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Jnana Sagara

Postby pemachophel » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:59 pm

Can anyone tell me about the Deity Jnana Sagara in Tibetan Buddhism?

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Re: Jnana Sagara

Postby conebeckham » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:11 pm

I don't know of a JnanaSagara...but I know of a JinaSagara, Avalokiteshvara JinaSagara.....?? Maybe?
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Re: Jnana Sagara

Postby dzogchungpa » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:13 pm

Isn't Jnana Sagara Yeshe Tsogyal?
ཨོཾ་མ་ཧཱ་ཤུནྱ་ཏཱ་ཛྙཱ་ན་བཛྲ་སྭཱ་བྷཱ་བ་ཨཱཏྨ་ཀོ་྅ཧཾ༔

The thousands of lines of the Prajnaparamita can be summed up in the following two sentences:
1) One should become a Bodhisattva (or, Buddha-to-be), i.e. one who is content with nothing less than all-knowledge attained through the perfection of wisdom for the sake of all beings.
2) There is no such thing as a Bodhisattva, or as all-knowledge, or as a ‘being’, or as the perfection of wisdom, or as an attainment.
To accept both these contradictory facts is to be perfect.
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Re: Jnana Sagara

Postby asunthatneversets » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:56 pm

dzogchungpa wrote:Isn't Jnana Sagara Yeshe Tsogyal?

She immediately came to mind when I saw this thread as well... it's how she is referred to in her mantra.
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Re: Jnana Sagara

Postby conebeckham » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:02 pm

Sure, Jnana Sagara is a literal back translation of Yeshe Tsogyal, for sure.

Is she ever referred to by a Sanskrit name in texts, though? I've not seen it, but my exposure is minimal.....
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Re: Jnana Sagara

Postby dzogchungpa » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:58 pm

ཨོཾ་མ་ཧཱ་ཤུནྱ་ཏཱ་ཛྙཱ་ན་བཛྲ་སྭཱ་བྷཱ་བ་ཨཱཏྨ་ཀོ་྅ཧཾ༔

The thousands of lines of the Prajnaparamita can be summed up in the following two sentences:
1) One should become a Bodhisattva (or, Buddha-to-be), i.e. one who is content with nothing less than all-knowledge attained through the perfection of wisdom for the sake of all beings.
2) There is no such thing as a Bodhisattva, or as all-knowledge, or as a ‘being’, or as the perfection of wisdom, or as an attainment.
To accept both these contradictory facts is to be perfect.
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Re: Jnana Sagara

Postby reddust » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:52 am

pemachophel wrote:Can anyone tell me about the Deity Jnana Sagara in Tibetan Buddhism?

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I know Jnana means actualized wisdom and related to the Vipassana nanas per wiki search. Sagara was a Vedic King. I don't know if this will help your search. I remember seeing this name but I can't remember where.

Jñāna: knowledge, a mode of prajna, characterized by decisive (niscita) understanding; also characterized as knowledge
that repeatedly discerns; knowledge realizes and comprehends, fully and thoroughly. http://abhidharmakosa.files.wordpress.c ... -7-web.pdf
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Re: Jnana Sagara

Postby pemachophel » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:56 am

Yeshe Tshogyal, of course! Thank you very much. That totally fits the context. She's mentioned in Yumka Dechen Gyalmo which is a Yeshe Tshogyal sadhana.

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