Vashraiana


Society, as we know it now, is the product of an arduous combination of customs and beliefs that in previous times only represented a small part of it. There were civilizations that inherited us a rich cultural repertoire, with which we can take a look at various aspects of their daily life. India, a country of exquisite beauty and with a high cultural development, is the point where various religious beliefs, quite recognized, take place; This causes intrigue, which is why many researchers focus on the Asian country and investigate their day to day.

One of the Hindu religions that most captures the attention of people is Buddhism. This philosophical and religious doctrine is still practiced today (it has around 1.4 billion followers worldwide), after its practice was diminished in the Middle Ages. It belongs to the group of Dharmic religions, and has 3 main branches: Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana. The first of these has the objective of inducing the follower in question towards nirvana, an immaterial state of purity; Mahayana Buddhism, for its part, wants to determine the state of Buddha, a state of spiritual enlightenment; Finally, the Vajrayana, an extension of the Mahayana, maintains its philosophical current intact, but uses different techniques.

Traditionally, Vashraiana has been seen as the third and last school of Buddhism. Its purpose, specifically, is to achieve a natural ability to withstand poison and convert it into amrita, the nectar of the gods.