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Chims (Mchims) ’Jam pa’i dbyangs

Chims (Mchims) ’Jam pa’i dbyangs (1267)   Reference library

The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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...Chims ( Mchims ) ’Jam pa’i dbyangs . (d. 1267 ) . A Tibetan scholar who is renowned as the author of the Chos mngon pa mdzod kyi tshig le’ur byas pa’i ’grel pa mngon pa’i rgyan , better known by its abbreviation Chims mdzod , an extensive commentary on Vasubandhu’s Abhidharmakośabhāṣya . His commentary was widely used for detailed study of abhidharma in large Dge lugs monasteries in...

Abhayākaragupta

Abhayākaragupta (T.)   Reference library

The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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...Abhayākaragupta . ( T. ’Jigs med ’byung gnas sbas pa ) (d. c. 1125 ) . Indian tantric Buddhist master who was born into a brāhmaṇa family in either Orissa or northeast India near Bengal. Sources vary regarding his dates of birth and death, although most agree that he was a contemporary of the Pāla king Rāmapāla, who began his reign during the final quarter of the eleventh century. Abhayākaragupta became a Buddhist monk in response to a prophetic vision and trained extensively in the esoteric practices of tantra , while nevertheless maintaining his monastic...

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