tantra

From Buddha-Nature
Sanskrit Noun

tantra

continuum
तन्त्र
རྒྱུད།
密宗

Basic Meaning

Tantra, when juxtaposed with Sūtra, generally refers to the scriptures and texts which discuss esoteric topics. While the term is used to refer to texts on other topics, it is mostly used to refer to the genre of scriptures and texts on themes and topics associated with Vajrayāna Buddhism.

Term Variations
Key Term tantra
Topic Variation tantra
Tibetan རྒྱུད།  ( gyu)
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration rgyud  ( gyu)
Devanagari Sanskrit तन्त्र  ( tantra)
Romanized Sanskrit tantra  ( tantra)
Chinese 密宗
Chinese Pinyin mìzōng
Buddha-nature Site Standard English continuum
Richard Barron's English Term tantra
Jeffrey Hopkin's English Term continuum
Ives Waldo's English Term continuum
Term Information
Source Language Sanskrit
Basic Meaning Tantra, when juxtaposed with Sūtra, generally refers to the scriptures and texts which discuss esoteric topics. While the term is used to refer to texts on other topics, it is mostly used to refer to the genre of scriptures and texts on themes and topics associated with Vajrayāna Buddhism.
Related Terms sūtra
Term Type Noun
Definitions
Tshig mdzod Chen mo གསང་སྔགས་དང་དེའི་གཞུང་རྣམས། མདོ་རྒྱུད། ཕ་རྒྱུད། མ་རྒྱུད། སྨན་གྱི་རྒྱུད་བཞི།
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