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The latter is divided into three:  
 
The latter is divided into three:  
 
*[[father tantras]], such as the [[Guhyasamaja]], the King of Tantras;  
 
*[[father tantras]], such as the [[Guhyasamaja]], the King of Tantras;  
*[[mother tantras]], such as Heruka [[Chakrasamvara]]; and  
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*[[mother tantras]], such as the [[Chakrasamvara Tantra]]; and  
 
*non-dual tantras, such as [[Kalachakra]].<ref>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.</ref>  
 
*non-dual tantras, such as [[Kalachakra]].<ref>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.</ref>  
  

Revision as of 08:48, 22 June 2009

Four classes of tantra — the Sarma tradition of new translation schools, recognizes four classes of tantra:

Three outer classes

One inner class of tantra, which is called

The latter is divided into three:

See also six classes of tantra, of the Nyingma school.

Notes

  1. 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.