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གསང་བ་པ། | Glossary of Terms

    གསང་བ་པ།

    gsang ba pa

    guhyaka

  • Term
Publications: 13
Translation by Timothy Hinkle
  • Guhyaka
  • གསང་བ་པ།
  • gsang ba pa
  • guhyaka

A type of nonhuman being frequently found in the entourage of Vaiśravaṇa (Kubera), the lord of wealth.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Guhyaka
  • གསང་བ་པ།
  • gsang ba pa
  • guhyaka

Attendants of Kubera, the god of wealth, and the guardians of his treasures. They live in the Himalayas at the source of the Ganges on the mountain that has been identified with Kailash.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Guhyaka
  • གསང་བ་པོ།
  • gsang ba po
  • guhyaka

A class of devas that, like the yakṣas, are ruled over by Kubera, but are also said to be his most trusted helpers.

Translation by Dr. Anne Burchardi · Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche · Dr. Ulrich Pagel
  • Guhyaka
  • གསང་བ་པ།
  • gsang ba pa
  • guhyaka

A class of devas that, like the yakṣas, are ruled over by Kubera, but are also said to be his most trusted helpers. It is said that they protect his hidden treasures and live in mountain caves.

Translation by Timothy Hinkle
  • Guhyaka
  • གསང་བ་པ།
  • gsang ba pa
  • guhyaka

Another term for the yakṣa subjects of Vaiśravaṇa.

Translation by Adam Krug
  • Guhyaka
  • གསང་བ་པ།
  • gsang ba pa
  • guhyaka

A class of celestial beings.

Translation by Dr. Thomas Doctor · Timothy Hinkle · Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Guhyaka
  • གསང་བ་པ།
  • gsang ba pa
  • guhyaka

A subclass of yakṣas.

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 Ryan Damron
  • Guhyaka
  • གསང་བ་པ།
  • gsang ba pa
  • guhyaka

A type of semi-divine being frequently found in the entourage of Kubera, the lord of wealth.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Guhyaka
  • གསང་བ་པ།
  • gsang ba pa
  • guhyaka

A subclass of yakṣas, but much of the time used as an alternative name for yakṣas.

Translation by James Gentry
  • Guhyaka
  • གསང་བ་པོ།
  • gsang ba po
  • guhyaka

Another term for the yakṣa subjects of Kubera.

Translation by James Gentry
  • Guhyaka
  • གསང་བ་པ།
  • gsang ba pa
  • guhyaka
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
  • Guhyaka
  • གསང་བ་པ།
  • gsang ba pa
  • guhyaka

A class of nonhuman beings, usually identified with the yakṣas.

  • Guhyaka
  • གསང་བ་པོ།
  • gsang ba po
  • guhyaka

Semidivine beings closely related to or identical with yakṣas, who, like them, live in the realm of Kubera.