Four classes of tantra
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The Sarma tradition of new translation schools, recognizes four classes of tantra (Wyl. rgyud sde bzhi):
And one inner class of tantra, which is called
The latter is divided into three:
- Father Tantras, such as the Guhyasamaja Tantra, the King of Tantras;
- Mother Tantras, such as the Chakrasamvara Tantra; and
- Non-dual Tantras, such as Kalachakra.
- Glenn H. Mullin, The Dalai Lamas on Tantra (Snow Lion Publications, 2006)
- The six classes of tantra of the Nyingma school.
- ↑ The Kalachakra Tantra can be designated either as a Mother Tantra or Non-dual Tantra. See Kalachakra Tantra, Rite of Initiation by the Dalai Lama and Jeffrey Hopkins (London: Wisdom, 1985), pages 165-6.