Jnanagarbha, Jñānagarbha: 4 definitions
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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism
Jñānagarbha (ज्ञानगर्भ) is the name of a Tathāgata (Buddha) mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Jñānagarbha).
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Jñānagarbha (ज्ञानगर्भ).—(1) name of a Bodhisattva: Mahāvyutpatti 670; (2) name of a teacher: Mahāvyutpatti 3491.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Jñānagarbha (ज्ञानगर्भ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—śaiva. Quoted by Utpala in Spandapradīpikā.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Jñānagarbha (ज्ञानगर्भ):—[=jñāna-garbha] [from jñāna > jñā] m. ‘filled with knowledge’, Name of a Bodhi-sattva, [Buddhist literature; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] of a scholar, [ib.]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Jnanagarbhastotra.
Ends with: Gaganakoshanavaranajnanagarbha.
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Blue Annals (deb-ther sngon-po) (by George N. Roerich)
Chapter 6 - Lineage of the pratimokṣa vow < [Book 1 - The beginning of the story of the Doctrine]
Chapter 2 - Guhyasamāja Marpa system < [Book 8 - The famous Dakpo Kagyü (traditions)]
Chapter 1 - Master mar pa and Ngok lineage < [Book 8 - The famous Dakpo Kagyü (traditions)]
Complete works of Swami Abhedananda (by Swami Prajnanananda)
Chapter 10 - Lamaism in Tibet < [Discourse 7 - Thoughts on Sankhya Buddhism and Vedanta]
Bodhisattvacharyavatara (by Andreas Kretschmar)