BUDDHIST RITUALS  

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RITUAL

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • VPi : 2

Attributions by text

  • 祖堂集 : 2

Words

摩頂   mó dǐng OC: maal teeŋʔ MC: mʷɑ teŋ 1 Attribution
  • VPiactBUDDH: to rub one's forehead is a symbol for the transmission of the dharma and the prediction of future Buddhahood. Compare LOTUS: 釋迦牟尼佛從法座起,現大神力,以右手摩無量菩薩摩訶薩頂。('the Buddha rose from his dharma-seat, displayed great supernatural powers and with his right hand rubbed the forehead of countless great Bodhisattvas').
灌頂   guàn dǐng OC: koons teeŋʔ MC: kʷɑn teŋ 1 Attribution
  • NPab(BUDDH:) water-pouring ceremony (this term is of pre-Buddhist origin and denotes a ceremony on the occasion of a king's ascending of the throne, or as ceremony for conforming somebody as crown prince; in the AVATAMSAKA it is mentioned that a Bodhisattva of the 9th stage, on the occasion of entering the tenth stage of his development, undergoes a ceremnoy where Buddhas sprinkle his forehead with 'prajñā water' (智水), confirming that he entered the stage of a 'Dharma-king' (法王); as such in some sutras the tenth stage of a Bodhisattva is also referred to as 灌頂地; the ceremony also plays an important role in esoteric Buddhism, 密教); skr. abhiṣecana, abhiṣeka
  • VPiact(BUDDH:) pour water over the forehead (this term is of pre-Buddhist origin and denotes a ceremony on the occasion of a king's ascending of the throne, or as ceremony for conforming somebody as crown prince; in the AVATAMSAKA it is mentioned that a Bodhisattva of the 9th stage, on the occasion of entering the tenth stage of his development, undergoes a ceremnoy where Buddhas sprinkle his forehead with 'prajñā water' (智水), confirming that he entered the stage of a 'Dharma-king' (法王); as such in some sutras the tenth stage of a Bodhisattva is also referred to as 灌頂地; the ceremony also plays an important role in esoteric Buddhism, 密教); skr. abhiṣecana, abhiṣeka

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