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'''Seventeen Tantras''' (''rgyud bcu bdun'') of the [[Category of Pith Instructions]].
 
'''Seventeen Tantras''' (''rgyud bcu bdun'') of the [[Category of Pith Instructions]].
  
#rdzogs pa rang byung
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#Self-existing Perfection (''rdzogs pa rang byung'')
#yi ge med pa
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#Without Letters (''yi ge med pa'')
#rig pa rang shar
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#Self-arising Primordial Awareness(''rig pa rang shar'')
#rig pa rang grol
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#Self-liberated Primordial Awareness (''rig pa rang grol'')
#rin po che spung ba
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#Piled Gems (''rin po che spung ba'')
#sku gdung 'bar ba
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#Shining Relics of Enlightened Body (''sku gdung 'bar ba'')
 
#Reverberation of Sound (''sgra thal 'gyur'')
 
#Reverberation of Sound (''sgra thal 'gyur'')
#bkra shis mdzes ldan  
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#Great Auspicious Beauty (''bkra shis mdzes ldan'')
#rdo rje sems dpa' snying gi me long
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#The Mirror of the Heart of Vajrasattva (''rdo rje sems dpa' snying gi me long'')
#kun tu bzang po thugs kyi me long
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#The Mirror of the Mind of Samantabhadra (''kun tu bzang po thugs kyi me long'')
#ngo sprod spras pa
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#Direct Introduction (''ngo sprod spras pa'')
 
#Necklace of Precious Pearls (''mu tig rin po che'i phreng ba'')
 
#Necklace of Precious Pearls (''mu tig rin po che'i phreng ba'')
 
#Sixfold Expanse of Samantabhadra (''kun tu bzang po klong drug'')
 
#Sixfold Expanse of Samantabhadra (''kun tu bzang po klong drug'')
 
#Blazing Lamp (''sgron ma 'bar ba'')
 
#Blazing Lamp (''sgron ma 'bar ba'')
 
#Union of the Sun and Moon (''nyi zla kha sbyor'')
 
#Union of the Sun and Moon (''nyi zla kha sbyor'')
#seng ge rtsal rdzogs
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#Lion's Perfect Expressive Power (''seng ge rtsal rdzogs'')
#nor bu phra bkod
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#Array of Jewels (''nor bu phra bkod'')
  
 
The tradition of [[Vimalamitra]] adds to them the ''Tantra of the Wrathful Mother, Protectress of Mantras'', to make '''eighteen''' in all, while the tradition of [[Padmasambhava]] also arrives at a total of '''eighteen''' by adding the ''Tantra of the Blazing Expanse of Luminosity''. Generally, however, both the ''Tantra of the Wrathful Mother, Protectress of Mantras'', from Vimalamitra’s tradition and the ''Tantra of the Blazing Expanse of Luminosity'' from Padmasambhava’s tradition are added to the Seventeen Tantras of the Innermost Secret Nyingtik Cycle, making a total of '''nineteen''' altogether.
 
The tradition of [[Vimalamitra]] adds to them the ''Tantra of the Wrathful Mother, Protectress of Mantras'', to make '''eighteen''' in all, while the tradition of [[Padmasambhava]] also arrives at a total of '''eighteen''' by adding the ''Tantra of the Blazing Expanse of Luminosity''. Generally, however, both the ''Tantra of the Wrathful Mother, Protectress of Mantras'', from Vimalamitra’s tradition and the ''Tantra of the Blazing Expanse of Luminosity'' from Padmasambhava’s tradition are added to the Seventeen Tantras of the Innermost Secret Nyingtik Cycle, making a total of '''nineteen''' altogether.

Revision as of 17:19, 8 March 2008

Seventeen Tantras (rgyud bcu bdun) of the Category of Pith Instructions.

  1. Self-existing Perfection (rdzogs pa rang byung)
  2. Without Letters (yi ge med pa)
  3. Self-arising Primordial Awareness(rig pa rang shar)
  4. Self-liberated Primordial Awareness (rig pa rang grol)
  5. Piled Gems (rin po che spung ba)
  6. Shining Relics of Enlightened Body (sku gdung 'bar ba)
  7. Reverberation of Sound (sgra thal 'gyur)
  8. Great Auspicious Beauty (bkra shis mdzes ldan)
  9. The Mirror of the Heart of Vajrasattva (rdo rje sems dpa' snying gi me long)
  10. The Mirror of the Mind of Samantabhadra (kun tu bzang po thugs kyi me long)
  11. Direct Introduction (ngo sprod spras pa)
  12. Necklace of Precious Pearls (mu tig rin po che'i phreng ba)
  13. Sixfold Expanse of Samantabhadra (kun tu bzang po klong drug)
  14. Blazing Lamp (sgron ma 'bar ba)
  15. Union of the Sun and Moon (nyi zla kha sbyor)
  16. Lion's Perfect Expressive Power (seng ge rtsal rdzogs)
  17. Array of Jewels (nor bu phra bkod)

The tradition of Vimalamitra adds to them the Tantra of the Wrathful Mother, Protectress of Mantras, to make eighteen in all, while the tradition of Padmasambhava also arrives at a total of eighteen by adding the Tantra of the Blazing Expanse of Luminosity. Generally, however, both the Tantra of the Wrathful Mother, Protectress of Mantras, from Vimalamitra’s tradition and the Tantra of the Blazing Expanse of Luminosity from Padmasambhava’s tradition are added to the Seventeen Tantras of the Innermost Secret Nyingtik Cycle, making a total of nineteen altogether.