Esoteric Instruction

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Esoteric Instruction (man ngag)

  • The esoteric or pith instructions (Skt. upadeśa) are a practical form of guidance targetted directly at the spiritual progress of specific individuals (when used in the Buddhist context) or diagnostic methods (when used in the medical or divinatory context). They are considered "esoteric" in the sense that they have been secretly or confidentially transmitted from teacher to student. GD (from the Glossary to Tibetan Elemental Divination Paintings)