Four Sections of Magical Illusion

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The Four Sections of Magical Illusion (Tib. སྒྱུ་འཕྲུལ་སྡེ་བཞི་, gyutrul dé shyi, Wyl. sgyu 'phrul sde bzhi) correspond to the division into four of the Web of Magical Illusion tantras. According to the Omniscient Longchenpa, they are:[1]

  1. Vajrasattva's Magical Illusion (རྡོ་རྗེ་སེམས་དཔའ་སྒྱུ་འཕྲུལ་དྲྭ་བ་), the explanation that the phenomena of samsara and nirvana are inseparable as self-appearances
  2. Vairochana's Magical Illusion (རྣམ་པར་སྣང་མཛད་སྒྱུ་འཕྲུལ་དྲྭ་བ་), the explanation of extensive various activities
  3. Goddess' Magical Illusion (ལྷ་མོ་སྒྱུ་འཕྲུལ་དྲྭ་མ་), the explanation of union
  4. Great Net of Manjushri's Magical Illusion (འཇམ་དཔལ་སྒྱུ་འཕྲུལ་དྲྭ་བ་ཆེན་མོ), the explanation that is relevant to all vehicles

References

  1. The Guhyagarbha Tantra, Secret Essence Definitive Nature Just As It Is with Commentary by Longchenpa, Transl. Lama Chönam and Sangye Khandro, Snow Lion, 2011, page 129.

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