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ཁྱབ་འཇུག | Glossary of Terms

    ཁྱབ་འཇུག

    khyab ’jug

    Viṣṇu

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Translation by Fumi Yao
  • Viṣṇu
  • ཁྱབ་འཇུག
  • khyab ’jug
  • Viṣṇu

A god.

Translation by Catherine Dalton · Heidi Koppl · James Gentry · Cortland Dahl · Hilary Herdman · Andreas Doctor
  • Viṣṇu
  • ཁྱབ་འཇུག
  • khyab ’jug
  • Viṣṇu
Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Viṣṇu
  • ཁྱབ་འཇུག
  • khyab ’jug
  • Viṣṇu

One of the central gods in the Hindu pantheon today. He had not yet risen to an important status during the Buddha’s lifetime and only developed his own significant following in the early years of the common era. Vaishnavism developed the theory of ten emanations, or avatars, the ninth being the Buddha. His emanation as a dwarf plays an important role in this sūtra. The Sanskrit etymology of the name is uncertain, but it was already in use in the Vedas, where he is a minor deity, and has been glossed as “one who enters (everywhere).”

Translation by Jens Braarvig
  • Viṣṇu
  • ཁྱབ་འཇུག
  • khyab ’jug
  • Viṣṇu

The preserver of the universe. He is part of the Hindu triad of gods, with Brahmā the creator and Śiva the destroyer.

Translation by Jamyang Choesang · Kunsang Choepel · Boyce Teoh · Solvej Nielsen
  • Viṣṇu
  • ཁྱབ་འཇུག
  • khyab ’jug
  • Viṣṇu

One of the eight great gods in the Indian pantheon.

Translation by Dr. Thomas Doctor · Timothy Hinkle · Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Viṣṇu
  • ཁྱབ་འཇུག
  • khyab ’jug
  • Viṣṇu

One of the principal deities in the Hindu pantheon.

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
  • Viṣṇu
  • ཁྱབ་འཇུག
  • khyab ’jug
  • Viṣṇu

A Hindu deity.

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
  • Viṣṇu
  • ཁྱབ་འཇུག
  • khyab ’jug
  • Viṣṇu

One of the principal three Hindu gods.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Viṣṇu
  • ཁྱབ་འཇུག
  • khyab ’jug
  • Viṣṇu

The god Viṣṇu; also the names of various kings.

Translation by James Gentry
  • Viṣṇu
  • ཁྱབ་འཇུག
  • khyab ’jug
  • Viṣṇu
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
  • Viṣṇu
  • བིཥྞུ།
  • ཁྱབ་འཇུག
  • biSh+Nu
  • khyab ’jug
  • Viṣṇu

The god of creation.

  • Viṣṇu
  • ཁྱབ་འཇུག
  • khyab ’jug
  • Viṣṇu

One of the Hindu gods.

Translation by Adam Krug
  • Viṣṇu
  • ཁྱབ་འཇུག
  • khyab ’jug
  • Viṣṇu

In the schema of the eight guardians of the directions, Viṣṇu guards the nadir.