ādi Buddha

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(Skt.). The primordial Buddha.a term only found in late Mahāyāna and Tibetan traditions of tantric Buddhism.possibly not attested in Indian Buddhism but generated through hyper-Sanskritization (see Sanskrit). The Buddha in question is usually identified as Samantabhadra in Tibetan Buddhism (see Tibet), and it is said that it is from his nature that both nirvāṇa andsaṃsāra arise.

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