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SamantabhadraSamantabhadri

Samantabhadra, primordial buddha of the Nyingma school, with consort Samantabhadri.

In Tibetan Buddhism, the Adi-Buddha is the "Primordial Buddha." The term refers to a self-emanating, self-originating Buddha, present before anything else existed. Samantabhadra/Samantabhadri and Vajradhara are Adi-Buddha.

Ati Yoga (or Primordial Yoga), which is another name for the Tibetan tradition of Dzogchen, employs an Adi-Buddha sadhana, or practice. NB: Ati and Adi are different orthographic representations of phonemes of the language of Uddiyana which equate to 'primordial' according to Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

In Vaisnavism applies to original form of Buddha as avatar of Vishnu included as one of the ten avatars [1] See also: Sugata Buddha‎

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