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Four mind-changings (blo ldog rnam bzhi). 1) The freedoms and riches comprising the precious human body that are so difficult to find. 2) Impermanence and death. 3) Karma, the law of cause and effect. 4) The sufferings of samsara. Reflecting on these four topics regarding the facts of life, causes one's mind to change and be directed towards Dharma practice. [RY]

Four mind-changings (blo ldog rnam bzhi). 1) The freedoms and riches comprising the precious human body that are so difficult to find. 2) Impermanence and death. 3) Karma, the law of cause and effect. 4) The sufferings of samsara. Reflecting on these four topics regarding the facts of life, causes one's mind to change and be directed towards Dharma practice.[Primer] [RY]

Four mind-changings (blo ldog rnam bzhi). 1). The freedoms and riches that are so difficult to find, 2). impermanence and death, 3). karma, the law of cause and effect, 4). the defects of samsara. Reflecting on these four topics regarding the facts of life, causes one's mind to change and be directed towards Dharma practice. [RY]

Four modes (tshul bzhi) are the 1) literal (tshig), 2) general (spyi), 3) hidden (sbas), and the 4) ultimate (mthar thug). [RY]

FOUR MODES (tshul bzhi). Four levels of meaning: the literal, the general, the hidden, and the ultimate.[AL] [RY]

four modes (tshul bzhi); concerning Wisdom Essence; detailed expl.; listing of; summary of [LWx] [RY]

four modes (tshul bzhi); concerning Wisdom Essence; detailed; listing of; summary of [LW1] [RY]

Four mudras (phyag rgya bzhi). Four aspects of tantric practice. [RY]

four nadi-wheels [LW1] [RY]

Four Noble Truths - suffering, cause of suffering, ending of suffering, and the eightfold path to liberation from suffering. [RY]

Four noble truths ('phags pa'i bden pa bzhi). The four truths are the truth of suffering, of origin, of the cessation, and of the path. The truth of suffering refers to the world and the beings. The truth of origin refers to karmic actions and disturbing emotions. The truth of cessation is state of having relinquished both the karmas and disturbing emotions along with their effects. The truth of the path is the paths and levels of Buddhism, the ultimate solution to suffering. The truth of suffering is like a sickness, the truth of origin is the cause of the sickness, the truth of cessation is like having recovered from the sickness, and the truth of the path is like following a cure for the sickness. These four truths can be understood in increasingly deeper ways as the practitioner progresses through the three vehicles.[Primer] [RY]

four noble truths (bden pa bzhi). 1) The truth of suffering, 2) of the origin of suffering (the obscuring emotions), 3) of the cessation of suffering, and 4) of the path to achieve this cessation. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Four noble truths ('phags pa'i bden pa bzhi). The four truths are the truth of suffering, of origin, of the cessation, and of the path. The truth of suffering refers to the world and the beings. The truth of origin refers to karmic actions and disturbing emotions. The truth of cessation is state of having relinquished both the karmas and disturbing emotions along with their effects. The truth of the path is the paths and levels of Buddhism, the ultimate solution to suffering. The truth of suffering is like a sickness, the truth of origin is the cause of the sickness, the truth of cessation is like having recovered from the sickness, and the truth of the path is like following a cure for the sickness. These four truths can be understood in increasingly deeper ways as the practitioner progresses through the three vehicles. [Bardo Guide 91] [RY]

Four Noble Truths ('phags pa'i bden pa bzhi). The truth of suffering, origin, path, and cessation. [RY]

four obscurations (sgrib bzhi) [LW1] [RY]

Four Oceans of the Universal Mother Deities (ma mo srid pa'i mtsho bzhi). [ZL] [RY]

Four of daily activities (spyod lam bzhi). Walking, moving about, lying down and sitting. [RY]

four ornaments (rgyan bzhi). Four classical themes on old brocades--the elephant hastina symbolizing strength; the deer sharana symbolizing compassion; the sea monster patrana, which purified desire; and the garuda karuna, which purified ignorance. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Four Ornaments (rgyan bzhi): four classical themes of old brocades--the elephant, hastina, symbolizing strength; the deer, sharana, symbolizing compassion; the sea monster, patrana who purified desire; and the Garuda, karuna, who purified ignorance. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Four paramitas (phar phyin bzhi). The last four of the ten paramitas: Skillful means, strength, aspiration and wisdom. [RY]

Four Particularly Important Instructions (khyad par du gal che ba'i gdams pa bzhi). [ZL] [RY]

Four patron deities of the Kadampas (bka' gdams lha bzhi): Buddha Sakyamuni, Avalokitesvara, Vajra Achala, and Tara. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Four philosophical schools (grub mtha' bzhi). See 'philosophical schools.' [Bardo Guide 91] [RY]

Four philosophical schools (grub mtha' bzhi). Vaibhashika, Sautrantika, Cittamatra, and Madhyamika. [RY]

Four Philosophical Schools (grub mtha' bzhi); listing of viewpoints regarding the sugata essence [LW1] [RY]

Four Philosophical Schools; listing of viewpoints regarding the sugata essence [LWx] [RY]

four preferences of the noble ones ('phags pa'i rigs bzhi). Simple food, simple clothing, simple dwelling-place, simple possessions. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Four Profound Cycles of Guru Sadhana (zab mo'i bla sgrub skor bzhi). See Four Cycles of Guru Sadhana [LW1] [RY]

Four Profound Cycles of Heart Practice. See Four Cycles of Guru Sadhana [LW1] [RY]

Four Protector Temples (mgon khang bzhi). [ZL] [RY]

Four pure notions (dag pa'i 'du shes bzhi). Regarding oneself as a sick person, the teacher as a doctor, the teaching as a medicine and the practice as the act of following the cure. [RY]

Four realms of infinite perception (skye mched mu bzhi kyi gnas ris). Same as the 'four Formless Realms.' [RY]

Four Remati Sisters (re ma ti mched bzhi). [ZL] [RY]

four renowned lakes (grags pa'i mtsho chen brgyad), listing of [LW1] [RY]

Four results of spiritual practice (dge sbyor gyi 'bras bu bzhi). See 'shravaka.' [ZL] [RY]

four right discriminations (so so yang dag rig pa bzhi); listing of [LWx] [RY]

four right endeavors (yang dag par spong ba bzhi); listing of [LW1] [RY]

four right endeavors; listing of [LWx] [RY]

Four right exertions (yang dag spong ba bzhi). To avoid giving rise to nonvirtuous qualities, to abandon the ones that have arisen, to give rise to virtuous qualities, and to avoid letting the ones that have arisen degenerate. They are perfected on the medium stage of the path of accumulation. [RY]

four ripening empowerments (smin byed kyi dbang bzhi); See four empowerments [LW1] [RY]

four ripening empowerments; see also 'four empowerments'; [LWx] [RY]

Four Rivers of Empowerment (dbang gi chu bo bzhi); received by Padmasambhava [LW1] [RY]

Four Rivers of Lower Dokham; listing of [LW1] [RY]

Four rivers of samsara: Whatever is born will die,, Whatever is gathered will be dispersed,, Whatever is joined will come apart,, Whatever ascends will fall down. [MR]

Four rivers of Secret Mantra (gsang sngags chu bo bzhi'i bka' babs). Yidam, tantra scripture, spiritual friend and awareness display. [RY]

Four Rivers of the Transmission; (bka'i chu bo bzhi): 1) dkyus bshad gzhung gi chu bo which comprises 'grel ba, ti ka and stong thun. 2) snyan brgyud gdams ngag gi chu bo, which comprises gnad yig and dmar khrid. 3) byin rlabs dbang gi chu bo, which comprises the ways to bestow the empowerment (bskur thabs) and the introduction to the nature (ngo sprod). 4) phyag bzhes phrin las kyi chu bo, which comprises bstan srung and drag sngags. (shes bya mdzod E p.510) [MR]

Four Rivers; listing of [LWx] [RY]

FOUR ROOT PRECEPTS (rtsa ba bzhi). To refrain from killing, stealing, lying, and sexual misconduct.[AL] [RY]

four root precepts (rtsa sdom bzhi). Not taking lives, not taking what is not given, not lying, and not engaging in sexual misconduct. [RY]

four root precepts. Not taking lives, not taking what is not given, not lying, and not engaging in sexual misconduct.[Primer] [RY]

four samadhis. See four immeasurables [LW1] [RY]

four samadhis; alias 'four immeasurables'; expl. [LWx] [RY]

Four Scriptures and the Summation (mdo bzhi sdom dang lnga). The major scriptures of Anu Yoga. Listed in Chapter 12. [ZL] [RY]

four seals (phyag rgya bzhi); listing of [LW1] [RY]

four seals (phyag rgya bzhi); listing of [LWx] [RY]

Four sections of tantra (rgyud sde bzhi). Kriya, Charya, Yoga, and Anuttara Yoga. [RY]

Four Semo Sisters (bse mo mched bzhi). [ZL] [RY]

Four sessions (thun bzhi). Dawn, morning, afternoon and evening. [RY]

Four Shvana Sisters (shva na ma mched bzhi). [ZL] [RY]

Four spheres of the Formless Realm (gzugs med kyi skye mched bzhi). See 'Four Formless Realms.' [RY]

Four Spheres. See four states of formless spheres, four formless states [LW1] [RY]

Four Spheres; see also 'four states of formless spheres' [LWx] [RY]

four states of formless spheres (gzugs med kyi skye mched bzhi) [LW1] [RY]

Four summaries of the Dharma (chos kyi sdom bzhi). The four main principles of Buddhism: all compounded things are impermanent, everything defiled (with ego-clinging) is suffering, all phenomena are empty and devoid of a self-entity, and nirvana is the great peace. [RY]

Four supports {rton pa bzhi}. Don't rely on the individual, rely on the dharma. Don't rely on the words, rely on the meaning. Don't rely on the expedient meaning, rely on the real meaning. Don't rely on consciousness, rely on wisdom. [RY]

four syllables (yi ge bzhi); detailed fourfold qualities; in relation to the twelve links of dependent origination; reason for; source of origin; special teachings of the meaning; symbolism and function; their essence; vajra syllables of the Great Secret [LW1] [RY]

four syllables; detailed expl.; fourfold qualities; in relation to the twelve links of dependent origination; reason for; source of origin; special teachings of the meaning; symbolism and function; their essence; vajra syllables of the Great Secret; [LWx] [RY]

four Tantras. The Four Tantras: The Kriya, Charya, Yoga and Anuttara. [Peter Roberts]

Four things to remember regarding the karmic law of cause and result: (1) That karma is certain, (2) that it tends to increase, (3) that you will never experience something of which you have not enacted the cause, (4) that karmic impulse set in motion by your actions is never wasted and never disappear on its own. [MR]

four truths (bden pa bzhi); detailed; functions of; listing the sixteen aspects; realization of; sixteen moments; twelve aspects of [LW1] [RY]

four truths; detailed expl.; functions of; listing the; aspects; twelve aspects of [LWx] [RY]

four types of impelling and completing, performed and accumulated; expl. [LWx] [RY]

Four Types of Instantaneous Razor Slash (spu gri reg chod rnam bzhi). [ZL] [RY]

Four types of letters 1) the letters E and Wam are the ultimate natural state, 2) the vowels and consonants are the nadi letters abiding in the body, 3) the (Buddha's) Words and the Treatises are the sound letters of utterance, and 4) the final letters of fruition. [RY]

Four types of right discrimination (so so yang dag rig pa bzhi). The right discrimination of definitive words, meaning, phenomena, and courageous eloquence. [EMP] [RY]

Four types of throwing and completing, performed and accumulated have four aspects: A white throwing karma while the completing is black; a black throwing karma while the completing is white; both being white; both being black. Similarly, the performed and accumulated have four aspects: a black karma with a white ripening; a white karma with a black ripening etc. [RY]

Four Ubhaya Tantras (u bha ya'i rgyud bzhi). [ZL] [RY]

four ultimate aims (gtad pa bzhi). To leave one's mind to the Dharma; to leave one's Dharma to a beggar's life; to live a beggar's life until death; to leave one's death to a cave. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Four Vajra Syllables. See also syllables; four syllables [LW1] [RY]

Four Vajra Syllables; detailed expl.; see also 'syllables' and 'four syllables' [LWx] [RY]

four vajras (rdo rje bzhi); combined with the three kayas; listing of [LW1] [RY]

four vajras; combined with the three kayas; listing of [LWx] [RY]

four variable mental states (sems byung gzhan gyur bzhi); listing of [LW1] [RY]

Four vidyadhara levels (rig 'dzin rnam pa bzhi'i go 'phang). See Four vidyadharas. [RY]

Four Vidyadhara Levels (rig 'dzin rnam pa bzhi'i go 'phang). The four stages of attainment of knowledge-holders, masters of the four stages of the tantric path of mahayoga. The four vidyadhara levels are the Full Maturation, Life Mastery, Mahamudra, and Spontaneous Presence (rnam smin, tshe dbang, phyag chen, lhun grub). [RY]

Four Vidyadhara Levels (rig 'dzin rnam pa bzhi'i go 'phang). The four stages of attainment of knowledge-holders, masters of the four stages of the tantric path of Mahayoga. The four vidyadhara levels are the Maturation, Longevity (Life Mastery), Mahamudra, and Spontaneous Perfection. See under each individually. [ZL] [RY]

four vidyadhara levels [LW1] [RY]

four vidyadhara levels; expl. [LWx] [RY]

Four vidyadharas (rig 'dzin bzhi). The four knowledge-holders, masters of the four stages of the tantric path of mahayoga. The four vidyadhara levels are the Fully Matured, Life Mastery, Great Seal, and Spontaneously Accomplished. (rnam smin, tshe dbang, phyag chen, lhun grub). [RY]

four visions (snang ba bzhi), listing of [LW1] [RY]

Four visions (snang ba bzhi). Four stages in Dzogchen practice: manifest dharmata, increased experience, awareness reaching fullness, and exhaustion of concepts and phenomena. [RY]

Four visions {snang ba bzhi}. The four visions in thogal practice: Direct realization of dharmata, increase in experience, culmination of awareness and exhaustion of phenomena. [RY]

Four visions of Dzogchen (rdzogs chen gyi snang ba bzhi). Four stages in Dzogchen practice: manifest dharmata, increased experience, awareness reaching fullness and exhaustion of concepts and phenomena. [RY]

four visions of thögal practice (thod rgal kyi snang ba bzhi). 1) The vision of the absolute nature becoming manifest (chos nyid mngon sum), 2) the vision of the experience of increasing appearances (nyams gong 'phel), 3) the vision of awareness reaching its greatest magnitude (rig pa tshad phebs), and 4) the vision of the exhaustion of phenomena in dharmata (chos nyid zad pa). [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Four visions of Tögal (thod rgal gyi snang ba bzhi). Four stages in Dzogchen practice: manifest dharmata, increased experience, awareness reaching fullness and exhaustion of concepts and phenomena. [RY]

four white deeds [LW1] [RY]

four white deeds; expl. [LWx] [RY]

Four yogas (rnal 'byor bzhi) are: The shape yoga of development stage, the profound yoga of mantra, the ultimate yoga of Dharma, and the yoga of total purity. [RY]

Four yogas (rnal 'byor bzhi). See the 'four yogas of Mahamudra.' (phyag chen gyi rnal 'byor bzhi). [RY]

four yogas (rnal 'byor bzhi); expl.; listing of; [LWx] [RY]

four yogas (rnal 'byor bzhi); listing of [LW1] [RY]

Four Yogas of Mahamudra (phyag chen gyi rnal 'byor bzhi). Four stages in Mahamudra practice: one-pointedness, simplicity, one taste, and nonmeditation. [RY]

Fourfold spheres of perception (skye mched mu bzhi). Same as the four formless realms. The four unenlightened meditative states of dwelling on the thoughts: Infinite Space, Infinite Consciousness, Nothing Whatsoever, and Neither Presence Nor Absence of conception. [RY]

fourfold spheres of perception. Same as the four formless realms. The four unenlightened meditative states of dwelling on the thoughts: Infinite Space, Infinite Consciousness, Nothing Whatsoever, and Neither Presence Nor Absence of conception.[Primer] [RY]

Fourth Dhyana Realm [LWx] [RY]

Fourth Dhyana Realm. See Dhyana Realms [LW1] [RY]

Fourth Dzogchen Rinpoche, Mingyur Namkhai Dorje (Mi 'gyur gnam mkha'i rdo rje) :1793-?. [RY]

Fourth Dzogchen Rinpoche, Mingyur Namkhai Dorje (Mi 'gyur gnam mkha'i rdo rje) :1793/4?-? [MR]

Fourth empowerment (dbang bzhi pa). Also known as the precious word empowerment (tshig dbang rin po che). [RY]

fourth empowerment (dbang bzhi pa); nature of; practices of [LW1] [RY]

Fourth empowerment of Mantra (sngags kyi dbang bzhi pa). Also called the 'precious word empowerment' (tshig dbang rin po che), the purpose of which is to point out the nature of mind. [RY]

fourth empowerment; nature of; practices of [LWx] [RY]

Fourth Guide; (Buddha Shakyamuni) [LWx] [RY]

Fourth Guide; Buddha Shakyamuni [LW1] [RY]

fourth time of equality (dus bzhi mnyam pa nyid) [LW1] [RY]

fourth time of equality (dus bzhi mnyam pa nyid); expl. [LWx] [RY]

Fourth time of great equality (dus bzhi mnyam pa chen po). A synonym for the view of Mahamudra and Trekchö. [RY]

Fragment Sadhana of the Eight-petaled Lotus (padma 'dab brgyad khrol bu'i sgrub pa). [ZL] [RY]

Fragrant aloe wood (a ga ru). Agallochum, Amyris aggallocha. [RY]

Free and well-favored human form (dal 'byor gyi mi lus). A human existence endowed with the eight freedoms and ten riches. [RY]

Free of the Four Graspings {zhen pa bzhi bral}. An important Sakyapa text. [RY]

Freedom (moksa, thar pa). = Liberation [RY]

freedom and maturation [LW1] [RY]

freedom and maturation; qualities of (bral smin gyi yon tan); [LWx] [RY]

freedom, qualities of (bral ba'i yon tan) [LW1] [RY]

freedom; qualities of (bral ba'i yon tan); [LWx] [RY]

Freedoms and advantages {dal 'byor}. The eight freedoms and the ten advantages which are necessary to practice the Dharma and are very hard to obtain. [RY]

freedoms and riches (dal 'byor) [LW1] [RY]

FREEDOMS AND RICHES (dal 'byor). See under 'precious human body.'[AL] [RY]

Freedoms and riches (dal 'byor). The conditions for being able to practice the sacred Dharma in a human body. [RY]

freedoms and riches; expl. [LWx] [RY]

freedoms, eight (dal ba brgyad); expl. [LWx] [RY]

Friendliness, Loving kindness, Love (maitri, byams pa). wishing all sentient beings to be happy. [RY]

Friendly-minded (maitri citta, byams sems). =Bodhisattva. [RY]

Frowning One (khro gnyer can ma) is a wrathful aspect of Tara. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Fruition ('bras bu). The end of the path. Usually the state of complete and perfect buddhahood. Can also refer to one of the three levels of enlightenment of a shravaka, pratyekabuddha or bodhisattva. See also 'view, meditation, action and fruition.' [Bardo Guide 91] [RY]

Fruition ('bras bu). The end of the path. Usually the state of complete and perfect buddhahood. Can also refer to one of the three levels of enlightenment of a shravaka, pratyekabuddha or bodhisattva. See also 'view, meditation, action and fruition.' [ZL] [RY]

FRUITION ('bras bu). The result, usually the end of a spiritual path. One of the three levels of enlightenment of a shravaka, pratyekabuddha or bodhisattva. In Mahayana the state of complete and perfect buddhahood; in Vajrayana the 'unified state of a vajra-holder,' in this book expressed as the '25 attributes of fruition.' See also 'view, meditation, action and fruition.' [AL] [RY]

Fruition ('bras bu). The state of complete and perfect buddhahood. [RY]

Fruition Mahamudra ('bras bu phyag chen). The state of complete and perfect buddhahood. [RY]

Fruition of nonreturn (phyir mi ldog pa'i 'bras bu). Liberation from samsara or the omniscient state of buddhahood. [ZL] [RY]

Fruition of the two kayas (sku gnyis kyi 'bras bu). The state of complete and perfect buddhahood comprised of dharmakaya and rupakaya of which rupakaya, the form body, refers to both sambhogakaya and nirmanakaya. [RY]

Fruition of unity (zung 'jug gi 'bras bu). Complete enlightenment, the unified level of a vajra holder. [RY]

Fruition Wisdom ('bras bu'i ye shes). Innate wakefulness in which all qualities are fully manifest and all obscurations are fully removed. [RY]

Fulfilled Action (las rab rdzogs pa). The pure realm of Buddha Amoghasiddhi. [RY]

Fulfillment ritual (bskang ba, bskang chog). A practice to purify outer, inner and secret or innermost breaches and violations of a practitioner's Hinayana precepts, Mahayana vows, or Vajrayana commitments. [ZL] [RY]

Fulfillment stage - see Perfecting Stage. [RY]

Full approach (nye bar bsnyen pa). Same as 'close approach.' [RY]

Full approach (nye bar bsnyen pa). See 'four aspects of approach and accomplishment.' [RY] full-breast vase-shape ('brang-rgyas bum-gzugs) " life-torma. "Full breast vase-shape" torma. 'brang-rgyas bum-gzugs. There is a "full breast" torma, that is narrower at the base, with a large rounded upper half. This particular "vase-form" type, narrows towards the apex into a flat top. [Peter Roberts]

Fully Liberating Samsara ('khor ba yongs grol). The pure realm of Buddha Vairocana. [RY]

Fumigate the room with the smoke of bdellium and frankincense. Bdellium and frankincense: In Tibetan called black guggul and white guggul.They are both resins from trees. [Peter Roberts]

Fu-nan - Early Cambodian Kingdom that followed Buddhist teachings [RY]

Fu-nan - Early Cambodian kingdom that followed Buddhist teachings. [Tarthang]

Fundamental Treatise on the Middle Way; Prajña-mulamadhyamaka-karika; (dbu ma rtsa ba'i


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