Secret instruction

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Secret instruction (Skt. nīya; Tib. ཁྲིད་, tri, Wyl. khrid) — one of the prerequisites of sadhana practice.

There are three components needed in order to engage in a specific sadhana practice: the empowerment (Tib. wang), the oral transmission (Tib. lung), and the secret instruction which are all granted or bestowed by a qualified master for each specific practice.

  • The empowerment or wang is to mature or ripen us (Tib སྨིན་, min).
  • The oral transmission or lung is to connect us.
  • The secret instruction or tri is to liberate us (Tib. འགྲོལ་, drol).