Bodhibhadra, Bodhi-bhadra: 4 definitions


Bodhibhadra means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Google books: Genesis and Development of Tantra (Vajrayana)

Bodhibhadra (बोधिभद्र) is the name of one of the several Vajrācāryas at Vikramaśīla .—In chapter 38 of his Rgya gar chos ’byung (“History of Buddhism in India”), Tāranātha includes several commentators on the Laghuśaṃvara, among ten persons [e.g., Bodhibhadra] whom he holds to have occupied the office of chief Vajrācārya at Vikramaśīla in rapid unbroken succession, and claims that Jayabhadra was the first of the ten.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bodhibhadra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bodhibhadra (बोधिभद्र):—[=bodhi-bhadra] [from bodhi > budh] m. Name of a teacher, [Buddhist literature]

[Sanskrit to German]

Bodhibhadra in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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