Vehicle of the gods and humans

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The Vehicle of the gods and humans (Tib. ལྷ་མིའི་ཐེག་པ་, lhami tekpa, Wyl. lha mi'i theg pa; Skt. manuṣyayāna or devayāna) — Buddhist practitioners on the vehicle of gods and humans follow the correct worldly view that is an informed confidence in the infallibility of the law of karma cause and effect. By practising the ten positive actions and the meditative concentrations corresponding to the Form Realm, the practitioner will have the good fortune to be reborn as a human or a god of the desire realm or of the Form Realm.[1]

Alternative Translations/Terms

  • Worldly yana


Further reading

  • Mipham Rinpoche, Gateway to Knowledge, vol. III, (Hong Kong: Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2002), chapter 15 'The Mundane Vehicles'.

Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha