Mantrotpatti, Mantra-utpatti: 1 definition


Mantrotpatti 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: De Gruyter: A Fragment of the Vajrāmṛtamahātantra

Mantrotpatti (मन्त्रोत्पत्ति) is the name of the third chapter of the Vajrāmṛtatantra or Vajrāmṛtamahātantra: one of the main and earliest Buddhist Yoginītantras, probably datable to between the end of the 9th and the beginning of the 10th century. Chapter 3 (mantrotpatti-nirdeśa) starts with a further question from Māmakī. Delighted and adorned with bracelets, she gratifies and praises the Great Being with a song. With this song, the practitioner attains the awakening of the Buddha. After solving her previous doubts (5–6), now Māmakī wishes to know the origin of the mudrās (samayamudrā and so on) and the mantras of the māṇḍaleyas.

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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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