Matsaryavajra, Mātsaryavajra: 2 definitions

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Matsaryavajra 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: Wisdomlib Libary: Vajrayogini

Mātsaryavajra (मात्सर्यवज्र) is an alternative name of Sarvanīvaraṇaviṣkambhin: a deity to be contemplated upon by a practicioner purifying his correspondences (viśuddhi), according to the 12th-century Abhisamayamañjarī. Sarvanīvaraṇaviṣkambhin is alternatively known by the name Mātsaryavajra because he destroyes miserliness (mātsarya). The contemplation is prescribed as a preliminary ritual for a yogin wishing to establish, or reestablish the union with a deity.

Mātsaryavajra is associated with the whole body and the color dark(-green). He is to be visualised as holding an attribute in his right hand and a bell in his left. The deities of the sense organs and fields are the esoteric equivalents of the deities associated with the skandhas.

Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (I)

Mātsaryavajra (मात्सर्यवज्र)or Mahāmāyā is the name of a deity associated with the Āyatana (sense) named Sparśa, according to the 9th century Vajraḍākatantra chapter 1.16-22.—Accordingly, this chapter proclaims the purity of the five components (skandha), five elements (bhūta) and five senses (āyatana) as divine beings [viz., Mātsaryavajra].

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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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