Jnanapradipa, Jnana-pradipa, Jñānapradīpa: 4 definitions



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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: archive.org: The Indian Buddhist Iconography

Jñānapradīpa (ज्ञानप्रदीप) or “lamp of knowledge”, refers to a type of Samādhi (meditation), according to Guhyasamāja.—The Guhyasamāja opens in a grandiloquent style with the description of a monster assembly of gods, Tathāgatas, Bodhisattvas, Śaktis, and various other divine beings. The Tathāgatas present in the Assembly requested the Lord Bodhicittavajra to define the Tathāgatamaṇḍala or the magic circle of the five Dhyāni Buddhas and in response to their request, the Lord sat in a special Samādhi (meditation) called the Jñānapradīpa (lamp of knowledge), and his whole form started resounding with the sacred sounds of [...]

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Jñānapradīpa (ज्ञानप्रदीप) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a metrical dialogue on vedānta between Hari and Hara. Hall. p. 126 (ms. of 1680). H. 229. Sb. 431.
—by Śaṅkarācārya. NW. 296. Oudh. Xvii, 72.

2) Jñānapradīpa (ज्ञानप्रदीप):—See Yogasārasaṃgraha.

3) Jñānapradīpa (ज्ञानप्रदीप):—jy. K. 228. Ben. 30. 31. Bik. 302. Oudh. Iv, 13. Xix, 68. Np. I, 82. Viii, 56. Rice. 30. Peters. 3, 398. See Jñānadīpikā.
—by Caṇḍeśvara. Oudh. Viii, 14.
—by Padmanābha. L. 1952. B. 4, 136. Oppert. 60. 360. 988. Ii, 550. 3647.
—by Vṛndāvana. Oudh. Vi, 8.

4) Jñānapradīpa (ज्ञानप्रदीप):—jy. add Burnell. 80^a.

5) Jñānapradīpa (ज्ञानप्रदीप):—jy. [Bhau Dāji Memorial] 63. Oudh. Xxi, 84. Stein 161.

6) Jñānapradīpa (ज्ञानप्रदीप):—jy. Ulwar 1777.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Jñānapradīpa (ज्ञानप्रदीप):—[=jñāna-pradīpa] [from jñāna > jñā] a m. Name of Yoga-sāra-saṃgraha ii.

2) [v.s. ...] b m. a lamp of kn°owledge, [Kumāra-sambhava]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a metrical dialogue on the Vedānta between Hara and Hari, [Catalogue(s)]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Jñānapradīpa (ज्ञानप्रदीप):—m. Titel zweier Schriften [Oxforder Handschriften 232,a, No. 562.] [HALL 126.]

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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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