaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)
Amṛtodaka (अमृतोदक) refers to “immortal (vajra) water”, according to the Kalaśa Pūjā [i.e., Kalasha Worship] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Oṃ immortal vajra water (amṛtodaka) Ṭhaḥ Ṭhaḥ Hūṃ. Oṃ heat heat, great heat, observe the form of water streaming slowly!”.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
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