Siddhisamuccaya, Siddhi-samuccaya: 1 definition


Siddhisamuccaya 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Siddhisamuchchaya.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

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Source: Google Books: The Lamp for Integrating the Practices (Caryamelapakapradipa)

Siddhisamuccaya (सिद्धिसमुच्चय) refers to the “assembly of all Siddhis”, according to the 9th-century Caryāmelāpakapradīpa (“The Lamp for Integrating the Practices”) by Āryadeva, which represents a comprehensive exposition of the Guhyasamāja-tantra.—Accordingly, as the Vajra Mentor said: “Excellent, excellent, Great One! I will explain the practice without elaboration according to the tradition of the Great Yoga Tantra, the Glorious Esoteric Community. Listen with one-pointed attention! In a region that is agreeable to the mind as described in the Tantras, [that is]: ‘In regions of great wilderness provided with fruits, flowers, and the like; on a lonely mountain should this assembly of meditation (dhyāna-samuccaya) be practiced’. Having consecrated either a single-story cottage or a raised platform according to the rite as it has been explained, and having imaginatively created there a celestial palace with a vajra and a jewel peak, with features such as having four corners, and so on, thereafter, [...]”.

Note: The standard version reads “the assembly of all Siddhis” (sarva-siddhi-samuccayaṃ) for “this assembly of meditation” (idaṃ dhyāna-samuccayaṃ).

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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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