Skt., adibuddha: Self-originated Buddha
Tib., thog-mahi Sangs-rgyas (Thogma Sangya)
- The self-originated, aboriginal or "Primordeal Buddha" on the
dharmakaya level of being. Although intrinsically
unmanifested and invisible, he is represented and visualized in one or two
celestial manifestations: Vajradhara (Tib., Dorjechang, rDo-rJe-hChang; "diamond holder") and/or
Vajrasattva (Tib., rDo-rje sems-dpa'; "diamond nature").
- In the oldest texts and among the Nyingmapa,
it is Samantabhadra who is regarded as the
- Again in other schools, the Sambhogakaya Buddha Vairocana is seen as such.