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jñāna-sattva


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(Skt.). ‘Awareness-being’, a term used in later tantric Buddhism to denote the true form of a deity (devatā) as an aspect of enlightenment (bodhi). The awareness being was often summoned to merge with the samaya-sattva, or visualized image of the deity, as a part of the process of worship (pūjā) or self-transformation.

Subjects: Buddhism.


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