Pratibhanakuta, Pratibhānakūṭa: 5 definitions

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Mañjuśrīnāmasaṃgīti

Pratibhānakūṭa (प्रतिभानकूट) is one of the sixteen bodhisattvas appearing in the Vajradhātu-mahāmaṇḍala, according to the Nāmamantrārthāvalokinī v5.38-41. The Nāmamantrārthāvalokinī (literally, ‘an explanation of the nāma-mantras’) is a commentary (ṭīkā) on the 8th century Mañjuśrīnāmasaṃgīti.

Pratibhānakūṭa is a name of Mañjuśrī (the embodiement of non-dual knowledge) and, together with other names, forms the core essence of the Mañjuśrīnāmasaṃgīti. The Nāmamantrārthāvalokinī provides the practitioner a sādhana (‘meditative practice’) to turn these names into mantras. These mantras are chanted for the benefit of all beings, and then placed and contemplated in the Vajradhātu-mahāmaṇḍala, which is an extended version of the Vajradhātu-maṇḍala.

Source: archive.org: The Indian Buddhist Iconography

Pratibhānakūṭa (प्रतिभानकूट) is the name of a Bodhisattva commonly depicted in Buddhist Iconography, and mentioned in the 11th-century Niṣpannayogāvalī of Mahāpaṇḍita Abhayākara.—his color is green, yellow or red; his symbol is the whip.

Pratibhānakūṭa is described in the Niṣpannayogāvalī as follows:—

(1: Mañjuvajra-maṇḍala):—“Pratibhānakūṭa is of green colour. His clenched left hand is placed on the lap, while he flourishes the whip with the right hand”. (2: Dharmadhatūvāgīśvara-maṇḍala):—“Pratibhānakūṭa is of yellow colour. With the right hand he holds the whip and with the left, a sword placed on lotus”. (3: Durgatipariśodhana-maṇḍala):—“Pratibhānakūṭa is red in complexion. With the right hand he holds the crown placed on a lotus, while his clenched left hand rests on the hip”.

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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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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pratibhānakūṭa (प्रतिभानकूट).—name of a Bodhisattva: Mahāvyutpatti 703.

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

Pratibhānakūṭa (प्रतिभानकूट):—[=prati-bhāna-kūṭa] [from prati-bhāna > prati-bhā] m. Name of a Bodhi-sattva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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