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'''Mantras''' (Tib. ''ngak''; [[Wyl.]] ''sngags'') are sacred syllables used in [[Vajrayana]] practice to protect the minds of practitioners from negativity and ordinary impure perceptions (the root Sanskrit terms are ''manas'' meaning 'mind', and ''trai'' meaning 'protect'). They also serve to invoke the [[yidam]] deities and their retinues.
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'''Mantras''' (Tib.<big>སྔགས་</big> ''ngak''; [[Wyl.]] ''sngags'') are sacred syllables used in [[Vajrayana]] practice to protect the minds of practitioners from negativity and ordinary impure perceptions (the root Sanskrit terms are ''manas'' meaning 'mind', and ''trai'' meaning 'protect'). They also serve to invoke the [[yidam]] deities and their retinues.
  
 
==Subdivisions<ref>[[Jamgön Kongtrul]], ''Light of Wisdom'' Vol. 1, page 59 & 244</ref>==
 
==Subdivisions<ref>[[Jamgön Kongtrul]], ''Light of Wisdom'' Vol. 1, page 59 & 244</ref>==

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Mantras (Tib.སྔགས་ ngak; Wyl. sngags) are sacred syllables used in Vajrayana practice to protect the minds of practitioners from negativity and ordinary impure perceptions (the root Sanskrit terms are manas meaning 'mind', and trai meaning 'protect'). They also serve to invoke the yidam deities and their retinues.

Subdivisions[1]

  1. secret mantras
  2. knowledge mantras
  3. dharani mantras

References

  1. Jamgön Kongtrul, Light of Wisdom Vol. 1, page 59 & 244

Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha

Further Reading

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