Buddha-figure

An emanated form of a Buddha, in which tantric practitioners visualize themselves as a method for attaining the physical bodies of a Buddha.

An emanated form of a Buddha, often with multiple faces, arms, and legs, which tantric practitioners visualize themselves as. This is done in order to create a close bond with the figure so as to be able to attain enlightenment, in the form of that figure, through such practice.

Tibetan: yi-dam

Sanskrit: ishtadevata

J Hopkins: [mind-firm]; personal deity; tutelary deity; promise; vow; one who has a vow; deity.


Other languages

العربية: احد هيئات بوذا
Français: figure de Bouddha
Italiano: forma di Buddha
Tiếng Việt: bổn tôn
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