Ten factors that illustrate omniscience

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Ten factors that illustrate omniscience — the first ten of the seventy points covered in the Abhisamayalankara, which illustrate omniscience, the first of the eight topics.

  1. The generation of bodhichitta (Skt. bodhicittotpāda; Tib. སེམས་བསྐྱེད་པ་, semkyepa), which is the nature of the mahayana path,
  2. The spiritual instructions (Skt. avavāda; Tib. གདམས་ངག་), which are the methods for attaining its objective,
  3. The branches of insight (Skt. nirvedha-aṅga; Tib. ངེས་འབྱེད་ཡན་ལག་), which come about as a result of the instructions,
  4. The buddha potential (Skt. gotra; Tib. རིགས་), the nature of the dharmadhatu (Tib. ཆོས་ཀྱི་དབྱིངས་ཀྱི་རང་བཞིན་), which is the basis for attaining accomplishment (Tib. སྒྲུབ་པའི་རྟེན་གྱུར་པ་) by practising the instructions unerringly,
  5. The objects of focus (Skt. ālambana; Tib. དམིགས་པ) for the practice,
  6. The objective (Skt. uddeśa; Tib. ཆེད་དུ་བྱ་བ་) of the practice,
  7. Armour-like (Skt. saṃnāha; Tib. གོ་ཆ་, gocha) practice,
  8. (Accomplishing the) activities of engagement (Skt. prastāna; Tib. འཇུག་པའི་བྱ་བ་)
  9. (The practice of) accumulation (Skt. saṃbhāra; Tib. ཚོགས) and
  10. (The practice of) definite emergence (Skt. niryāṇa; Tib. ངེས་པར་འབྱུང་བ་).