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The '''four nails''' or “four nails that secure the life-force of the practice” (Tib. ''sok dom zer shyi''), an important aspect of [[kyerim]] practice, are:
 
The '''four nails''' or “four nails that secure the life-force of the practice” (Tib. ''sok dom zer shyi''), an important aspect of [[kyerim]] practice, are:
  
*The nail of all appearance as the deity (''nangwa lha yi zer'')
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#The nail of all appearance as the deity (''nangwa lha yi zer'')
*The nail of all sound as the mantra (''dra drak ngak kyi zer'')*
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#The nail of all sound as the mantra (''dra drak ngak kyi zer'')*
*The nail of the activity of emanation and absorption (''tro du trinlé kyi zer'')
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#The nail of the activity of emanation and absorption (''tro du trinlé kyi zer'')
*The nail of the unchanging wisdom mind (''gongpa mingyurwé zer'')
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#The nail of the unchanging wisdom mind (''gongpa mingyurwé zer'')
  
 
(*) Alternatively, the first two are given as “the nail of concentration on the deity” (''ting nge dzin lha’i zer'') and “the nail of the essence mantra” (''nyingpo ngak kyi zer'')
 
(*) Alternatively, the first two are given as “the nail of concentration on the deity” (''ting nge dzin lha’i zer'') and “the nail of the essence mantra” (''nyingpo ngak kyi zer'')
  
 
[[Category:Enumerations]]
 
[[Category:Enumerations]]
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[[Category:Kyerim]]

Revision as of 12:19, 1 July 2007

The four nails or “four nails that secure the life-force of the practice” (Tib. sok dom zer shyi), an important aspect of kyerim practice, are:

  1. The nail of all appearance as the deity (nangwa lha yi zer)
  2. The nail of all sound as the mantra (dra drak ngak kyi zer)*
  3. The nail of the activity of emanation and absorption (tro du trinlé kyi zer)
  4. The nail of the unchanging wisdom mind (gongpa mingyurwé zer)

(*) Alternatively, the first two are given as “the nail of concentration on the deity” (ting nge dzin lha’i zer) and “the nail of the essence mantra” (nyingpo ngak kyi zer)