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རྣམ་པར་སྣང་མཛད། | Glossary of Terms

    རྣམ་པར་སྣང་མཛད།

    rnam par snang mdzad

    Vairocana

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Publications: 6
Translation by Catherine Dalton · Heidi Koppl · James Gentry · Cortland Dahl · Hilary Herdman · Andreas Doctor
  • Vairocana
  • རྣམ་པར་སྣང་མཛད།
  • rnam par snang mdzad
  • Vairocana
Translation by Lowell Cook
  • Vairocana
  • རྣམ་པར་སྣང་མཛད།
  • rnam par snang mdzad
  • Vairocana

Vairocana (Brilliance of the Sun) is a buddha who inhabits the buddhafield Suprabhā.

Translation by Reverend Dr. Chodrung-ma Kunga Chodron
  • Vairocana
  • རྣམ་པར་སྣང་མཛད།
  • rnam par snang mdzad
  • Vairocana

Chief of one of the five families of buddhas.

Translation by Lowell Cook
  • Vairocana
  • རྣམ་པར་སྣང་མཛད།
  • rnam par snang mdzad
  • Vairocana

Vairocana is a buddha who inhabits a buddhafield. This buddhafield is specifically said to be Suprabhā in Toh 44-37 and Toh 104. He also appears in Toh 44-37 with the name Vairocanagarbha.

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Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Vairocana
  • རྣམ་པར་སྣང་མཛད།
  • rnam par snang mdzad
  • Vairocana

One of the five buddhas; in the system followed in the CMT, he is in the eastern quarter of the maṇḍala.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Vairocana
  • རྣམ་པར་སྣང་མཛད།
  • rnam par snang mdzad
  • Vairocana

One of the pratyeka­buddhas attending the delivery of the MMK; one of the eight tathāgatas; one of the five buddhas (who preside over the five buddha families).