Sal ten dak sum

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Sal ten dak sum (Tib. གསལ་བརྟན་དག་གསུམ་, Wyl. gsal brtan dag gsum) — in kyerim practice, the triad of

  • clear appearance (nampa salwa),
  • stable confidence (ngagyal tenpa) and
  • the recollection of purity (dakpa drenpa).

Alternative Translations

Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha

Further Reading

  • A Guide to Vajrayana Practice for the Rigpa Sangha (Lodeve: The Tertön Sogyal Trust, 2006), Section 2: Kyérim, pages 14-19.
  • His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Pure Appearance—Development and Completion Stages in the Vajrayana Practice (Halifax: Vajravairochana Translation Committee, 2002), pages 72-95. restricted publication
  • Getse Mahapandita in Deity, Mantra and Wisdom: Development Stage Meditation in Tibetan Buddhist Tantra, translated by the Dharmachakra Translation Committee (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2007), pages 131-132.
  • Padmasambhava and Jamgön Kongtrül, The Light of Wisdom, Vol II, translated by Erik Pema Kunsang (Boudhanath, Hong Kong & Esby: Rangjung Yeshe, 1998), pages 106-108.