Riddhivashita, Ṛddhivaśitā, Riddhi-vashita: 2 definitions



Riddhivashita 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 Ṛddhivaśitā can be transliterated into English as Rddhivasita or Riddhivashita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: archive.org: The Indian Buddhist Iconography

Ṛddhivaśitā (ऋद्धिवशिता) refers to one of twelve Vaśitā Goddesses, as commonly depicted in Buddhist Iconography, and mentioned in the 11th-century Niṣpannayogāvalī of Mahāpaṇḍita Abhayākara.—Her Colour is green; her Symbol is the sun and moon on lotus; she has two arms.

Ṛddhivaśitā is described in the Niṣpannayogāvalī (dharmadhātuvāgīśvara-maṇḍala) as follows:—

“Ṛddhivaśitā is green as the sky and holds in her left hand the discs of the sun and the moon on a lotus”.

[These Vaśitās are collectively taken to be the spiritual daughters of the Dhyāni Buddha Amitābha. The twelve Vaśitā Goddesses [viz., Ṛddhivaśitā] are described collectively as two-armed, holding in their right hands the lotus and in the left proudly bearing their special symbols.]

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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: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Ṛddhivaśitā (ऋद्धिवशिता) or simply Ṛddhi refers to the “mastery of spiritual power” and represents one of the “ten masteries of the Bodhisattvas” (vaśitā) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 74). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., ṛddhi-vaśitā). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

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