Prajnadhrik, Prajñādhṛk, Prajna-dhrik: 1 definition



Prajnadhrik 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 Prajñādhṛk can be transliterated into English as Prajnadhrk or Prajnadhrik, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: The Indian Buddhist Iconography

Prajñādhṛk (प्रज्ञाधृक्) refers to the “principal mantra of the samaya family (kula)”, according to Guhyasamāja.—[...] 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,—[...] Next, the Lord assumed another Samādhi and soon became resonant with the sacred sound of “Prajñādhṛk”, the principal Mantra of the Samaya family (kula). The vibrations after condensation gradually assumed the shape of Amoghasiddhi with his characteristic symbol of abhaya (assurance), and was placed by the Lord in the north.

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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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