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'''Three outer yanas leading from the origin''' (Tib. ''kunjung drenpé tekpa sum''; [[Wyl.]] ''kun 'byung 'dren pa'i theg pa gsum'') — the name given to the three causal [[vehicle of characteristics|vehicles of characteristics]] in the context of the [[nine yanas|nine yana]] categorization. They are:  
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'''Three outer yanas leading from the origin''' (Tib. ''kunjung drenpé tekpa sum'', [[Wyl.]] ''kun 'byung 'dren pa'i theg pa gsum'') — the name given to the three causal [[vehicle of characteristics|vehicles of characteristics]] in the context of the [[nine yanas|nine yana]] categorization. They are:  
 
*the [[shravaka vehicle]],  
 
*the [[shravaka vehicle]],  
 
*[[pratyekabuddha vehicle]] and  
 
*[[pratyekabuddha vehicle]] and  
 
*[[bodhisattva vehicle]].
 
*[[bodhisattva vehicle]].
  
Why are these three called ‘vehicles leading from the origin’? It is because they lead us along the path to the result of liberation from [[samsara]] by abandoning all the actions (''[[karma]]'') and destructive emotions (''[[kleshas]]'') which are the cause or ‘origin’ [of suffering].
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Why are these three called ‘vehicles leading from the origin’? It is because they lead us along the path to the result of liberation from [[samsara]] by abandoning all the actions (''[[karma]]'') and destructive emotions (''[[kleshas]]'') which are the cause or ‘origin’ [of suffering].<ref>{{LH|tibetan-masters/alak-zenkar/nine-yanas|''A Brief Presentation of the Nine Yanas'' by Alak Zenkar Rinpoche}}</ref>
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==Alternative Terms==
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*three vehicles that inspire renunciation (Wyl. ''nges byung 'dren pa'i theg pa'')<ref>[[Ju Mipham Jampal Gyepa'i Dorje]], ''Essence of Clear Light'', trans. by Lama Chönam and Sangye Khandro of the Light of Berotsana Translation Group (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2010), page 65.</ref>
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==Notes==
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Revision as of 07:43, 21 January 2012

Three outer yanas leading from the origin (Tib. kunjung drenpé tekpa sum, Wyl. kun 'byung 'dren pa'i theg pa gsum) — the name given to the three causal vehicles of characteristics in the context of the nine yana categorization. They are:

Why are these three called ‘vehicles leading from the origin’? It is because they lead us along the path to the result of liberation from samsara by abandoning all the actions (karma) and destructive emotions (kleshas) which are the cause or ‘origin’ [of suffering].[1]

Alternative Terms

  • three vehicles that inspire renunciation (Wyl. nges byung 'dren pa'i theg pa)[2]

Notes

  1. LotsawaHouse-tag.png A Brief Presentation of the Nine Yanas by Alak Zenkar Rinpoche
  2. Ju Mipham Jampal Gyepa'i Dorje, Essence of Clear Light, trans. by Lama Chönam and Sangye Khandro of the Light of Berotsana Translation Group (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2010), page 65.