Eight qualities of the sangha

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Eight qualities of the Sangha — According to Maitreya's Uttaratantra Shastra, the Sangha has 'eight qualities of knowledge and liberation' (Tib. རིག་གྲོལ་་གྱི་ཡོན་ཏན་བརྒྱད་, rig drol gyi yönten gye; Wyl. rig grol gyi yon tan brgyad):

Knowledge of:

1) the profound nature of phenomena
2) the vast – phenomena in all their multiplicity
3) discriminating awareness wisdom

Liberation of:

4) attachment, the emotional obscurations
5) hindrance, the cognitive obscurations
6) the inferior – the obscurations of the shravakas and pratyekabuddhas

And

7) knowledge; and
8) liberation.