Vajracarya, Vajrācārya, Vajra-acarya: 3 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Vajracarya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Vajracharya.

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vajracarya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vajrācārya (वज्राचार्य):—[from vajra > vaj] m. Name of a preceptor, [Buddhist literature]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Vajrācārya (वज्राचार्य):—m. ein Diamant von Lehrer und zugleich Nomen proprium eines best. Lehrers [WILSON, Sel. Works II, 17. 20. 29.] [Burnouf 527.]

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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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