Vajracarya, Vajrācārya, Vajra-acarya: 3 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Vajracharya.
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General definition (in Buddhism)Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism
Vajrācārya (वज्राचार्य), lit. “vajra acharya (guru or master)”, is a Vajrayana Buddhist priest among the Newar communities of Nepal and a Revered Teacher who is highly attained in Vajrayana practices and rituals. Vajracharya means “vajra carrier”. They are also commonly called guru-ju or gu-bhaju (a short form for guru bhaju) which are Nepali terms related to the Sanskrit term guru, and translate as “teacher” or “priest”.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vajrācārya (वज्राचार्य):—[from vajra > vaj] m. Name of a preceptor, [Buddhist literature]
[Sanskrit to German]
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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Search found 3 books and stories containing Vajracarya, Vajrācārya, Vajra-acarya, Vajra-ācārya; (plurals include: Vajracaryas, Vajrācāryas, acaryas, ācāryas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Indian Buddhist Iconography (by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya)
Blue Annals (deb-ther sngon-po) (by George N. Roerich)
Chapter 2 - The Great Translator Rinchen Zangpo < [Book 2 - Later spread of the Doctrine]
Bodhisattvacharyavatara (by Andreas Kretschmar)