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'''Four classes of tantra''' — the [[Sarma]] tradition of new translation schools, recognizes four classes of [[tantra]]:  
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The [[Sarma]] tradition of new translation schools, recognizes '''four classes of [[tantra]]''':  
  
 
[[Three outer classes of tantra|Three outer classes]]—
 
[[Three outer classes of tantra|Three outer classes]]—
 
*[[Kriya Tantra]],
 
*[[Kriya Tantra]],
 
*[[Charya Tantra]] and
 
*[[Charya Tantra]] and
*[[Yoga Tantra]], and
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*[[Yoga Tantra]];
  
One inner class of tantra, which is called
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And one inner class of tantra, which is called
 
*[[Anuttarayoga Tantra]], or Highest Yoga Tantra.
 
*[[Anuttarayoga Tantra]], or Highest Yoga Tantra.
  
 
The latter is divided into three:  
 
The latter is divided into three:  
*[[Father Tantras]], such as the [[Guhyasamaja]], the King of Tantras;  
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*[[Father Tantras]], such as the [[Guhyasamaja Tantra]], the King of Tantras;  
 
*[[Mother Tantras]], such as the [[Chakrasamvara Tantra]]; and  
 
*[[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>  
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*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>  
  
See also [[six classes of tantra]], of the [[Nyingma]] school.
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See also: the [[six classes of tantra]] of the [[Nyingma]] school.
  
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
 
<small><references/></small>
 
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[[Category:Tantras]]
 
[[Category: Enumerations]]
 
[[Category: Enumerations]]
 
[[Category:4-Four]]
 
[[Category:4-Four]]
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Revision as of 10:42, 22 June 2009

The Sarma tradition of new translation schools, recognizes four classes of tantra:

Three outer classes

And one inner class of tantra, which is called

The latter is divided into three:


See also: the 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.