Vajrakilaya, Vajrakīlāya: 6 definitions


Vajrakilaya 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.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Google Books: The Dalai Lama and the Nechung Oracle

Vajrakīlāya (वज्रकीलाय) (the “deity of activities”) is known in Tibetan as rdo rje phur ba 'phrin las; and refers to one of the Eight Central Heruka deities of the Nyingma Mahāyoga scriptural tradition.—The details of these deities are found in the treasure collection discovered by Nyangrel Nyima Özer entitled the “Assembly of the Sugatas of the Eight Proclamations” (bka' brgyad bde gshegs 'dus pa; Buddhist Digital Resource Center: W22247).

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Vajrakīlaya (वज्रकीलय) [=vajrakīla?] refers to the “vajra-stake” [i.e., oṃ hūṃ hūṃ hūṃ vajrakīlaya vajradhara ājñāpayati], according to the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi [i.e., Cakrasamvara Meditation] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.

Source: Rigpa Shedra: Wiki

Vajrakīlāya (वज्रकीलाय) represents “enlightened activity” according to the “Eight Great Sadhana Teachings” also known as Drubpa Kagyé or simply Kagye (bka' brgyad).—The term Kagyé refers to the eight sets of Mahāyoga teachings or transmissions entrusted to Padmasambhava and to the eight Vidyadharas of India.—The deity representing enlightened activity is Vajrakīlāya. In peaceful form, he is Vajrasattva, in semi-wrathful form he is Vajravidāraṇa (Tib. Dorje Namjom), in wrathful form he is Vajrapāṇi, and in extremely wrathful form he is Vajrakīlāya.

Source: Academia: Nechung: The Ritual History and Institutionalization of a Tibetan Buddhist Protector Deity

Vajrakīlāya (वज्रकीलाय) refers to a cycle of teachings (associated with Prabhahasti); and represent one of the “Eight Transmitted Precepts” [bka-brgyad] who are each represented by the “Eight Awareness-holders”.—These Eight Awareness-holders bestowed Tantras upon Nyangrel Nyima Özer—an important Nyingma tertön (a revealer of terma treasure texts in Tibetan Buddhism).—Vajrakīlāya is known in Tibetan as rdo rje phur ba 'phrin las.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vajrakilaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vajrakīlāya (वज्रकीलाय).—a [denominative.] derived from vajra-kīla with ya, [Ātmanepada.] To act like a thunderbolt. Ptcple. of the pf. pass. vajrakīlayita, Struck as by thunderbolts, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 30. 2.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vajrakīlāya (वज्रकीलाय):—[=vajra-kīlāya] [from vajra > vaj] [Nominal verb] [Ātmanepada] yate, to act or be like a th° (yita n. [impersonal or used impersonally]), [Uttararāma-carita]

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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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