Pith instructions

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Pith instructions (Skt. upadeśa; Tib. མན་ངག་, mengak, Wyl. man ngag) are the most essential and practical instructions on a given topic of the teachings, often transmitted orally. In the Vajrayana, there is a common division into tantras, agamas or commentaries, and pith instructions.

Alternative Translations

  • Crucial instructions
  • Key instructions
  • Quintessential instructions

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