Three authentics

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Three authentics (Tib. ཚད་ལྡན་གསུམ་, tseden sum, Wyl. tshad ldan gsum) — the three authentic factors which must come together in order for the introduction to the nature of mind to take place:

  1. the authentic blessings of the master (བླ་མ་བྱིན་རླབས་ཚད་ལྡན་, bla ma byin rlabs tshad ldan)
  2. authentic devotion of the student (སློབ་མ་མོས་གུས་ཚད་ལྡན་, slob ma mos gus tshad ldan)
  3. authentic instructions of the lineage (བརྒྱུད་པའི་གདམས་ངག་ཚད་ལྡན་, brgyud pa'i gdams ngag tshad ldan)

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