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མིའམ་ཅི་མོ། | Glossary of Terms

    མིའམ་ཅི་མོ།

    mi’am ci mo

    kinnarī

  • Term
Publications: 4
Translation by Fumi Yao
  • Kinnarī
  • མིའམ་ཅི་མོ།
  • mi’am ci mo
  • kinnarī

A class of semidivine beings, whose male counterpart is the kinnara. They resemble humans to the degree that their very name‍—which means “Is that a man?”‍—suggests some confusion as to their divine status.

Tantra Text Warning

Warning: Readers are reminded that according to Vajrayāna Buddhist tradition there are restrictions and commitments concerning tantra. Practitioners who are not sure if they should read this translation are advised to consult the authorities of their lineage. The responsibility for reading this text or sharing it with others who may or may not fulfill the requirements lies in the hands of readers.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Kinnarī
  • མི་འམ་ཅི་མོ།
  • mi ’am ci mo
  • kinnarī

A female kinnara.

Tantra Text Warning

Warning: Readers are reminded that according to Vajrayāna Buddhist tradition there are restrictions and commitments concerning tantra. Practitioners who are not sure if they should read this translation are advised to consult the authorities of their lineage. The responsibility for reading this text or sharing it with others who may or may not fulfill the requirements lies in the hands of readers.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical · Anna Zilman · Andreas Doctor
  • Kinnarī
  • མིའམ་ཅིའི་བུ་མོ།
  • མིའམ་ཅིའི་མོ།
  • mi’am ci’i bu mo
  • mi’am ci’i mo
  • kinnarī

A female kinnara.

  • Kinnarī
  • མིའམ་ཅི་མོ།
  • mi’am ci mo
  • kinnarī

Female kinnara.