Vajrayāna

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Sanskrit Noun

Vajrayāna

Diamond Vehicle
वज्रयान
རྡོ་རྗེ་ཐེག་པ།
金剛乘

Basic Meaning

The esoteric Buddhist tradition which developed as a syncretic system involving deity worship, use of mantras, physical energy, and mystical practices. It is also known as the mantra tradition and the tantric school as a result of being based on texts known as tantras.

Has the Sense of

An adamantine system for being based on the innate nature of reality and using the state of Buddha as a way to actualize enlightenment.

Term Variations
Key Term Vajrayāna
Topic Variation Vajrayāna
Tibetan རྡོ་རྗེ་ཐེག་པ།  ( dorje thekpa)
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration rdo rje theg pa  ( dorje thekpa)
Devanagari Sanskrit वज्रयान
Romanized Sanskrit vajrayāna
Chinese 金剛乘
Chinese Pinyin Jin'gangsheng
Buddha-nature Site Standard English Diamond Vehicle
Jeffrey Hopkin's English Term Vajra Vehicle
Term Information
Source Language Sanskrit
Basic Meaning The esoteric Buddhist tradition which developed as a syncretic system involving deity worship, use of mantras, physical energy, and mystical practices. It is also known as the mantra tradition and the tantric school as a result of being based on texts known as tantras.
Has the Sense of An adamantine system for being based on the innate nature of reality and using the state of Buddha as a way to actualize enlightenment.
Related Terms tantra, secret mantra, mantra
Related Topic Pages Https://kuenselonline.com/vajrayana-the-diamond-vehicle/
Term Type Noun
Definitions
Rangjung Yeshe Dictionary Vajra Vehicle, Vajrayana, vehicle of indestructible reality, the vajra vehicle [of Secret Mantra]

vajrayana, diamond vehicle, indestructible approach to the teaching, Indestructible Reality Way, Indestructible Way

Vajrayana. The 'vajra vehicle.' The practices of taking the result as the path. Same as 'Secret Mantra.'
Dung dkar Tshig mdzod Chen mo གསང་སྔགས་ཀྱི་ལམ་ལ་གོ་དགོས། དེ་ཡང་རྒྱུད་སྡེ་བཞི་ནས་བཤད་འི་ལམ་གྱི་རིམ་པ་རྣམས་ཡིན། ཐེག་པ་དང་ལམ་གཉིས་སྤྱི་དང་བྱེ་བྲག་ཡིན་པས་ཁྱབ་ཆེ་ཆུང་ཡོད།
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