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Dharmakirti - Seventh century master of logic from southern India [RY]

Dharmakirti - (chos kyi grags pa). One of the great Buddhist scholars of ancient India. (RY)

Dharmakirti [LW1] (RY)

Dharmakirti - (chos kyi grags pa) One of the Six Ornaments of India. Born in a brahmin family in South India, he embraced Buddhism and became one of the greatest logician of all times. He repeatedly defeated in debates the greatest tirthika panditas, including Shankaracharya, and composed many treatises on logic including the famed tshad ma rnam 'grel; (Skt. pramana vartika karika), the Extensive Commentary on Logic. [MR]

Dharmakosha. Daki. [RY]

Dharmapala - (chos skyong). Nonhumans who vow to protect and guard the teachings of the Buddha and its followers. Dharmapalas can be either 'mundane' i.e. virtuous samsaric beings or 'wisdom Dharma protectors' who are emanations of buddhas or bodhisattvas. [RY]

Dharmaraja, The Lord of Death (gshin rje chos rgyal). Our mortality; a personification of impermanence and the unfailing law of cause and effect.[AL] [RY]

dharmas: are elementary constituent events into which the world is broken down, what we see as the person of self being no more than a collection of dharmas, without ultimate reality. In the higher schools of Buddhist philosophy it is shown that dharmas themselves have no ultimate existence: their Suchness, or true nature, is to be Empty (or pure) of true existence. See all dharmas - (chos kun). All which is, all which can be, all experiences, all phenomena, all events. [JV]

Dharmata - (chos nyid). absolute nature. At this stage, both ordinary phenomena and the visions experienced in the former stages dissolve in this absolute nature. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

dharmata - (chos nyid). The intrinsic nature of phenomena and mind. [AL] [RY]

Dharmata - (chos nyid). The innate nature of phenomena and mind. [Primer] [RY]

dharmata - (chos nyid). bardo; buddha nature; manifest dharmata; natural sound of dharmata; vajra voice of dharmata. [LW1] [RY]

Dharmata - (chos nyid). The nature of emptiness. [RY]

Dharmata Exhaustion Beyond Concepts - (chos zad blo 'das). The fourth of the four visions in Dzogchen. (RY)

Dharmata mindfulness - (chos nyid kyi dran pa). Innate, unchanging presence of mind. (RY)

Dharmatrata - [LW1] [RY]

dharma-vision. Ordinary vision sees visual forms. Divine vision sees clairvoyantly. Dharma vision is the ability to directly see the true nature of things as explained in the Dharma. (Peter Roberts)

Dharmevajra - (rdo rje chos). See Vajrapani [LW1] [RY]

'Dharmic' - (chos kyi). Of or pertaining to the Dharma; religious or pious. [ZL] [RY]

Dhatu - [Skt.] - Space. Element. A constituent element or essential ingredient. See dharmadhatu. [RWB]

Dhatvishvari - (dbyings phyug ma). [LW1] [RY]

Dhatvishvari; Vajra Yogini. see LW1, pg xv. (RY)

Dhitika - The fifth patriarch, who taught throughout India and also in Tokharia [RY]

Dhupe (from Skt. 'dhupaya', to fumigate, perfume with incense ). Incense. (RY)

Dhuti (Skt.). The central channel. [EMP] [RY]

Dhyana - meditation [RY]

Dhyana - (bsam gtan). Meditative absorption, concentration meditation, name of the fifth Perfection. Four Dhyanas and Formless States are taught. See The Light of Wisdom, Vol. 1, pages 170-174. (RY)

Dhyana - (bsam gtan). The fifth of the six paramitas which means 'steady mindfulness'. Can also refer to the state of concentrated mind with fixation and also the god realms produced through such mental concentration. See also under 'four dhyana states'. (RY)

dhyana - (bsam gtan); actual state of dhyana...; eight aspects of the main stage of the dhyanas...; four dhyanas, detailed; mundane dhyana; dhyana of abiding blissfully in this life; dhyana of rebirth; dhyana of serenity; ordinary and special main part of dhyana - (dngos gzhi tsam khyad); prerequisites for dhyana; special stage of dhyana; dhyanas which are common to the mundane paths; dhyana which delights tathagatas; the samadhi of the first dhyana; undefiled dhyana. see Index, pg 292, LW1. (RY)

Dhyana Realms - (bsam gtan gyi gnas ris). See also Four Dhyana Realms; First Dhyana Realm; Second Dhyana Realm; Third Dhyana Realm; Fourth Dhyana Realm. The Light of Wisdom. (RY)

Dhyana realms of the gods - (lha'i bsam gtan gyi ris). A meditative state of concentrated mind with fixation leads not to liberation but to being reborn as a god in the Realm of Form produced through such mental concentration. [RY]

Diamond Cutter Sutra - (Skt. Vajracchedika-prajnaparamita, Tib. 'phags pa shes rab kyi pha rol du phyin pa rdo rje gcod pa, T 16). [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Diamond Cutter Sutra - {rdo rje gcod pa}. Name of a sutra. Skt. Vajracchedika-prajnaparamita; Tib. {'phags pa shes rab kyi pha rol du phyin pa rdo rje gcod pa}. (RY)

Diamond Throne of India - (Skt. Vajrasana, Tib. rgya gar rdo rje gdan), now called Bodhgaya: the place where Lord Buddha Sakyamuni attained enlightenment and where the thousand Buddhas of this aeon attain enlightenment. (MR-ShabkarNotes pg. 681).

Diamond Throne of Ultimate Excellence - (nges legs rdo rje gdan) is enlightenment. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Diamond-hard resolutions - As explained by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, "unswerving determination" means that no matter what our parents, friends, or anyone else may think or say, no matter what adverse conditions may be, nothing can deter us from our resolve to practice the Dharma. "Indifference to what others may think of you," means that once we have achieved our goal--to practice Dharma--even if people have a poor opinion of us, criticize us for "wasting our time," or slander us, we should not care about it in the least. The "vajra of wisdom" is the awareness of the ultimate truth, which should accompany us at all times. See also Shabkar's Beneficial Moon (chos bshad gzhan phan zla ba), fols. 148-9. (MR-ShabkarNotes).

Digest of the Prajñaparamita in Eight Thousand Verses; (brgyad stong don bsdus). [PK] [RY]

Dignaga - Disciple of Vasubandhu, famed for his contributions to logic and epistemology [RY]

Dignaga - (phyogs glang). Fifth century author of Abhidharma Kosha. Disciple of Vasubandhu, famed for his contributions to pramana, logic and epistemology. Counted among the Six Ornaments which Beautify Jambudvipa, he is the holder of the transmission of valid cognition, which brings an end to confusion about meaning.[EMP] [RY]

Dignaga - [LW1] [RY]

Dilgo clan [LW1] [RY]

Dilgo Khyentse - (ldil mgo mkhyen brtse). See His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. [ZL] [RY]

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche - (skyabs rje ldil mgo mkhyen brtse rin po che). (b. 1910). Regarded by followers of all four schools as one of the foremost masters of Tibetan Buddhism. Among his other names are Rabsel Dawa and Tashi Paljor, and his tertön names Osel Trulpey Dorje and Pema Do-ngak Lingpa. His two root gurus were Shechen Gyaltsab Pema Namgyal and Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö. His collected works fill numerous volumes. [RY]

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, expl. of his lineage for Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo. [LW1] [RY]

diligence - [LW1] [RY]

Dipamkara Buddha. The Buddha who prophesied Shakyamuni's attainment of enlightenment. According to legend, in a past life when Buddha Shakyamuni was still treading the bodhisattva path, he brought some Lotus flowers to offer to Dipamkara Buddha, and spread his hair over a puddle so the ancient Buddha could pass it unsoiled. Upon doing that, he attained the realization of nonarising of dharmas and received the prophecy of his attainment of buddhahood. [RY]

Dipankara, the Light Giver Buddha - (mar me mdzad), is the protector of mariners. Sometimes also explained as the "One Who Became Buddha Through a Lamp," thus called because he planted the seed of Buddhahood by offering the light of a single lamp with pure aspiration. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Direct crossing - (thod rgal). The literal meaning of Tögal is to proceed directly to the goal without having to go through intermediate steps. [RY]

Direct Crossing of spontaneous presence - (lhun grub thod rgal). See Tögal. LW1 (RY)

Direct Crossing of Spontaneous Presence - {lhun grub thod rgal}. Dzogchen practice which leads to the attainment of the four visions. {thod rgal gyi snang ba bzhi}. (RY)

Directions, the ten - (dasha dish, phyogs bcu). i.e. All space. They are enumerated as the four cardinal and four intermediate points plus up and down. [RY]

Discerning Dharmas and Dharmata - (chos dang chos nyid rnam 'byed). [LW1] [RY]

Discerning Dharmas and Dharmata - (chos dang chos nyid rnam par 'byed pa). One of the Five Teachings of Maitreya. (RY)

Discerning the Middle and the Extremes - (dbus mtha' rnam 'byed). [LW1] (RY)

Discerning the Middle and the Extremes - (dbus mtha' rnam par 'byed pa). One of the Five Teachings of Maitreya. (RY)

disciple - (slob ma); characteristics of a disciple; explanation of the qualities of a disciple; six principal virtues of a disciple. [LW1] [RY]

discipline - (tshul khrims); discipline explained; four qualities of discipline; three types of discipline. [LW1] [RY]

Disciplines, Eight - see Eight Great Disciplines. [RY]

Disciplines - (tshul khrims). See vows and precepts. [RY]

discriminating knowledge - (shes rab). [LW1] [RY]

Discriminating wisdom - (so sor rtog pa'i ye shes). One of the five wisdoms. The transmutation of attachment. [RY]

discrimination. See also discriminating knowledge. [LW1] (RY)

Discriminative awareness - {shes rab}. The sixth transcendent perfection. [RY]

Dispeller of All Obstacles - (bar chad kun sel). See Lamey Tukdrub Barchey Künsel. (RY).

Display of Great Secret - (gsang chen rol pa). A charnel ground. [LW1] [RY]

Dissolution and emergence - (bsdu ldang). Two phases near the conclusion of yidam practice the purpose of which is to eliminate the tendencies to hold the wrong views of eternalism and nihilism. [RY]

Dissolution stages - (thim rim). A process of physical and mental dissolution that all sentient beings go through at various times, as when falling asleep and even in the moment of a sneeze. Here these stages refer chiefly to the process of dying. [RY]

Dissolution stages - (thim rim). In this book defined as three types: the gross dissolution of the elements, the subtle dissolution of the thought states, and the very subtle dissolution stages during the bardo of dharmata. For the last see also 'bardo of dharmata.' (The Bardo Guide) (RY)

distraction - ('du 'dzi) - twenty defects. LW1 (RY)

disturbed-mind consciousness - (nyon yid); forms cognitions which accept or reject. LW1 (RY)

disturbed-mind consciousness of formation - ('du byed kyi nyon yid). The all-ground consciousness does not recognize one's natural face as its own cognizant quality. In the first moment of subtle-mind consciousness, this disturbed-mind consciousness of formation stirs and labels objects seen, and thus are regarded as outer object(s), the manifest aspect, and labels the inner, empty aspect as being a separate self and other. (JOKYAB) LW1 (RY)

Disturbing emotions - (nyon mongs pa). The five poisons of desire, anger, delusion, pride, and envy which tire, disturb, and torment one's mind. The perpetuation of these disturbing emotions is one of the main causes of samsaric existence. [AL] [RY]

Divine activity - (Skt. - karman, Tib. - phrin las). see Action. [RY]

Divine eye - (lha yi mig). One of the superknowledges; the capacity to clearly see distant places. [RY]

Divine Valley Water - (gshong pa'i lha chu). Shongpey Lhachu. Even today, a place with clear and sweet water, situated near Lhasa in Central Tibet. [ZL] (RY)

Division of Mantra - (sngags kyi sde). dge bdun gyi sde - Divisions of the Sangha, Tibet: those with shaved heads and bare feet are the Division of Vinaya ('dul ba'i sde), and those with braided hair and white robes are the Division of Mantra (sngags kyi sde) (RY)

Division of Vinaya - ('dul ba'i sde). (RY)

Divisions of the Sangha - (dge bdun gyi sde): those with shaved heads and bare feet are the Division of Vinaya - ('dul ba'i sde), and those with braided hair and white robes are the Division of Mantra - (sngags kyi sde). (RY)

Do Drupchen Jigme Trinley Öser - (rdo grub chen jigs med phrin las 'od zer), see Translator's Introduction, note 48. (MR-ShabkarNotes)

Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje - (mdo mkhyen brtse ye shes rdo rje). A great master and tertön who was the mind emanation of Jigmey Lingpa. (RY)

Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje: 1800-1859?. [RY]

Do, Gyu and Sem - (RY)

dobdops - (rdob rdob), the famous guard-monks of the big monasteries around Lhasa, who would sometimes behave in a manner inconsistent with the rules of monastic life, acting almost like mercenaries. (MR-ShabkarNotes)

Doctrine guardians (chos skyong) - 1) Dharmapalas, Dharma protector, protectors of the Dharma, protective deity, guardians of the Dharma, protectors of the Buddhist teachings. 2) Dharma ruler; guardian of the teachings, defender of the faith, to protect by justice or as Dharma, protector, Dharmaraja, defender of Dharma; 3) oracle. (RY).

Dodrub Chen Rinpoche ('jigs med phrin las od zer) - Do Drupchen Jigmey Trinley Özer, alias Dola Kunsang Shenpen the first Dodrub Chen Rinpoche: 1745-1821. - LW1 (RY)

Dodrup Jigme Tenpai Nyima: 1865-1926. (MR)

Dodrup Tenpai Nyima: 1865-1926. (RY)

Dogen - Thirteenth century Zen monk, founder of the Soto Zen school. (RY)

Doha Khorsum - (do ha skor gsum) - the three mains "songs of realization" told by the Mahasiddha Saraha. The Doha for the King, the Doha for the Queen, and the Doha for the Subjects.

Doha, mystical songs of the great siddhas. (MR-ShabkarNotes)

Doha-kosha - (do ha mdzod). A collection of spontaneous vajra songs by the Indian masters of the Mahamudra lineage. [RY]

Dohas are the spontaneous spiritual songs of the Indian mahasiddhas and other accomplished masters. (MR-ShabkarNotes)

Dokham - (mdo khams), details of places in [LW1] [RY]

Dokham. [Daki] (RY)

Dokpa ceremony. [RY]

Dokpa ritual. [RY]

Dola Jigme Kalsang, disciple of 1st Dodrup, recognized Patrul Rinpoche as emanation of Palge Tulku, teacher of Chögyal Wang. MR

Dola Jigme Kalzang Chökyi Lodrö - (rdo bla 'jigs med skal bzang chos kyi blo gros). Together with Do Drupchen Trinley Öser (see Translator's Introduction, note 48), Dola Jigme recognized the tulku of Palge Samten Puntshok - (dpal dge bsam gtan phun tshogs), who became the celebrated master Dza Patrul Rinpoche, Orgyen Jigme Chökyi Wangpo - (dpal sprul o rgyan 'jigs med chos kyi dbang po, 1808-87). (MR-ShabkarNotes)

Dombi Heruka [LW1] [RY]

Dominant result - (bdag po'i 'bras bu) is that the area has little splendor, much hail and frost, abundant dust, deep undulations, *tshva sgo can*, disordered seasons, little crops, deep abysses, lack of water. [RY]

Don - (gdon). A negative force; a type of evil spirit.[AL] [RY]

Döndrub Tulku - [LW1] [RY]

Do-ngak Lingpa. See Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. [LW1] [RY]

Dönwa Donden, Karmapa VI: 1416-1453. [RY]

Döny Dorje, also Donyö Dorje overthrow the Phagmodrupa rule, the Rinpongpa rule begins, (for 130 years). (MR)

Doors of Deliverance, three; Skt. - vimoksa mukha, (rnam par thar pa'i sgo). Emptiness, Signlessness, and Wishlessness. (RY)

doors, three - (sgo gsum). body, speech, and mind. [RY]

Döpel, Dopel - ('dod dpal) was a famous goldsmith and ironsmith workshop at the foot of the Potala. (MR-ShabkarNotes)

Dorbeb. Abbreviated form of the 5th of 'bebs lnga, (rdo rje thog 'bebs). (RY)

Dordrag Rigdzin Chenpo - (rdor brag rig 'dzin chen po), Pema Trinley (1641-1718), a reincarnation of Nanam Dudjom Dorje - (sna nam pa rdo rje bdud 'joms). [RY]

Dorje Bechon. [RY]

Dorje Drag, also Dorje Drak...Monastery - (rdo rje brag). [LW1] [RY]

Dorje Drag lineage - (rdo rje brag) Monastery: 1) Rigdzin Gödem - (rig 'dzin rgod kyi ldem phru can), alias Ngodrup Gyaltsen - (dngos grub rgyal mtshan), 1337-1408. 2) Ngari Penchen Pema Wangyal (1487-1542), who first identified this site as Dorje Drag. It is called this because of a round stone present here with a blue crossed-vajra on it, and this is according to Guru Rinpoche's predictions. By spending one night on the site his life was extended by 12 years. He gave the name of E-wam Chog Gar (e wam lcog sgar) to the site. 3) Dordrag Rigdzin II Legden Dorje, younger brother of Ngari Penchen, and like him a Tertön, was the second Gödem (Rigdzin II). Together with Changdag Tashi Topgyal, who was the reincarnation of Ngari Penchen, he established the Thekchog Ling Monastery. 4) Rigdzin III was Dordrag Rigdzin III, Ngagi Wangpo; (1580-1639), son and disciple of Tashi Topgyal, vastly extended Dorje Drag and was the first Rigdzin (rig 'dzin) to occupy this throne.

His disciple Yolmo Tendzin Norbu, (3rd incarnation of Yolmo Shakya Sangpo), who ruled the monastery after the Rigdzin passed away and recognized Rigdzin IV. 5) Rigdzin IV, the famed scholar saint Dordrag Rigdzin IV Pema Trinley (1641-1718) disciple of the 5th Dalai Lama, Zurchen Choying Rangdrol, Sönam Chöden, Lhatsün Namkha Jigme, and of Minling Terchen, wrote 13 Volumes of essential commentaries. He then fell to the Jonggar invaders. 6) Dordrag Rigdzin V Kalsang Pema Wangchuk (see Dorje Drak);. He is said to have been a centenary, and had a great activity. 7) Dordrag Rigdzin VI Kunsang Gyurme Lhündrub;, an accomplished teacher, who did not live long. 8) Dordrag Rigdzin VII Ngawang Jampel Mingyur Lhündrub Dorje, became very learned but passed away at the age of 25. 9)Dordrag Rigdzin VIII Kalsang Pema Wangyal, an accomplished teacher who demonstrated many miracles. (RY)

10) Dordrag Rigdzin IX Thubten Chöwang Namnyi Dorje (1884-1932), went to Kham and had many disciples. 11) Dordrag Rigdzin X Jetsün Thubten Jigme Namdrol Gyatso (1936-), disciple of 'go tsha mkhan chen theg mchog bstan 'dzin, Minling Khen Rinpoche and H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche. (These few details were taken from the bod yul gangs can gyi ljongs su snga 'gyur bka' gter gyi chos brgyud 'dzin pa'i gdan sa chen po thub bstan rdo rje brag e wam lcog sgar ba'i chos brgyud dang gdan rabs bcas kyi lo rgyus mdor bsdus) by Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche. (MR)

Dorje Drak (rdo rje brag) - is the main center for the practice of the Northern Terma tradition, the collection of spiritual treasures rediscovered by Rigdzin Gödem (rig 'dzin rgod kyi ldem phru can, 1337-1408, see NS, pp.780-783). It was Ngari Panchen Pema Wangyal (mnga' ris pan chen pad ma dbang rgyal, 1487-1542) who, following Guru Rinpoche's predictions, first identified the site of Dorje Drak, the "Vajra Rock" (thus called because of a round stone with a blue crossed-vajra on it). The monastery was actually founded by Rigdzin III, Ngagi Wangpo (ngag gi dbang po, 1580-1639) in 1632. See also chap.9, note 41 in (MR-ShabkarNotes)

The fifth Great Vidyadhara of Dorje Drak (rdor brag rig 'dzin chen po), Kalsang Pema Wangchuk (skal bzang pad ma dbang phyug), also known as rdo rje thogs med rtsal). Born in 1719 he is said to have lived to over a hundred years. He was the 5th reincarnation of Rigdzin Gödem (rig 'dzin rgod ldem, 1337-1408) and the immediate reembodiment of the famed Rigdzin IV Pema Trinley (rig 'dzin pad ma phrin las, 1641-1717). (MR-ShabkarNotes)

Dorje Drak Monastery. [RY]

Dorje Drakpo Tsal (rdo rje drag po rtsal). "Wrathful Vajra Power". A wrathful form of Guru Rinpoche and one of the twelve manifestions. Also "Powerful Vajra Wrath". Also see in The Light of Wisdom, Vol.1, in the index under Dorje Drakpo Tsal: details of revelation; expl. ultimate meaning of; Innermost Cycle; innermost sadhana (yang gsang sgrub pa rdo rje drag rtsal); Padmasambhava's manifestation; Powerful Vajra Wrath; secret cycle. The Light of Wisdom, Vol. 1. (RY)

Dorje Drakpo Tsal. A Mind-terma tertön of the eighteenth century. Peter Roberts

Dorje Draktsal (rdo rje drag rtsal). Same as 'Dorje Drakpo Tsal.' [RY]

Dorje Draktsal, the secret practice. Powerful Vajra Wrath A wrathful form of Guru Rinpoche. Primer (RY)

Dorje Dröllo (rdo rje drod lo)- A wrathful form of Padmasambhava; especially for subduing evil forces and concealing termas for the welfare of future generations. [ZL] [RY]

Dorje Drolö (rdo rje gro lod); one of the eight manifestations; thirteen Tiger's Nests LW1 (RY)

Dorje Dudjom (rdo rje bdud 'joms). Same as Dorje Dudjom Tsal. [RY]

Dorje Düdjom - means 'Indestructible Subduer of Mara.' [LW1] [RY]

Dorje Dudjom of Nanam (sna nam pa rdo rje bdud 'joms). One of king Trisong Deutsen's ministers, sent to Nepal to invite Padmasambhava to Tibet. A mantrika who had reached perfection in the two stages, the development stage and completion stage, he could fly with the speed of the wind and traverse solid matter. Rigdzin Gödem (1337-1408) and Pema Trinley (1641-1718), the great vidyadhara of Dorje Drak Monastery in central Tibet, are both considered reincarnations of Dorje Dudjom. Dorje Dudjom means 'Indestructible Subduer of Mara.' [AL] [RY]

Dorje Dudjom Tsal (rdo rje bdud 'joms rtsal). One of the 25 Disciples of Guru Rinpoche. [RY]

Dorje Lingpa (rdo rje gling pa) (1346-1405) - was one of five major revealers of hidden treasures in Tibet renowned as the Five Tertön Kings. (RY) (MR)

Dorje Lobpön (rdo rje slob dpon) - The Tibetan word for vajra master. Primer & The Light of Wisdom, Vol. 1. (RY)

Dorje Phurba (rdo rje phur pa), or Vajra Kilaya. One of the main meditational deities, or yidam, of Nyingma and other traditions, whose specific quality is to dispel all obstacles on the path of enlightenment. (MR-ShabkarNotes)

Dorje Tötreng Tsal (rdo rje thod phreng rtsal). Same as Guru Rinpoche. (RY)

Dorje Ziji Tsal. See Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. LW1 (RY)


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