Buddhist Mantras – Tibetan sngags – 咒
“Sets of syllables which, when repeated, protect the mind from destructive states. Sets of syllables and, often, additional Sanskrit words and phrases, all of which represent enlightening speech and which, when repeated, protect the mind from destructive states. While repeating the mantras of a Buddha-figure, one imagines having the abilities to communicate perfectly to everyone the complete means for eliminating suffering and reaching enlightenment. Mantras shape the breath, and consequently the subtle energy-winds, enabling one to bring the winds under control for use in meditation practice.” Fair Use Source: https://studybuddhism.com/en/glossary/mantra
J. Hopkins: Spell; mantra; general word for tantra.
Other languages: Deutsch: Mantra, Italiano: Mantra, Русский: Мантра, Tiếng Việt: Chú, 简体中文: 赞词、真言、经咒、陀罗尼咒; 繁體中文: 贊詞、真言、經咒、陀羅尼咒
Tantra Texts from the Tripitaka.
Yidam – yid-kyi-dam-tshig – Iṣṭa-devatā – Ishta-Devata – Meditational Deity or Tutelary Deity
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Dharma Protectors – Dharmapala, Yidams, Hidden mantra, Mantra mahamudra, Mantra-gathering.
Shurangama Mantra, Great Compassion Mantra.
Buddhism Glossary, Three Refuges: 1. Buddhas, 2. Dharma: Sutras – Shastras – Vinaya – Tantras, Buddhist Bibliography, 3. Sangha: Bodhisattvas – Historic Buddhist Masters – Modern Buddhist Masters