Bodhibhajana, Bodhibhājana, Bodhi-bhajana: 1 definition

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Bodhibhajana 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.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes

Bodhibhājana (बोधिभाजन) refers to a “provider of enlightenment”, 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: [while explaining the body circle (kāyacakra)]: “[...] This way, the heroes in all circles are born of lineage of the Blessed One. Everything is [a manifestation of] the Emanation Body. [Every] Yoginī is cut out to be [a provider of] enlightenment (bodhibhājana). The Body Circle is thus [taught, which] has the nature of the Triple Body, [which] is included in the Emanation [Layer], and is the third [circle]. The fourth [layer]. [...]”.

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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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