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Buddhist Deity: Vairochana Religious Context

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There are two main types of Vairochana:
- Buddha Appearance Vairochana (Nirmanakaya)
- Peaceful Appearance Vairochana (Sambhogakaya)

Principal Tantra Sources (Charya & Yoga):
- Vairochana (Abhisambodhi Vairochana Tantra) [Charya Tantra]
- Vairochana (Tattvasamgraha Tantra) [Yoga Tantra]
- Vairochana (Vajrashekhara Tantra) [Yoga Tantra]
- Vairochana (Sarvadurgati Parishodhana Tantra) [Yoga Tantra]

Five Buddhas: Charya & Yoga Tantras:
1. Vairochana | 2. Amitabha | 3. Akshobhya | 4. Ratnasambhava | 5. Amoghasiddhi

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Jeff Watt 10-2008 [updated 5-2017, 2-2020]

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