Smritibodhyanga, Smṛtibodhyaṅga, Smriti-bodhyanga: 1 definition


Smritibodhyanga 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 Smṛtibodhyaṅga can be transliterated into English as Smrtibodhyanga or Smritibodhyanga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Smritibodhyanga in Tibetan Buddhism glossary
Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Smṛtibodhyaṅga (स्मृतिबोध्यङ्ग) or “awakening of mindfulness” is associated with Cakravarmiṇī and Ākāśagarbha, according to the Cakrasaṃvara-maṇḍala or Saṃvaramaṇḍala of Abhayākaragupta’s Niṣpannayogāvalī, p. 45 and n. 145; (Cf. Cakrasaṃvaratantra, Gray, David B., 2007).—The Cakrasaṃvara mandala has a total of sixty-two deities. [...] Three concentric circles going outward, the body, speech and mind wheels (kāya-vāka-citta), in the order: mind (blue), speech (red), and body (white), with eight Ḍākinīs each in non-dual union with their Ḍākas, "male consorts".

Associated elements of Cakravarmiṇī and Ākāśagarbha:

Circle: kāyacakra (body-wheel) (white);
Ḍākinī (female consort): Cakravarmiṇī;
Ḍāka (male consort): Ākāśagarbha;
Bīja: suṃ;
Body-part: calves;
Pīṭha: Suvarṇadvīpa;
Bodily constituent: prasveda (sweat);
Bodhipakṣa (wings of enlightenment): smṛtibodhyaṅga (awakening of mindfulness).

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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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