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'''Seven branches''' (Skt. ''saptāṅga''; [[Wyl.]] ''yan lag bdun'')  
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'''Seven branches''' (Skt. ''saptāṅga''; Tib. ''yenlak dün''; [[Wyl.]] ''yan lag bdun'')
  
 
#[[prostration]], the antidote to [[pride]]
 
#[[prostration]], the antidote to [[pride]]
 
#offering, the antidote to [[Miserliness|avarice]]
 
#offering, the antidote to [[Miserliness|avarice]]
#[[confession]], the antidote to [[anger|aggression]]<ref>In [[Lala Sonam Chödrup]]'s famous commentary on the ''Prayer of Sukhavati'' (''bde smon''), confession is said to be an antidote to ignorance, whereas requesting to turn the wheel of Dharma is said to be the antidote to abandoning the Dharma.</ref>
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#[[confession]], the antidote to [[anger|aggression]]<ref>In [[Lala Sonam Chödrup]]'s famous commentary on the ''Prayer of Sukhavati'' (''bde smon''), confession is said to be an antidote to [[ignorance]], whereas requesting to turn the wheel of Dharma is said to be the antidote to abandoning the Dharma.</ref>
 
#rejoicing, the antidote to [[jealousy]]
 
#rejoicing, the antidote to [[jealousy]]
#requesting to turn the wheel of Dharma, the antidote to [[ignorance]]
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#requesting to turn the wheel of [[Dharma]], the antidote to [[ignorance]]
 
#requesting not to pass into [[parinirvana]], the antidote to [[five wrong views|wrong views]]<ref>In [[Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö]]'s famous commentary on [[guru yoga]], ''[[Yeshe Saldrön]]'', requesting to turn the wheel of Dharma is said to be an antidote to holding wrong views, whereas requesting not to pass into parinirvana is given as the antidote to ignorance.</ref>
 
#requesting not to pass into [[parinirvana]], the antidote to [[five wrong views|wrong views]]<ref>In [[Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö]]'s famous commentary on [[guru yoga]], ''[[Yeshe Saldrön]]'', requesting to turn the wheel of Dharma is said to be an antidote to holding wrong views, whereas requesting not to pass into parinirvana is given as the antidote to ignorance.</ref>
 
#dedication of [[merit]], the antidote to [[doubt]]s
 
#dedication of [[merit]], the antidote to [[doubt]]s
 
See also the [[eight branches]].
 
  
 
==Alternative Translations==
 
==Alternative Translations==
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*Sevenfold service (Dorje & Kapstein)
 
*Sevenfold service (Dorje & Kapstein)
 
*Seven limbs ([[Geshe Thupten Jinpa]])
 
*Seven limbs ([[Geshe Thupten Jinpa]])
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==Teachings Given to the [[About Rigpa|Rigpa]] Sangha==
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*[[Sogyal Rinpoche]], Tuncurry, 10 March 2011
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*[[Sogyal Rinpoche]], [[Lerab Ling]], 26, 29 April, 5 May 1998
  
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==

Revision as of 16:00, 13 March 2011

Seven branches (Skt. saptāṅga; Tib. yenlak dün; Wyl. yan lag bdun) —

  1. prostration, the antidote to pride
  2. offering, the antidote to avarice
  3. confession, the antidote to aggression[1]
  4. rejoicing, the antidote to jealousy
  5. requesting to turn the wheel of Dharma, the antidote to ignorance
  6. requesting not to pass into parinirvana, the antidote to wrong views[2]
  7. dedication of merit, the antidote to doubts

Alternative Translations

  • Seven aspects of devotional practice
  • Sevenfold service (Dorje & Kapstein)
  • Seven limbs (Geshe Thupten Jinpa)

Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha

Notes

  1. In Lala Sonam Chödrup's famous commentary on the Prayer of Sukhavati (bde smon), confession is said to be an antidote to ignorance, whereas requesting to turn the wheel of Dharma is said to be the antidote to abandoning the Dharma.
  2. In Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö's famous commentary on guru yoga, Yeshe Saldrön, requesting to turn the wheel of Dharma is said to be an antidote to holding wrong views, whereas requesting not to pass into parinirvana is given as the antidote to ignorance.

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