Tathagata Buddhas and Buddhist practices:
The Tathagata Buddhas are abstract aspect of buddhahood. It obviously
means Emanated form of Adibuddha as Buddhas in meditation. They are
being a part of Jina, which symbolizes the conquest of material self.
Thus, their sangha is known as Jina sangha.
These Tathagata Buddhas are shown in the seated form and also the
part of the psychocosmological system which is developed by the Bajrayana
tradition popularly known as Buddhism of Nepal. The fact that each
Dhyani Buddhas Symbolises a negative element of our mental make-up.
It reflects among other things, basic Bajrayana belief in unity of
opposites on the basis of the principle that the awareness of an evil
tendency is tantamount to its transformation into a positive unit.
The Adhibuddhas symbolize the reality in the following features:-
1. Nepalese Buddhists realized that the Buddha is the teachings as
Dharma includingNava sutras 3 and other Mahayana Sutras along with
Tantra and others Buddhist Scriptures.
2. Jina-Sangha as a Sangha of tathagata Boddisatva & sangha members
as household monks. They are the Disciples of sangha and they are
Shakya and Bajracharyas.
3. Nepalese Buddhism is led by Bajracharyas having Bajravishekha initiation.
4. During Prabrajya Sambar (Buddhist ordination) The new member of
Jina Sangha used to wear red colour robes.
5. Nepalese Buddhists respect eldest members of Bahal as a Chakresvar
and eldest among all Chakresvaras as the Mul chakresvar (Dethayepa).
6. Nepalese Buddhism clearly defines hierrarchies such as Vajracharyas
(as the Priest). Shakyas (as the Co-leader, next to the priest) and
7. There is need to be a holy monk (leaving house) to go through the
paramarth Satya and the enlightenment.
8. The main characteristic features are to practice Kriya, Charya,
Yoga and Boddhisatva charyas.
9. The house hold monks are holding De Acharya Guthi, Puin Acharya
Guthi, Vihar Pujas4 and other similar ritual annually as national
to the local level councils.
10. Nepalese Buddhist practice Yoga, Charya, Kriya, Dhyan within their
own Vahal as being the house hold monks as mentioned bellow:-
a) Kriya Tantras are practiced as Samskar on the
hasis of Vasudharnama & Panchrakchya Dharani.
b) Charya Tantra is practiced with on the basis
of Maha vairocan Tantra.
c) Yoga Tantra is practiced with Yogavyash on the
basis of Tatwa Sangraha and Sarba Parisodhan Tantra.
d) Yoganuttara tantra is practiced in the basis
of Chakra Sambar Tantra, Hey Bajra Tantra, Chatuspithtantra, Kalchakra
Tantra and the Namasangitte etc.
Nepalese Buddhists believe the Bajrayana tradition, leads to the path
of transformation on advance bodhisattva principles, the doctrine
of great bliss and emptiness to taught to attain the state of Buddahood.