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'''The Five Circumstantial Advantages''' (Tib. ''gzhan 'byor lnga''), half of the [[ten advantages]] of a precious human rebirth, are:
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<noinclude>The '''five circumstantial advantages''' (Tib. གཞན་འབྱོར་ལྔ་, ''shyen jor nga'', [[Wyl.]] ''gzhan 'byor lnga''), half of the [[ten advantages]] of a precious human birth, are:</noinclude>
 
   
 
   
*1. a buddha has come
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# a [[buddha]] has come
*2. he has taught the Dharma
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# he has taught the [[Dharma]]
*3. the teachings have survived
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# the teachings have survived
*4. there are followers of the teachings
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# there are followers of the teachings
*5. there are favourable conditions for Dharma practice
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# there are favourable conditions for Dharma practice<noinclude>
  
 
==Commentary==
 
==Commentary==
[[Chökyi Drakpa]] says:
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[[Chökyi Drakpa]] writes:
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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'.
  
"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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==Internal Links==
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*[[Eight unfree states due to an unfortunate frame of mind]]
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*[[Eight unfree states due to temporary conditions]]
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*[[Eight freedoms]]
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*[[Five personal advantages]]
  
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[[Category: Precious Human Birth]]
 
[[Category:Enumerations]]
 
[[Category:Enumerations]]
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[[Category:05-Five]]</noinclude>

Latest revision as of 19:36, 20 January 2018

The five circumstantial advantages (Tib. གཞན་འབྱོར་ལྔ་, shyen jor nga, Wyl. gzhan 'byor lnga), half of the ten advantages of a precious human birth, 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 writes:

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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