Durgatiparishodhana, Durgatipariśodhana: 1 definition


Durgatiparishodhana 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 Durgatipariśodhana can be transliterated into English as Durgatiparisodhana or Durgatiparishodhana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: archive.org: The Indian Buddhist Iconography

Durgatipariśodhana (दुर्गतिपरिशोधन) is another form of Buddha Śākyasiṃha (or, Vajrāsana, Gautama): one of the seven mortal Buddhas (mānuṣī) whose names appear last in the list of thirty-two Buddhas in Mahāyāna Buddhism.—His colour is yellow; he has one face and two arms; his mudrā is the dharmacakra.—Durgatipariśodhana is described in the Niṣpannayogāvalī of Abhayākara Gupta. Śākyasiṃha, the embodiment of Mahāvairocana, is the principal deity in the Durgatipariśodhana-maṇḍala of the Nispannayogavali.

Durgatipariśodhana has been described in the Nispannayogavali in a short sentence: “On the centre of the wheel on a lion placed on a double lotus sits the god Śrī Śākyasiṃha, the embodiment of Mahāvairocana of golden yellow colour, dispalying in his two hands the Dharmacakra Mudrā”.

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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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