Four Legs of Miraculous Action

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tshogs lam - path of accumulation. The first of the five paths which forms the foundation for the journey towards liberation and involves gathering a vast accumulation of merit dedicated towards this attainment. On this path one gains an intellectual and conceptual understanding of egolessness through learning and reflection. By means of cultivating the four applications of mindfulness, the four right endeavors, and the four legs of miraculous action, one succeeds in eliminating the gross defilements that cause samsaric suffering and in attaining the virtuous qualities of the superknowledges and the 'samadhi of the stream of Dharma' leading to the path of joining [RY]

rdzu 'phrul gyi rkang pa bzhi - four legs of miraculous action [RY]

rdzu 'phrul gyi rkang pa bzhi 'dun pa - yearning as one of the four legs of miraculous action [RY]

rdzu 'phrul gyi rkang pa bzhi dpyod - investigation as one of the four legs of miraculous action [RY]

rdzu 'phrul gyi rkang pa bzhi brtson grus - exertion as one of the four legs of miraculous action [RY]

rdzu 'phrul gyi rkang pa bzhi bsam - contemplation as one of the four legs of miraculous action [RY]

rdzu 'phrul bzhi - Four magical powers. In the general vehicles, the 'four legs of miraculous action' (rdzu 'phrul gyi rkang pa bzhi) are mentioned as intention, determination, diligence, and discernment; four causes for achieving the power of superknowledge. In Vajrayana, 'four magical displays' (cho 'phrul bzhi) are mentioned as being samadhi, consecration, conferring empowerment, and making offerings [RY]