Six recollections

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Six recollections (Skt. ṣaḍ-anusmṛtaya; Pali cha-anussati; Tib. རྗེས་སུ་དྲན་པ་དྲུག་, Wyl. rjes su dran pa drug):

  1. Buddha
  2. Dharma
  3. Sangha
  4. Generosity (Wyl. gtong ba)
  5. Discipline
  6. Gods or yidam deity (lha)[1]

Alternative translations

  • Six remembrances (Dharmachakra, 84.000)


  1. The sixth recollection is sometimes said to refer to the gods of the higher realms, who have extraordinary powers of perception, and is sometimes said to refer to one's personal yidam deity.