TOP 21 articles about Nirvana

About Nirvana

Nirvana is the earliest and most common term used to describe the goal of the . The literal meaning is “blowing out” or “quenching.” It is the ultimate in and marks the soteriological release from rebirths in .

Voidness, Formlessness, and Inactivity

The 8 Stupas in Buddhism

The 8 in are different with each other and represents an important event in ’s life. In his Astamahasthanacaitya-stotras, connects the eight to specific events and places in the Buddha’s life. , or Stupa (མཆོད་རྟེན་དཀར་པོ།) is an important monument in Buddhism, symbolizing Buddha’s presence. It also holds precious relics and sometimes even preserved bodies of renowned . believe that performing Koras of the monument is .

Deity and Divinities of Nyingma Tradition

Tradition is the old school of is the name given to the followers of those original translations of the of the into . The Nyingma teachings are divided into the Long Transmission (Tib. ring gyü) of the and the Short Transmission (Tib. nyé gyü) of Terma; other teachings were received by directly in Pure Visions (Tib. dak nang) from deities or , in experiences or in dreams. .
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Shakyamuni Buddha Mantra and Chants

Siddhartha Guatama , also often referred to as Sakyamuni, was a spiritual teacher upon whose lessons the foundations for were formed. He is regarded as the Supreme Buddha and is the first individual to be visualized. Despite some confusion from those who do not follow Buddhism, it is important to note that the Buddha was not considered to be a . He was rather a mere human, like the rest of us, .

Top 50 Books of His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama

The are believed to be an exemplification of or , of , and therefore the defender of . are realized beings inspired by a wish to achieve for the advantage of all sentient beings, who have vowed to be reborn within the world to assist humanity. His Holiness the Dalai is widely known as ’s preeminent spiritual and teacher, embodying the very best aspirations of .
Statue of Sahasrabhuja Avalokitesvara with Coral Torquise and Lapis and Metal Setting

Explaining God of Compassion Avalokitesvara

is a who uses to embodies the of all . He is one of the more widely revered who helps in mainstream . In and its sphere of cultural influence, Avalokitesvara is often depicted in an also female form known as Guan Yin. The Viability of Avalokitesvara In this portion, we are going to learn about the viability of Avalokitesvara, after the short description of the word Avalokitesvara .
Maitreya Buddha Statue -Gold Painted Face Fire Gold Plating

Interpreting Future Buddha of this World – Maitreya Buddha

is also known as Metteyya who is presented as a  future of this world in eschatology. In some Buddhist literature, such as the and Sutra, Maitreya is referred to as Ajita . Maitreya is a bodhisattva who in the Buddhist tradition is to appear on , achieve complete , and teach the pure . According to , Maitreya will be a successor of the historic Sakyamuni Buddha, .

Interpreting Buddhist Deity Ksitigarbha

is also known as primarily revered in East Asian who is usually depicted as a in the Orient. Ksitigarbha is known for his not to achieve until all are emptied.  Therefore, Ksitigrabha is also regarded as of hell-beings. The Life of Ksitigarbha In this portion, we are going to learn about the life of Ksitigarbha, after that, we will present the short etymological description .
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Vajrayogini Dakini – Origin, Lineages and Iconography

is a deity who is also called as in , or , a tradition in which she is considered the supreme deity more revered than any male . She represents the path leading to female . She is also a , a term that describes a female supernatural being or an accomplished , and is considered the queen of the dakinis. Her name comes from the , , which means “diamond” .

36 measurements of Tibetan Buddhism figures

This 18th-century essay drawing is similar in content to the photographic measurements. The so-called “image measurement” is the scale of the ’s human and the scale of the figure. This may be a reference guide for the of Buddha statues in or in the 18th century. It contains 36 detailed and the text is in . The representation of the figure is not fabricated out of thin . .

Lion Faced Dakini – Singhamukha Yogini

Lion-faced is a secret form of also has a relationship to Troma and the practice of . She is appropriate for clearing obstacles of the most pervasive and malignant kind and cutting through the “” of . This practice has been important in since the of . PeGyal Lingpa received this revelation directly from , appearing in a red-black form, instead of the more common dark .