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*mind (Skt. ''citta''; Tib. ''yi''; Wyl. ''yid'').
 
*mind (Skt. ''citta''; Tib. ''yi''; Wyl. ''yid'').
  
Through these three doors, we accumulate either positive or negative [[karma]]. Of the three, the mind is the ‘boss’, and the body and speech are subservient.
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The [[Buddha]] is the term "door" for body, speech and mind as they are the only three means that sentient beings like us have to function and interact with the world. Through these three doors, we accumulate either positive or negative [[karma]]. Of the three, the mind is the ‘boss’, and the body and speech are subservient.
  
In [[Vajrayana]], the three doors are considered to be, in essence, the [[three secrets]] or [[three vajras]].
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In [[Vajrayana]], the three doors are seen as the [[three secrets]] or [[three vajras]].
  
 
==Alternative Translations==
 
==Alternative Translations==
 
*Three avenues of being
 
*Three avenues of being
 
*Three gates
 
*Three gates
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*Three media
  
 
[[Category:Key Terms]]
 
[[Category:Key Terms]]
 
[[Category:Enumerations]]
 
[[Category:Enumerations]]
 
[[Category:03-Three]]
 
[[Category:03-Three]]

Revision as of 17:31, 30 March 2016

A person's three doors (Skt. tridvāra; Tib. go sum; Wyl. sgo gsum) are his or her:

  • body (Skt. kāya; Tib. ; Wyl. lus),
  • speech (Skt. vāk; Tib. ngak; Wyl. ngag), and
  • mind (Skt. citta; Tib. yi; Wyl. yid).

The Buddha is the term "door" for body, speech and mind as they are the only three means that sentient beings like us have to function and interact with the world. Through these three doors, we accumulate either positive or negative karma. Of the three, the mind is the ‘boss’, and the body and speech are subservient.

In Vajrayana, the three doors are seen as the three secrets or three vajras.

Alternative Translations

  • Three avenues of being
  • Three gates
  • Three media