Vajrasuci, Vajrasūci, Vajra-suci, Vajrasūcī, Vajrashuci: 3 definitions
Vajrasuci 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 Vajrasuchi.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism
Vajrasūcī (वज्रसूची) is the name of Dūtī (i.e., messengers of Lord Vajrapāṇi) mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Vajrasūcī).
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vajrasūci (वज्रसूचि) or Vajrasūcī (वज्रसूची).—f. a diamond-needle.
Derivable forms: vajrasūciḥ (वज्रसूचिः).
Vajrasūci is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vajra and sūci (सूचि).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Vajrasūci (वज्रसूचि) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—vedānta, by Siddhācārya Ghoṣapāda. K. 128.
2) Vajrasūcī (वज्रसूची):—Brahmopaniṣaṭṭīkā. K. 20.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vajraśuci (वज्रशुचि):—[=vajra-śuci] [from vajra > vaj] [wrong reading] for -sūci.
2) Vajrasūci (वज्रसूचि):—[=vajra-sūci] [from vajra > vaj] f. a diamond-pointed needle, [Mahābhārata; Harṣacarita]
3) [v.s. ...] Name of an Upaniṣad ascribed to Śaṃkarācārya (also cikā or cy-upaniṣad)
4) [v.s. ...] of a [work] by Aśva-ghoṣa.
5) Vajrasūcī (वज्रसूची):—[=vajra-sūcī] [from vajra > vaj] f. a diamond-pointed needle, [Mahābhārata; Harṣacarita]
6) [v.s. ...] Name of an Upaniṣad ascribed to Śaṃkarācārya (also cikā or cy-upaniṣad)
7) [v.s. ...] of a [work] by Aśva-ghoṣa.
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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Ends with: Aptavajrasuci.
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