Eleven topics of tantra

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Eleven topics of tantra (Tib. རྒྱུད་ཀྱི་དངོས་པོ་བཅུ་གཅིག་, gyü kyi ngöpo chuchik, Wyl. rgyud kyi dngos po bcu gcig)

In his commentary Essence of Clear Light on the Guhyagarbha tantra, Mipham Rinpoche expanded Longchen Rabjam's list of ten topics of tantra into eleven points by splitting Longchen Rabjam's 10th point, mudra, into two: mudra and mantra.

  1. view (Skt. dṛṣṭi; Tib. ལྟ་བ་, tawa)
  2. samadhi (Skt. samādhi; Tib. ཏིང་ངེ་འཛིན་, ting ngé dzin)
  3. action or conduct (Skt. charyā; Tib. སྤྱོད་པ་, chöpa)
  4. mandala (Skt. maṇḍala; Tib. དཀྱིལ་འཁོར་, kyilkhor)
  5. empowerment (Skt. abhiṣiñca; Tib. དབང་, wang)
  6. samaya (Skt.; Tib. དམ་ཚིག་, damtsik)
  7. accomplishment (Tib. སྒྲུབ་པ་, drubpa) which in this context refers to both Sanskrit terms sadhana and siddhi
  8. offerings (Skt. pūjā; Tib. མཆོད་པ་, chöpa)
  9. enlightened activity (Skt. karma; Tib. ཕྲིན་ལས་, trinlé)
  10. mudra (Skt. mudrā; Tib. ཕྱག་རྒྱ་, chakgya)
11. mantra (Skt.; Tib སྔགས་, ngak)

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