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sku gdung 'bar ba - the Blazing relics of buddha-body GD [IW]

sku bsod nams chen pos 'dul ba - instruction by the great merit of the buddha-body GD [IW]

sku'i dkyil 'khor - mandala of buddha-body GD [IW]

'khrid pa dbyings kyi gnad gsum - three essentials which guide the eyes towards the expanse [the three gazes {gzigs stangs gsum} upwards,sideways and downwards, which direct the eyes towards the expanse respectively of the buddha-body of reality, the buddha-body of perfect rapture and the emanational body see longcenpa, treasury of the supreme vehicle, vol (2, p 282] [IW]

ngo bo - 1) essence, nature, character, attribute, identity, entity, intrinsic/ central/ essential nature, vital substance, core, being, inmost nature, vitalement, synthesis; 2) principle, existence, facticity, fact, faculty; 3) entity, fact of being, concerns, identity sm {dngos po}; 4) 1 of trio of the essence, natural expression and spirituality according to the great perfection, the essence [gd-mk]; 5) definition, main principle (6) similar to rang bzhin but when referring to sugatagarbha, ngo bo refers to the emptiness part whereas {rang bzhin} refers to the luminousity or clarity part (7) what it comes down to, at bottom, in fact, entity, identity of things, the buddha-body of reality book 1 [gd-mk] essential meaning [in textual introduction] [me gyi ngo bo - heat; me gyi rang bzhin - burning quality, the rang bzhin of dharmakaya is sambhogakaya] [IW]

'chi lugs bzhi - four ways of death [dissolving into space {nam mkha'}, cremation {me dpung}, the manner of an awareness- holder {rig 'dzin}, and celestial flight {mkha' 'gro}, according to tsele natsok rangdrol, {bar do'i spyi don}, folio 8b (1-3: ; 1) body and mind dissolve in the emptiness of the buddha-body of reality, as the space within and without a vase merges when the vase breaks; 2) one passes away like a fire with no more fuel; 3) space is filled with light and one dies like an awareness holder, and 4) even though one dies, one need not relinquish the body, and so one dies as a sky-farer] [IW]

thugs rje - compassion, [power] benevolence, kindness [Notes: means both kind and powerful the intention or inspiration to be kind is bka' 'drin this is the fruition of that--the actual action whereas thugs rje is being generous, accommodating, snying rje is more feeling pity or sorry for someone (vctr). {rtsal}, {gdangs}. grace, compassion [h] {snying rje}. mercy, good heart, kind, responsiveness, energy, compassionate energy/quality/expression, karuna. energy, ever responsive energies, merciful with grace, responsiveness, felt reality, resonance, spirituality. quality of the emanational body according to the Great perfection. [Gd-mk]. thanks, the buddha-body of perfect rapture, and the spirituality [Gd-mk]. [tserig]. snying rje. [IW]

dug stangs gsum - three postures [according to the penetration of sound {sgra thal 'gyur} ngb vol 10, the posture of the lion which rests in the buddha-body of reality frees a being from all fears of bewilderment and enables one to see with eyes of indestructible reality; the posture of the elephant which rests in the buddha-body of perfect rapture brings about the experience of reality and enables one to see with lotus eyes; the crouching posture of a sage which rests in the emanational body emanates reality as appearances, and enables one to see with the eyes of reality] [IW]

'dul ba rnam par bzhi - the four kinds of taming [four kinds of taming of the supreme emanational body (taming by the great merit of the buddha-body {sku bsod nams chen pos 'dul ba} taming by the direct perception of buddha-mind {thugs mngon sum pas 'dul ba} taming by inconceivable miraculous abilities {rdzu 'phrul bsam gyis} [IW]

sprul pa'i bstan pa chen po gsum - the three great emanation teachings of body, speech and mind : buddha-body {sku} speech {gsung} and mind {thugs} [RY]

man ngag sde'i rgyud bco bdun - 17 tantras of the esoteric/oral instructional class [contained in ngb vols 9-10, they are the natural arising of awareness {rig pa rang shar} the mirror of the heart of vajrasattva {rdo rje sems dpa' snying gi me long}, the lion's perfect expressive power {seng ge rtsal rdzogs} the absence of letters {yi ge med pa} the beauteous good auspices {bkra shis mdzes ldan}, the penetration of sound {sgra thal 'gyur} the mirror of the heart of samantabhadra {kun tu bzang po thugs kyi me long} the blazing lamp {sgron ma 'bar ba} the array of fine gemstones {nor bu 'phra bkod} the coalescence of sun and moon {nyi zla kha sbyor} the pearl necklace {mu tig phreng ba}, the natural liberation of awareness {rig pa rang grol} the sixfold expanse {klong drug pa} the naturally born perfection {rdzogs pa rang byung} the black wrathful goddess {nag mo khros ma} the blazing relics of buddha-body {sku gdung 'bar ba} the mound of gemstones {rin chen spungs} gd-mk) [IW]

gzhon nu bum pa'i sku - youthful vase body (the great buddha-body of reality, see under buddha-body) [IW]

gzigs stangs gsum - three ways of looking [in thogal practice, (upwards, sideways and downwards, which direct the eyes towards the expanse respectively of the buddha-body of reality, the buddha-body of perfect rapture and the emanational body. Longchenpa, Treasury of the Supreme Vehicle, vol. 2, p. 282] [IW]

'od gsal rdo rje snying po - Luminous Vajra Essence, Indestructible Nucleus of Inner Radiance. the dimension of the buddha-body of reality. Syn {rdzogs chen} [RY]

rang bzhin - nature, -self, own, intrinsic, natural, spontaneous, independent existence, natural forms [in grammar], [like {ngo bo} but sometimes refers to Sugatagarbha, {ngo bo} = the emptiness part, plus {rang bzhin} = luminosity/ clarity part; natural expression attribute of the buddha-body of perfect rapture, ati: the buddha-body of reality, the natural expression - essential [original] nature, state of own being, there has been born, actuality, frame of reference- by nature, naturally, be of the nature of fundamental/ inherent/ultimate nature, essence, own-being, character, quality, identity, self-nature, see {ngo bo rang bzhin thugs rje} two intrinsic reality, actuality essence, = voidness, three self-existence, four frame of reference, natural expression [of mind] five natural[ly], = {rang bzhin gyis} six manifesting 7 character, consist of 8 essence, its completely pure essence is unborn its completely pure nature is the vowels and consonants, notes "the vowels and consonants" means communication type, manifesting, nature, 1 state of own being, there has been born, actuality, frame of reference, by nature, naturally, of the nature of, essence, own-being, character, quality, identity, self-nature {bdag}, intrinsic reality, actuality essence, [= voidness] self-existence, six manifesting 7 character; 8) manifesting,; 1) ngang tshul; 2) unfabricated and arising w/o effort; 3) 1 * chos thams cad kyi rang bzhin bdag med par gcig yin pas grangs gcig mtshon] [= yang dag grub, [rang gi] ngo bo, rang gzugs, = {nang tshul}, {gshis}, {chos nyid} and {gnas lugs}, {bdag},ngang tsul, gshis ka] [IW]