Miraculous displays of the four ways of training

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The miraculous displays of the four ways of training (Wyl. 'dul ba bzhi) are the dominion of nirmanakayas. They are:

  1. To train beings through the perfect deeds of their Body endowed with great merit, such as the twelve deeds (mdzad pa bcu gnyis).
  2. Training beings with their Mind endowed with the direct perception of the great clear perceptions. They are the six clear perceptions (mngon shes drug).
  3. Training beings through the great magical displays of their inconceivable Qualities and Activities. These are the various magical displays of actions with three secrets (gsang gsum)—Body, Speech and Mind.
  4. Training through their Speech teaching the five vehicles, or their speech teaching the Mahayana. The five vehicles are for gods, humans, shravaka and pratyekabuddhas, bodhisattvas, and the Secret Mantra.[1]

Sources and References

  1. From Jokyab's Zindri on Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo, p.34-36.