Bhavapratyaksha, Bhāvapratyakṣa, Bhava-pratyaksha: 1 definition


Bhavapratyaksha 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 Bhāvapratyakṣa can be transliterated into English as Bhavapratyaksa or Bhavapratyaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Bhavapratyaksha in Tibetan Buddhism glossary
Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes

Bhāvapratyakṣa (भावप्रत्यक्ष) refers to the “direct perception of things”, according to the 10th-century Ḍākārṇava-tantra: one of the last Tibetan Tantric scriptures belonging to the Buddhist Saṃvara tradition consisting of 51 chapters.—Accordingly, “[...] (The meaning of the letter ka, i.e., not being located anywhere, etc.—) Ka [refers to] all that I repeat narrating in the non-duality of consciousness. [It is] not located anywhere; hence, [it is] the letter ka. Therefore, [it is] not [that] direct perception of things (bhāvapratyakṣa) is void; [it is] of the nature of the pure reality (vastumātra). [...]”.

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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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