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Buddhism Exam 2

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Section 1

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Samantabhadrasometimes used to represent the primordial buddha, sometimes used to reference a disciple of the buddha
Taraassociated with liberation and associated with the compassion of the all the Buddhas, female bodhisattva
VajradharaAncient Tradition - he is the primordial buddha, source of all the tantras; New Tradition - principle of the enlightened teacher
VajrasattvaThe deity most widely practiced for purification in the Diamond Vehicle
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Section 2

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pure perceptionthe perception of all the world and its contents as a pure Buddhafield
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Section 3

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Central channelcentral axis of the subtle body. it represents nondual wisdom.
Generation phasemeditating on forms, sounds, and thoughts as having the nature of deities/wisdom
Perfection phasemeditation phase during which the forms visualized in the generation phase are dissolved and one remains in the experience of emptiness. (meditating that the forms dissolve)
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Section 4

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Intermediate stateterm used for various states of life between death and the next rebirth. sometimes a methaphor.
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Four boundless attitudesboundless love, compassion, joy, and impartiality, applied to all sentient beings with distinction.
Four demonsthe demon of the aggregates, the demon of afflictive emotions, the demon of the Lord of Death, and the demon of the songs of the gods.
Four obscurationsobscurations related to deeds, obscurations related to afflictive emotions, conceptual obscurations, and obscurations of habitual tendencies
Five aggregatesthe five psychophysical components into which a person can be analyzed and which together produce the illusion of a self. They are form, feeling, perception, conditioning factors, and consciousness.
Six Realms of Existencethe hells (anger), the hungry-spirits realm (miserliness), animal realm (bewilderment and ignorance), human realm (desire), demigod realm (jealousy), god realm (pride).
Six transcendent perfectionsGenerosity, discipline, patience, diligence, concentration, and wisdom.
Seven branchesa form of prayer comprising seven parts - prostration, offering, confession, rejoicing, requesting the teachers to turn the wheel of Dharma, requesting them not to pass into nirvana, and dedication of merit.
Eight Ordinary Concernsunenlightened preoccupations: gain/loss, pleasure/pain, praise/criticism, fame/infamy.
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Section 5

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Commitmentpromise - the sacred link between a master and a disciple and between disciple and disciples in the Diamond Vehicle.
Diamondsymbol of enlightenment because it's indestructible - translation is Vajra
Empowermentthe authorization to study the Diamond Vehicle. Ceremony where one is introduced to the mandala of a deity.
Everyday activitiescontinue awareness of practice during ordinary activities
MantraA manifestation of supreme enlightenment in the form of sound
Sadhanathe method for accomplishing the level of a particular deity
Vajrathe symbolic implement used in tantric rituals - translation is Diamond
Approach and Accomplishmenttwo steps practice - 1) mantra 2) sadhana
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Section 6

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Dakiniprinciple associated with wisdom and with the enlightened activities of the teacher
Dharma protectoremanations of buddhas and bodhisattvas or gods/demons in protecting the teachings from being diluted/distorted.
Root teacher1) the principal (first) spiritual teacher from whom one has received empowerments, commentaries and pith instructions. 2) The teacher who introduced one to the nature of the mind.
Yidama deity representing enlightenment, in the form that corresponds to the practitioners individual nature. It is the source of all accomplishments.
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Section 7

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Avalokiteshvarathe principle boddhisattava protecting the people of Tibet - he incarnates all of Buddha's compassion
Longchenpaone of the most influential spiritual masters of the Nyingmapa school.
Padmasambhava of Oddiyana(Guru Rinpoche) 8th century teacher, spread the buddhist teachings of the Diamond Vehicle
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Section 8

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Diamond vehicleThe vehicle based on realization of the diamond-like nature of the mind
Great Perfection*the highest of all the vehicles leading to enlightenment - you can obtain Buddhahood in a single lifetime
Treasureteachings that were hidden for future generations to miraculously discover
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Section 9

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Two Accumulationsaccumulation of merit and wisdom
Three BasketsVinaya, Sutra, Abhidharma
Three JewelsBuddha, Dharma and Sangha
Three poisonsthe three afflictive emotions of bewilderment, attachment, and aversion
Three rootsthe lama, root or source of blessings; the yidam, the source of accomplishments; the dakini, source of activities.
Three trainingsthe threefold training in discipline, concentration, and wisdom
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Section 10

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Three rootsthe lama, root or source of blessings; the yidam, the source of accomplishments; the dakini, source of activities.
Three trainingsthe threefold training in discipline, concentration, and wisdom
Longchenpaone of the most influential spiritual masters of the Nyingmapa school.
Dakiniprinciple associated with wisdom and with the enlightened activities of the teacher
Yidama deity representing enlightenment, in the form that corresponds to the practitioners individual nature. It is the source of all accomplishments.
Diamondsymbol of enlightenment because it's indestructible - translation is Vajra
Five aggregatesthe five psychophysical components into which a person can be analyzed and which together produce the illusion of a self. They are form, feeling, perception, conditioning factors, and consciousness.
Generation phasemeditating on forms, sounds, and thoughts as having the nature of deities/wisdom
VajradharaAncient Tradition - he is the primordial buddha, source of all the tantras; New Tradition - principle of the enlightened teacher
VajrasattvaThe deity most widely practiced for purification in the Diamond Vehicle
memorize

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