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Empowered Aspiration (smon lam dbang bskur). One of the six or nine lineages of the Nyingma School. [RY]

Empowerment (abhiseka, dbang (bskur (ba))). The four empowerments, consecrations or initiations are the Flask, Secret, Wisdom-knowledge and Word Empowerments of Anuttara yoga tantra. [RY]

empowerment (dbang). See four empowerments [LW1] [RY]

Empowerment (dbang). The conferring of power or authorization to practice the Vajrayana teachings, the indispensable entrance door to tantric practice. [RY]

Empowerment (dbang). The conferring of power or authorization to practice the Vajrayana teachings, the indispensable entrance door to tantric practice. Empowerment gives control over one's innate vajra body, vajra speech and vajra mind and the authority to regard forms as deity, sounds as mantra and thoughts as wisdom. See also 'four empowerments.' [Bardo Guide 91] [RY]

Empowerment (dbang). The conferring of power or authorization to practice the Vajrayana teachings, the indispensable entrance door to tantric practice. Empowerment gives control over one's innate vajra body, vajra speech and vajra mind and the authority to regard forms as deity, sounds as mantra and thoughts as wisdom. See also 'four empowerments.' [ZL] [RY]

Empowerment {dbang}. The authorization to practice the Vajrayana teachings. [RY]

Empowerment of awareness display (rig pa'i rtsal gyi dbang). The empowerment for practicing Dzogchen. Sometimes it also refers to the realization achieved through Dzogchen practice. [RY]

Empowerment of Direct Anointment (rgyal thabs spyi blugs kyi dbang). The act of bestowing the four empowerments condensed into one, transferring the totality of blessings, just as a king would empower the crown prince to wield total authority. [ZL] [RY]

Empowerment of the Expression of Awareness (rig pa'i rtsal gyi dbang). The empowerment for practicing Dzogchen. Sometimes it also refers to stage of realization achieved through Dzogchen practice. [ZL] [RY]

Emptiness (stong pa nyid). The fact that phenomena and the ego are empty of, or lack, independent true existence. [RY]

emptiness (stong pa nyid); endowed with the supreme of all aspects; of perceived objects; of perceiver and individual self; of the examining mind [LW1] [RY]

emptiness See sunyata. [Rain of Wisdom]

Emptiness, Signlessness and Wishlessness (shunyata, animitta, apranihita). The three Deliverances, or Doors of Deliverance. [RY]

emptiness; endowed with the supreme of all aspects; of perceived objects; of perceiver and individual self; of the examining mind [LWx] [RY]

Empty and luminous dharmata (chos nyid stong gsal). A synonym for buddha nature, the enlightened essence within all beings. [ZL] [RY]

Empty luminosity (stong pa'i 'od gsal). The unmanifest aspect of luminosity. [RY]

Enchanting Mound (bde byed brtsegs pa) [ZL] [RY]

Energy. See Effort [RY]

engaging consciousnesses ('jug pa'i rnam shes) [LW1] [RY]

Engaging consciousnesses ('jug pa'i rnam shes) are the five sense consciousnesses. [RY]

engaging consciousnesses ('jug pa'i rnam shes); expl. [LWx] [RY]

ENHANCEMENT (bogs 'don). Various practices with the purpose of stabilizing insight. According to Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, the main enhancement practice is the cultivation of devotion and compassion.[AL] [RY]

Enlightened essence (bde gshegs snying po, sugata garbha). In this book, used as a synonym for 'buddha nature.' [RY]

Enlightened essence (bde gshegs snying po, sugata garbha). In this book, used as a synonym for 'buddha nature.' [Bardo Guide 91] [RY]

Enlightened ones (sangs rgyas). Same as 'buddhas.' [RY]

Enlightenment (byang chub). Usually the same as the state of buddhahood but sometimes also the lower stages of enlightenment of an arhant or pratyekabuddha. [RY]

Enlightenment (byang chub; Skt. bodhi). Usually the same as the state of buddhahood characterized by perfection of the accumulations of merit and wisdom, and by the removal of the two obscurations but sometimes also the lower stages of enlightenment of an arhant or a pratyekabuddha. [RY]

Enlightenment (Skt. bodhi, byang chub) the state of Buddhahood characterized by perfection of the accumulations of merit and wisdom, and by the removal of the two obscurations. [RY]

Enlightenment {byang chub}. Skt. bodhi. Purification of all obscurations and realization of all good qualities. [RY]

Enlightenment, Awakening (bodhi, byang chub). Awakening to Buddhahood from the sleep of ignorance, perfect knowledge. [RY]

Ennin - Ninth century Japanese monk who traveled in China, returning with Pure Land teachings [RY]

Ennin - Ninth century Japanese monk who traveled in China, returning with Pure Land teachings. [Tarthang]

Ensuing perception (rjes snang). The perceptions or appearances perceived during the postmeditation state. [RY]

Entering the Middle Way, Madhyamakavatara (dbu ma la 'jug pa), quotation from [LW1] [RY]

Entering the Middle Way; Madhyamakavatara ('jug pa), quotation from [LWx] [RY]

Entering the Path of Wisdom; colophon from; expl.; notes from [LWx] [RY]

Entering the Path of Wisdom; colophon from; opening verses from [LW1] [RY]

Enthusiastic faith (dang ba'i dad pa). One the three kinds of faith. A sense of strong admiration. [RY]

Entrustments (bka' gtad). Short empowerment ritual, usually for receiving the blessings of the body, speech and mind of the deity.[EMP] [RY] enumerated imagined phenomena(rnam grangs pa'i kun brtags) [LW1] [RY]

Epagsha of Drugu (gru gu e pag sha). One of the first Tibetans to take ordination; received transmission from Hungkara in India together with Namkhai Nyingpo. [ZL] [RY]

Epitome of Teachings Scripture (bka' lung gi spyi chings). One of the Eighteen Major Scriptures of the Mind Section of Dzogchen. [ZL] [RY]

Epitomized Great Space Empowerment Tantra (nam mkha' che dbang gi gal mdo'i rgyud). One of The Twenty-five Tantras of the Great Perfection taught by Shri Singha to Vairochana. [ZL] [RY]

Equal taste (ro mnyam). A high level of realization; perceiving the empty nature of all things. [ZL] [RY]

Equanimity [RWB]

Equilibrium of cessation ('gog pa'i snyoms 'jug). The meditative state entered by an arhant after all disturbing emotions have ceased. It is not considered the ultimate goal by the Mahayana schools. [RY]

Essence Chiti Tantra (snying po spyi ti'i rgyud). One of the Twenty-five Tantras of the Great Perfection taught by Shri Singha to Vairochana. [ZL] [RY]

ESSENCE KAYA (ngo bo nyid kyi sku); Skt. svabhavikakaya. The 'essence body,' sometimes counted as the fourth kaya, and constituting the unity of the three kayas. Jamgön Kongtrül defines it as the aspect of dharmakaya which is 'the nature of all phenomena, emptiness devoid of all constructs and endowed with the characteristic of natural purity.'[AL] [RY]

Essence kaya (ngo bo nyid kyi sku; Skt. svabhavikakaya). The 'essence body.' Sometimes counted as the fourth kaya, the unity of the three kayas. Jamgön Kongtrül defines it as the aspect of dharmakaya which is 'the nature of all phenomena, emptiness devoid of all constructs and endowed with the characteristic of natural purity.' [RY]

Essence kaya; Skt. svabhavikakaya (ngo bo nyid kyi sku). The 'essence body.' Sometimes counted as the fourth kaya, the unity of the three kayas. [RY]

Essence Mahamudra (snying po'i phyag chen). The essential view of Mahamudra introduced directly and without being dependent upon philosophical reasoning: 'Sutra Mahamudra,' or yogic practices: 'Mantra Mahamudra.' [RY]

Essence mantra (snying po'i sngags). The short form of the mantra of a yidam deity as opposed to the longer dharani mantra; for example 'om mani padme hung.' [RY]

ESSENCE MANTRA (snying po'i sngags). The short form of the mantra of a yidam deity as opposed to the longer dharani mantra; for example 'om mani padme hung.'[AL] [RY]

Essence of Accomplishment (not found*) [ZL] [RY]

Essence of awareness (rig ngo). Same as the nature of mind. [RY]

Essence of Discipline (snying po rtul zhugs). [ZL] [RY]

essence of inter-dependence" mantra [Peter Roberts]

Essence of Knowledge (shes rab snying po). [ZL] [RY]

Essence of Secrets (gsang ba'i snying po), Guhyagarbha. The widely renowned tantra of the Early Translations which, according to Jamgön Kongtrül, is the chief of the Eighteen Mahayoga Tantras, exalted above them all like the banner of victory. The first text in Vol. PHA of the Nyingma Gyübum. A great number of commentaries on this tantra is found in the Nyingma Kama collection. [ZL] [RY]

Essence of Secrets. See Guhyagarbha Tantra [LW1] [RY]

Essence of Secrets; also known as Guhyagarbha Tantra [LWx] [RY]

Essence of the Vinaya-Ocean, ('dul ba rgya mtsho'i snying po) is an important text on the Vinaya written by Je Tsongkhapa. The Hundred Thousand Anecdotes on the Origin of the Vinaya ('dul ba'i gleng 'bum), written by Gedun Drup (dge 'dun grub, 1391-1474), is a narration of the events and circumstances that prompted Lord Buddha to formulate the various monastic rules. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Essence Practice (phrin las snying po). A longer version of guru sadhana according to Lamey Tukdrub Barchey Künsel. [RY]

Essence Tantra (snying po'i rgyud). [EMP] [RY]

Essence Tantra of the Expanse of Bliss (thig le bde ba klong gi rgyud). A Mahayoga scripture. [ZL] [RY]

essence, nature and capacity. The three aspects of the sugatagarbha according to the Dzogchen system. Essence (ngo bo) is the primordially pure wisdom of emptiness. The nature (rang bzhin) is the spontaneously present wisdom of cognizance (gsal ba). The capacity (thugs rje) is the all-pervasive wisdom of indivisibility. This is, ultimately, the identity of the Three Roots, the Three Jewels and the three kayas.[Primer] [RY]

essence, nature and capacity; as object of refuge [LWx] [RY]

Essence, nature, and capacity (ngo bo rang bzhin thugs rje). The three aspects of the sugatagarbha according to the Dzogchen system. Essence (ngo bo) is the primordially pure wisdom of emptiness. The nature (rang bzhin) is the spontaneously present wisdom of cognizance (gsal ba). The capacity (thugs rje) is the all-pervasive wisdom of indivisibility. This is, ultimately, the identity of the Three Roots, the Three Jewels and the three kayas. [RY]

Essence, nature, and expression (gshis gdangs rtsal). The three aspects of the sugatagarbha according to the Mahamudra system. [RY]

essence. See 'essence, nature and capacity.'[Primer] [RY]

Essence-extract (bcud len), Skt. rasayana). A practice which sustains the living body with the essences of medicinal plants, minerals, and elemental energy in order to purify the body, heighten concentration and avoid the diversions of seeking ordinary material food. [ZL] [RY]

essences. See also channels, winds, and essences; white and red [LW1] [RY]

essences; white and red [LWx] [RY]

Essential nature of things (dngos po gshis kyi gnas lugs). See 'suchness.' [RY]

Established Doctrines (gtan la dbab pa); aspect of excellent speech [LW1] [RY]

Eternal Sky (g.yung drung nam mkha'). Tthe name could indicate a Bönpo text. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Eternalism (rtag lta). The belief that there is a permanent and causeless creator of everything; in particular, that one's identity or consciousness has a concrete essence which is independent, everlasting and singular. [RY]

eternalism and nihilism. Eternalism is the belief that there is a permanent and causeless creator of everything; in particular, that one's identity or consciousness has a concrete essence which is independent, everlasting and singular. Nihilism in this context is literally 'the view of discontinuance.' The extreme view of nothingness: no rebirth or karmic effects, and the nonexistence of a mind after death.[Primer] [RY]

Eternity and destruction (rtag dang chad pa). The two Extreme views. [RY]

evam maya shrutam ekasmin samaye (di skad bdag gis thos pa dus gcig na) [LW1] [RY]

evam maya; meaning of [LW1] [RY]

Even cross-legged posture, sama-paryanka (mnyam pa'i skyil mo krung)., according to Geshe Kayang 'The ordinary cross-legged posture'; perhaps the same as sattva-paryanka. [RY]

Ever Excellent Vidyadhara (kun bzang rig 'dzin). Same as Guru Rinpoche. [RY]

Ever-crying (rtag tu ngu), Sadaprarudita, (see The Perfection of Wisdom in 8,000 Lines (RiBa), Chapter XXX — Sadaprarudita (RiBa);) and the "Youth Excellent Wealth" (gzhon nu nor bzang), Sudhana, are the names of the exemplary disciples who never hesitated to endure any amount of hardship in order to meet their teacher, be accepted by him, and receive his teaching. See Bruyat et al. 1987, 162-66, and Bruyat et al. 1994. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Ever-Excellent conduct (kun tu bzang po'i spyod pa). [RY]

Ever-Excellent Lady (kun tu bzang mo), Skt. Samantabhadri). 'The All-good,' the mother of all the buddhas of the three times; the female counterpart of the dharmakaya buddha Samantabhadra. She symbolizes emptiness and dharmadhatu. [ZL] [RY]

evil deeds (S: papa; T: sdig pa) Actions which tend to lead one away from enlightenment. The Buddhist equivalent to "sin." [Rain of Wisdom]

Evil deeds (sdig pa). See 'ten negative actions.' [RY]

evil demons of destruction. (sri ngan) "Evil demons of destruction" is here translating "sri ngan". The Si is in fact a kind of spirit in the native Tibetan tradition, that is described as having an animal's head. In fact there are numerous kinds of them, each kind afflicting a certain aspect of humanity, such as children, old people, Vajrayana practitioners, wealth, herds, etc. [Peter Roberts]

Evil spirit (graha, gdon). [RY]

Evil, sin (papa, sdig (pa)). Unwholesome karma. [RY]

Ewam (Skt.) These two syllables represent the union of emptiness and compassion, emptiness and bliss, or means and knowledge.[EMP] [RY]

ewam maya shutam samaya ekasmin; expl. [LWx] [RY]

ewam maya; meaning of [LWx] [RY]

Exaggeration and denigration (sgro btags skur 'debs). Attaching existence or attributes to something which does not have them + underestimating the existence or attributes of something which does have them. [RY]

Exalted Palo Temple (a rya pa lo'i gling). A temple at Samye. [ZL] [RY]

Excellent Conduct (bzang po spyod pa). [ZL] [RY]

excellent speech (gsung rab), twelve aspects [LW1] [RY]

Exhaling the stale breath (rlung ro bsal). A yogic exercise which should be learned through oral instruction from one's teacher. [RY]

Exhaustion of dharmata. [RY]

Exhaustion of phenomena beyond concepts (chos zad blo 'das). The fourth of the four visions of Dzogchen. Same as 'complete and perfect enlightenment.' [RY]

exhaustion of phenomena in dharmata (chos nyid zad pa) corresponds to the reabsorption of all phenomena into the absolute nature, which occurs simultaneously with ultimate realization and represents the fourth and final stage of Thögal practice. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Existence and peace (srid zhi). Synonymous with samsara and nirvana. [RY]

Existence and quiescence (srid pa dang zhi ba). See existence and peace. [RY]

Expanse {dbyings}. The expanse of reality. Skt. dhatu. [RY]

Expedient and definitive meaning (drang don dang nges don). The expedient meaning refers to conventional teachings on karma, path and result designed to lead the practitioner to the 'definitive meaning,' the insight into emptiness, suchness, and buddha nature. [ZL] [RY]

expedient meaning (drang don) [LW1] [RY]

Expedient meaning (drang don). The teachings on conventional meaning designed to lead the practitioner to the 'definitive meaning.' [RY]

expedient meaning (drang don); expl.; of homage; [LWx] [RY]

Expel the dead breath three times. Expelling the dead breath: This is the removal of residual, stale breath that accumulates in the lungs. A breathing practice is taught which enables one to remove it. [Peter Roberts]

Experience (nyams). Usually refers to the temporary experiences of bliss, clarity and nonthought produced through meditation practice. Specifically, one of the three stages: intellectual understanding, experience, and realization. [RY]

Experience and realization (nyams rtogs). An expression used for insight and progress on the path. 'Experience' refers to temporary meditation experiences and 'realization' to unchanging understanding of the nature of things. [RY]

Experience of attainment (thob pa'i nyams). The third of the three stages of appearance, increase and attainment. [RY]

Experience of increase (mched pa'i nyams). The second of the stages of appearance, increase and attainment. [RY]

explanation in terms of ground, path and fruition [LW1] [RY]

explanation of literal meaning [LW1] [RY]

Exposition ('chad), debate (rtsod), and composition (rtsom): these are said to be the three main activities connected with spreading the Dharma. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Exposition Tantra (bshad rgyud) [LW1] [RY]

Exposition Tantra (bshad rgyud). The gsang 'dus bshad rgyud, also called the Vajra Garland (rdo rje phreng ba). [RY]

Exposition Tantra (bshad rgyud); quotation from [LWx] [RY]

Exposition Tantra of Guhyasamaja (gsang ba 'dus pa'i bshad rgyud); synonym for the Tantra that Prophesies Realization [LW1] [RY]

Exposition Tantra of Guhyasamaja (gsang ba 'dus pa'i bshad rgyud); quotation from; synonym for the Tantra that Prophesies Realization; synonyms for [LWx] [RY]

Exposition Tantra of the Two Segments (brtag gnyis bshad rgyud); See also Sambhuti [LW1] [RY]

Exposition Tantra of the Two Segments (brtag gnyis bshad rgyud); also known as Sambhuti [LWx] [RY]

Expression manifest in manifold ways (rtsal sna tshogs su snang ba). The third of the three aspects of sugatagarbha: essence, nature, expression. [RY]

expression of awareness (rig pa'i rtsal) [LW1] [RY]

expression of awareness (rig pa'i rtsal) [LWx] [RY]

Extensive Prajñaparamita; (yum rgyas pa). [PK] [RY]

Extensive Sayings (shin tu rgyas pa'i sde); aspect of excellent speech [LW1] [RY]

Extensive, medium or condensed root empowerments (rtsa dbang rgyas 'bring bsdus gsum). These empowerments can be received from any master who holds the lineage. [RY]

Extracting essences (bcud len). Skt. rasayana). A yogic practice of living of the essences of medicinal plants, minerals, and elemental energy in order to purify the body, highten concentration and avoid the diversions of seeking ordinary material food. [RY]

Extreme of eternalism (rtag mtha'). See 'eternalism.' [RY]

Extreme of nihilism (chad lta). See 'nihilism.' [RY]

Extremes, two (anta, mtha'; or rtag chad). The wrong views of eternalism (shashvata bdrsti) and annihilationism (uccheda drsti), lit. that the personal self is eternal or that it truly ceases to exist, but often generalized to include all over or under estimation of just how much anything can be said to exist. [RY]

Eye of Dharma (chos kyi mig). The faculty that sees reality without obscurations. [ZL] [RY]

Eyes (spyan) / mig. The five eyes known as the physical eye, divine eye, eye of discriminating knowledge, Dharma eye and Buddha eye. [RY]

eyes (spyan); as accomplishment, see five eyes [LW1] [RY]

eyes of the world ('jig rten mig). Lotsawa, translators [RY]

eyes; see 'five eyes' [LWx] [RY]



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