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Eight treasures of confidence (Wyl. spobs pa'i gter brgyad སྤོབས་པའི་གཏེར་བརྒྱད་) — eight qualities mentioned in the Lalitavistara Sutra and frequently referred to in the writings of Mipham Rinpoche. They are:

  1. treasure of recollection (Wyl. dran pa’i gter    དྲན་པའི་གཏེར་)
  2. treasure of intelligence (Wyl. blo gros kyi gter  བློ་གྲོས་ཀྱི་གཏེར་) 
  3. treasure of realization (Wyl. rtogs pa’i gter  རྟོགས་པའི་གཏེར་)
  4. treasure of retention (Wyl. gzungs kyi gter  གཟུངས་ཀྱི་གཏེར་)
  5. treasure of confidence (Wyl. spobs pa’i gter  སྤོབས་པའི་གཏེར་)  
  6. treasure of Dharma (Wyl. chos kyi gter  ཆོས་ཀྱི་གཏེར་)
  7. treasure of bodhichitta (Wyl. byang chub sem kyi gter  བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་ཀྱི་གཏེར་)
  8. treasure of accomplishment (Wyl. sgrub pa’i gter  སྒྲུབ་པའི་གཏེར་)


From Mipham Rinpoche's Sword of Wisdom:

Scriptures heard and contemplated in the past
Are never forgotten—this is the treasure of recollection.
Knowing precisely their profound and vast points—
This is the treasure of intelligence. (94)
Understanding all the themes of the sutra and tantra collections—
This is the treasure of realization.
Never forgetting any detail from one’s studies—
This is the treasure of retention. (95)
Satisfying all beings with excellent explanations—
This is the treasure of confidence.
Safeguarding the precious treasury of sacred teachings—
This is the treasure of Dharma. (96)
Not severing the continuous line of the Three Jewels—
This is the treasure of bodhichitta.
Gaining acceptance of the nature of equality beyond arising—
This is the treasure of accomplishment. (97)

Alternative translations

  • eight treasures of courageous eloquence
  • eight treasures of brilliance