Enjoyment body Tibetan Buddhism
Adept. A highly realized master — either the bodhisattva ("seeker of full enlightenment") of exoteric Buddhism, or the siddha ("highly accomplished one") of esoteric Buddhism.
Ananda. Sakyamuni Buddha's first cousin, one of his foremost disciples, and his contestant attendant for his last twenty-five years.
Artisan Manifested-Body (Skt., silpin nirmanakaya; Tib., bzo sprul sku). One of the four kinds of manifested-bodies of the Buddha.
Asanga (fourth century). One of the two greatest scholars and writers of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and the founder of the Mind Only school.
Atisa (980-1054). A great bodhisattva and scholar from Vikramasila Monastery in Bengal, India, who invigorated and refined Buddhism in Tibet. His chief disciple, Dromton, founded the Kadam school.
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Avalokitesvara (Tib., spyan ras gigs). Also known as the Buddha of Loving-Kindness or the Buddha of Compassion. In meditations he is an object of prayer with devotion, a source of blessings, and the means of transforming oneself into the mind and actions of loving-kindness.
Bardo (Tib., bar do). The "intermediate state, " the period between death and rebirth that every being travels through after death.
Birth Manifested-Body (Skt., janma-nirmanakaya; Tib., skye ba sprul sku). One of the four manifested-bodies of the Buddha taking the forms of ordinary beings. This is the main basis of the tulku tradition of Tibetan Buddhists.
Blessed Tulku (Tib., byin gyis brlabs pa'i sprul sku). A tulku who is not the actual rebirth of the identified deceased lama, but is recognized as the tulku so that he or she can serve others on behalf of the deceased lama.
Bodhicitta (Tib., byang ch'ub kyi sems). Enlightened aspiration, the intention or aspiration for all to become buddhas and the vow to lead all to peace, joy, and buddhahood.
Bodhisattva (Tib., byang ch'ub sems dpa'). The "seeker of enlightenment, " one who has developed bodhicitta, the vow to lead all beings to happiness and enlightenment without self-interest.
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What is "Rainbow body" in Tibetan buddhism?
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At the time of death of certain highly evolved Tibetan Masters rainbows appear in the sky and the body of the Master disappears into radiating light, often releasing a beautiful fragrance and sometimes accompanied by beautiful celestial music.
These experiences are said to occur only in highly evolved individuals who are the embodiment of compassion and love.