Vajrajvalamukhi, Vajrajvālāmukhī: 1 definition

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

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Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Vajrajvālāmukhī (वज्रज्वालामुखी) refers to the Ḍākinī of the north-eastern corner situated in the Kāyacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the kāyacakra refers to one of the four divisions of the nirmāṇa-puṭa (‘emanation layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. Two colors are evenly assigned to the four corner Ḍākinīs [viz., Vajrajvālāmukhī] in order in accordance with the direction which they face.

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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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