Vajradehamandala, Vajradehamaṇḍala, Vajradeha-mandala: 1 definition


Vajradehamandala 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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Source: A Critical Edition and a Translation of the Sanskrit Ḍākārṇava Chapter 50-8

Vajradehamaṇḍala (वज्रदेहमण्डल) is the name of a Maṇḍala.—The 19th chapter of the Vajraḍāka teaches the spirit Maṇḍala (bhūtamaṇḍala), which is the original of the Vajradeha’s spirit Maṇḍala [viz., vajradehamaṇḍala] in the Ḍākārṇava 50-8. The chief deity of the Maṇḍala in the Vajraḍāka [viz., bhūtamaṇḍala] is unnamed; however, he is adjectively described as a “lord” (Prabhu), or the “one who is quite inclined to anger” (mahākrodha). Moreover, in the Ḍākārṇava [viz., the vajradehamaṇḍala], he is named Vajradeha, and is said to have some  physical features that are different from the “one who is quite inclined to anger” in the Vajraḍāka;

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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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