Difference between revisions of "Twelve branches of the excellent teaching"

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#[[sutra]]s (Wyl. ''mdo'')
 
#[[sutra]]s (Wyl. ''mdo'')
#poetic summaries (Skt. geya, Wyl. ''dbyangs bsnyed'')
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#poetic summaries (Skt. geya, Wyl. ''dbyangs bsnyad'')
 
#prophecies (Skt. vyakarana, Wyl. ''lung bstan'')
 
#prophecies (Skt. vyakarana, Wyl. ''lung bstan'')
 
#discourses in verse (Skt. gatha, Wyl. ''tshigs bcad'')
 
#discourses in verse (Skt. gatha, Wyl. ''tshigs bcad'')
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#detailed explanations (Skt. vaipulya, Wyl. ''shin tu rgyas pa'')
 
#detailed explanations (Skt. vaipulya, Wyl. ''shin tu rgyas pa'')
 
#wondrous discourses (Skt. abidhutadharma, Wyl. ''rmad du byung ba'')  
 
#wondrous discourses (Skt. abidhutadharma, Wyl. ''rmad du byung ba'')  
#definitive explanations (Skt. [[upadesha]], Wyl. ''gtan la phab'')
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#definitive explanations (Skt. upadesha, Wyl. ''gtan la phab'')
  
These are said to be the twelve text categories within the [[Tripitaka]].
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These are said to be the twelve text categories within the [[Tripitaka]], and include all the teachings of the [[Buddha]].
  
 
[[Category:Enumerations]]
 
[[Category:Enumerations]]
 
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Revision as of 11:22, 30 January 2009

Twelve branches of the excellent teaching (Wyl. gsung rab yan lag bcu gnyis)

  1. sutras (Wyl. mdo)
  2. poetic summaries (Skt. geya, Wyl. dbyangs bsnyad)
  3. prophecies (Skt. vyakarana, Wyl. lung bstan)
  4. discourses in verse (Skt. gatha, Wyl. tshigs bcad)
  5. intentional statements (Skt. udana, Wyl. ched du brjod pa)
  6. contextual accounts (Skt. nidana, Wyl. gleng gzhi)
  7. testimonies of realization (Skt. avadana, Wyl. rtogs brjod)
  8. historical explanations (Skt. itivrttaka, Wyl. de ltar byung ba)
  9. accounts of former lives (Skt. jataka, Wyl. skyes rabs)
  10. detailed explanations (Skt. vaipulya, Wyl. shin tu rgyas pa)
  11. wondrous discourses (Skt. abidhutadharma, Wyl. rmad du byung ba)
  12. definitive explanations (Skt. upadesha, Wyl. gtan la phab)

These are said to be the twelve text categories within the Tripitaka, and include all the teachings of the Buddha.