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tantrayana (Skt. tantrayāna; T. theg pa rgyud ཐེག་པ་རྒྱུད་). Literally, "vehicle of the tantras". One of multiple names for the path of tantra, along with mantrayana, vajrayana, etc.

In Buddhist texts, tantrayana is typically distinguished from sutrayana ("vehicle of the sutras"), where tantrayana is the path of the tantras, and sutrayana is the path of the Hinayana and Mahayana sutras.

Both sutrayana and tantrayana share the same ultimate goal of enlightenment. The difference between them lies in the methods employed.

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