empowerment

A tantric ritual that activates and empowers Buddha-nature factors to grow so that they will eventually bring about enlightenment.

A tantric ritual that activates and empowers Buddha-nature factors to grow so that, through repeated, sustained tantric practice, they will eventually transform into the Three Corpuses (Bodies) of a Buddha. An empowerment also plants new seeds, or potentials, that will likewise grow in the same manner. The term is often translated as "initiation."

Tibetan: dbang

Sanskrit: abhishekha

J Hopkins: empowerment; initiation; consecration; power; force; control.


Other languages

العربية: التمكين
Deutsch: Ermächtigung
Français: initiation
Italiano: potenziamento
Tiếng Việt: lễ quán đảnh
: 加持
: 加持

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