Vajradakatantra, Vajraḍākatantra, Vajradaka-tantra: 1 definition


Vajradakatantra 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.

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

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Source: Perfect Realization (Sādhana) of Vajraḍāka and His Four Magical Females

Vajraḍākatantra (वज्रडाकतन्त्र) (abbr. Vajraḍāka) is a scripture belonging to the Buddhist Cakrasaṃvara (or Saṃvara) scriptural cycle, and is thought to have been compiled in the eastern area of the Indian subcontinent around the tenth century. The 12th chapter is a sadhana (sādhana or “perfect realization”) of Vajraḍāka (vajraḍākasyasādhana). More precisely, it is a manual of meditation to visualize a mandala (maṇḍala) consisting of the supreme deity named Vajraḍāka and his retainer deities.

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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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