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[[Chökyi Drakpa]] says:
 
[[Chökyi Drakpa]] says:
  
"For the five advantages due to circumstances to be present, a buddha must have come into the world, an event as rare as the appearance of an Udumbara flower; he must have taught the three wheels of Dharma; and the teachings must have survived without fading. There must be extraordinary friends who have embraced the teachings; and a master or a spiritual friend must have accepted  you. These five are known as 'the five advantages due to circumstances'."
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"For the five advantages due to circumstances to be present, a buddha must have come into the world, an event as rare as the appearance of an Udumbara flower; he must have taught the [[three turnings|three wheels of Dharma]]; and the teachings must have survived without fading. There must be extraordinary friends who have embraced the teachings; and a master or a spiritual friend must have accepted  you. These five are known as 'the five advantages due to circumstances'."
  
 
[[Category:Enumerations]]
 
[[Category:Enumerations]]

Revision as of 09:34, 23 February 2007

The Five Circumstantial Advantages (Tib. gzhan 'byor lnga), half of the ten advantages of a precious human rebirth, are:

  • 1. a buddha has come
  • 2. he has taught the Dharma
  • 3. the teachings have survived
  • 4. there are followers of the teachings
  • 5. there are favourable conditions for Dharma practice

Commentary

Chökyi Drakpa says:

"For the five advantages due to circumstances to be present, a buddha must have come into the world, an event as rare as the appearance of an Udumbara flower; he must have taught the three wheels of Dharma; and the teachings must have survived without fading. There must be extraordinary friends who have embraced the teachings; and a master or a spiritual friend must have accepted you. These five are known as 'the five advantages due to circumstances'."