Vikurvanavairocana, Vikurvaṇavairocana, Vikurvana-vairocana: 1 definition


Vikurvanavairocana 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vikurvanavairochana.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Vikurvanavairocana in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Vikurvaṇavairocana (विकुर्वणवैरोचन) is the name of a Buddha, according the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 51. Accordingly, “this is what is said in the Cheou-leng-yen-king (Śūraṃgamasūtra): The life of the Buddha Chen-t’ong-pien-tchao (Vikurvaṇavairocana) is 700,000 incalculable periods (asaṃkhyeyakalpa). The Buddha Śākyamuni said to Mañjuśrī: ‘That buddha is myself’, and the Buddha Vairocana in turn said: ‘The Buddha Śākyamuni is myself’.”

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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