Three kinds of prostration

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The three kinds of prostration (Tib. ཕྱག་འཚལ་བའི་ངེས་པ་གསུམ་, Wyl. phyag 'tshal ba'i nges pa gsum) are:

  1. The supreme prostration of encountering through the View (Tib. རབ་ལྟ་བ་བརྡ་འཇལ་བའི་ཕྱག་, rab lta ba brda 'jal ba'i phyag)
  2. The middling prostration of training in meditation (Tib. འབྲིང་བསྒོམ་པ་གོམས་པའི་ཕྱག, 'bring bsgom pa goms pa'i phyag)
  3. The lesser prostration out of devotion and respect (Tib. ཐ་མ་མོས་གུས་ཡ་རབས་ཀྱི་ཕྱག་, tha ma mos gus ya rabs kyi phyag)[1]


  1. Tibetan taken from the Dungkar Great Tibetan Dictionary, p. 1346

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