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Vidyadharapitaka, aka: Vidyādharapiṭaka; 1 Definition(s)


Vidyadharapitaka means something in Buddhism, Pali. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

In seventh-century India, the Chinese pilgrim I-Tsing remarks upon a large collection of texts devoted to tantric ritual, one hundred thousand stanzas long, known as the vidyādharapiṭaka, or the “basket (-piṭaka) of the vidyādharas,” in contrast to the sūtra collection of the bodhisattvapiṭaka, or “basket of bodhisattvas.”

Source: Google Books: The Origins of Om Manipadme Hum

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