Vajrayana or Diamond Vehicle Buddhism
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Vajrayana, or "Diamond Vehicle" Buddhism was a major Old Earth Buddhist sect. It was the last form of Buddhism to develop on Old Earth, and was best known from Tibet. It incorporated Tantric elements and emphasized ceremony and ritual. It was bitterly persecuted and almost totally crushed in its homeland by the Chinese invaders during the Atomic Age and early Information Age. Like Theravada and Mahayana it spread to the West and established quite a respectable following, especially during the 21st and 22nd centuries and in some of the orbital habitats and microworlds.
Vajrayanist ideas were popular among human derived modosophonts even as late as the second Federation period.
- Buddha - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
In Buddhism and many other religions and memetics based on or inspired by it, one who is awakened, enlightened; one who is spiritually awakened, who has transcended limits of the relative self and attaiined to the true nature of reality.
- Buddha, The (Siddhartha Gautama)
- Buddhabrain - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
An ISO, moon-node, jupiter-node, or nebula brain that has attained a state of holistic Enlightenment.
- Buddhai - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
An enlightened ai (generally hyperturing or above), a transapient Mind that has transcended all toposophic levels, and indeed all phenomenal existence.