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H.H Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche: Padma gar dbang 'od gsal mdo sngags gling pa. See Translator's Introduction, note 8. His many other names include Tashi Paljor (bkra shis dpal 'byor), Rabsel Dawa (rab gsal zla ba), and Gyurme Thekchog Tenpai Gyaltsen ('gyur med theg mchog bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan). [MR-ShabkarNotes]

H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (skyabs rje mdil sgo mkhyen brtse rin po che). One of the greatest living Buddhist master. He resides in Bhutan and Boudhanath, Nepal. [RY]

H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje: 1903- [MR]

H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche. [RY]

H.H. Karmapa. [RY]

H.H. the 16th Karmapa (skyabs rje kar-ma pa bcu drug pa). [RY]

Ha ris: the "ha" is derived from the Chinese word hwa, design, while the Tibetan word "ris" just means a drawing or design. Patra is a Sanskrit word. Patram means basically "leaf" and from that root meaning, also leaves or paper for writing or drawing upon, or gold-leaf. Patrakam means either a leaf or decorative designs made upon the human body. [Peter Roberts]

Habitual tendencies (bag chags). Subtle inclinations imprinted in the all-ground consciousness. [Bardo Guide 91] [RY]

habitual tendency of transference (pho ba) [LW1] [RY]

habitual tendency of transference (pho ba) [LW1] [RY]

habitual tendency of transference ('pho ba'i bag chags). See transference [LW1] [RY]

habitual tendency of transference; expl. [LWx] [RY]

Half-cross-legged. see Arhha paryanka. [RY]

Happy realm (bde 'gro). good destiny. [RY]

Hard to Conquer (sbyang dka' ba). The fifth of the ten bhumis. [RY]

Hari sandalwood: a precious kind of sandalwood. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Haribhadra - Disciple of Shantarakshita, famed for his great mastery of Prajnaparamita, preceptor to King Dharmapala [RY]

Harinisa mantra (ha ri ni sa'i sngags). In the context of Trinley Byingpo, the mantra for the four male and female gate keepers. [RY]

Harsavardhana - Seventh century Indian king and patron of the Dharma; author of works found in the bKa' 'gyur; also known as Harsa [RY]

Harsavardhana - Seventh century Indian king and patron of the Dharma; author of works found in the bKa'-'gyur; also known as Harsa. [Tarthang]

Hashang (hva shang). See 'Chinese teacher Hashang.' In this book, one of the construction masters of Samye was a Chinese known as Hashang Mahayana and a Chinese doctor by the name Hashang Tetsa also occur. Finally, Hashang is mentioned as one of the countries from the language of which the Dharma was translated. [ZL] [RY]

Hashang Mahayana (hva shang ma ha ya na). [ZL] [RY]

Hashang Tetsa (hva shang te tsa). A Chinese doctor. [ZL] [RY]

Hashang View (ha shang gi lta ba). A view propagated in Tibet by Chinese Buddhist masters. When used in a negative sense it means to simply pursue a meditative state devoid of conceptual thinking, believing that to be the ultimate. It is criticized as lacking the clarity of discriminating knowledge. [RY]

Hashangs (hva shang). See 'Chinese Hashangs' and the 'Hashang view.'. [RY]

Hate, hatred (dvesa, (zhe) sdang). One of the three poisons. [RY]

hatha yoga (T: 'khrul 'khor) Advanced practice in the Vajrayana unifying visualization, pranayama (control of prana) and physical posture. by working with the mind and body mandalas together, the mind can be controlled. See also nadi, prana, and bindu. [Rain of Wisdom]

Haughty spirit (dregs pa). A certain type of malevolent spirit. [ZL] [RY]

Hayagriva (rta mgrin) tantric deity always shown with a horse's head within his flaming hair; wrathful aspect of Amitabha, Lord of Speech. [RY]

Hayagriva (rta mgrin). Tantric deity always shown with a horse's head within his flaming hair; wrathful aspect of Buddha Amitabha. Here identical with Padma Heruka, Lotus Speech, among the Eight Sadhana Teachings. [ZL] [RY]

Hayagriva (rta mgrin). Tantric deity shown with a horse's head within his flaming hair; wrathful aspect of Buddha Amitabha. Here identical with Padma Heruka, Lotus Speech, among the Eight Sadhana Teachings.[AL] [RY]

Hayagriva (T: rta mgrin) A wrathful heruka of the padma family belonging to the Anu Yoga tantra of the Old Translation school. He is usually depicted with three faces, six arms, and four legs, with the wings of a heruka, in union with his consort. his special attribute is a horse's head surmounting his principal head. [Rain of Wisdom]

Hayagriva siddha (rta mgrin grub thob). Same as Gyalwa Choyang. [RY]

Hayagriva Subjugation of Nagas (rta mgrin na' ga klu 'dul). [ZL] [RY]

Hayagriva. See Mighty Padma [LW1] [RY]

Hayagriva. The wrathful form of Avalokiteshvara. Red with a green horse's head upon his own. [Peter Roberts]

Healing ceremonies (zhabs gtan). Rituals to dispel obstacles to life, health and spiritual practice. [RY]

Heap of Jewel Sutra Ratnakuta [MR]

Heaps, five (skandha, phung po). [RY]

Hearing Lineage (nyan brgyud). The lineage of oral teachings from master to disciple as distinct from scriptural lineage of textual transmission. The Hearing Lineage emphasizes the key points of oral instruction rather than elaborate philosophical learning. [ZL] [RY]

Hearing lineage (nyan brgyud). The lineage of oral teachings from master to disciple. [RY]

Hearing Lineage (nyan brgyud). The lineage of oral teachings from master to disciple as distinct from scriptural lineage of textual transmission. The Hearing Lineage emphasizes the key points of oral instruction rather than elaborate philosophical learning. [AL] [RY]

Hearing Lineage (snyan brgyud); among the seven transmissions [LW1] [RY]

Hearing Lineage (snyan brgyud); among the seven transmissions [LWx] [RY]

hearing lineage (T: snyan brgyud) An epithet for the Kagyü lineage, whose tradition emphasized the oral instructions passed from teacher to student. See also oral instructions. [Rain of Wisdom]

Hearing Lineage of Great Individuals (gang zag nyan brgyud). The third of the three lineages of Nyingma. [RY]

Hearing Lineage of Great Individuals (gang zag snyan brgyud) [LW1] [RY]

Heart Bone - a small white round bone-like substance which appears in the hearts of the great practitioners, and is often discovered in the ashes of the great tantric lamas after they have been cremated. [RY]

Heart Essence (snying thig). In general identical with the Instruction Section, the third of three division of Dzogchen. In particular it refers to the Innermost Unexcelled Cycle of Heart Essence (yang gsang bla na med pa'i snying thig gi skor), the fourth of the four divisions of the Instruction Section according to the arrangement of Shri Singha. All lineages of the Innermost Essence passed through Shri Singha and continued in Tibet through his personal disciples, Padmasambhava and Vimalamitra. In the 14th century these two lineages passed through Rangjung Dorje, the third Karmapa, and his close Dharma friend Longchen Rabjam (1308-1363), the latter of which systematized these teachings in his great body of writings. The Nyingtig teachings have also appeared through many other lines of transmission; for instance, each major tertön reveals an independent cycle of Dzogchen instructions. The practice of the innermost Heart Essence is continued to this very day. [AL] [RY]

Heart Essence of the Great Perfection (rdzogs chen snying tig). [EMP] [RY]

heart essence; explanation of the word [LW1] [RY]

heart essence; explanation of the word [LWx] [RY]

Heart Mirror (snying gi me long). [EMP] [RY]

Heart of the Middle Way; Madhyamaka-hrdaya-karika; (dbu ma snying po); Bhavaviveka, 6th century. [PK] [RY]

Heart of Transcendent Knowledge (sher snying). [EMP] [RY]

Heart Practice of the Vidyadhara Guru [LW1] [RY]

Heart Practice of the Vidyadhara Guru; [LWx] [RY]

Heart-drop of the Dakinis (mkha 'gro'i snying thig) is the Dzogchen teaching that was given by Guru Rinpoche to King Trisong Detsen's dying daughter, Lhacham Pema Tsel (lha lcam padma rtsal) at Samye Chimphu. To console the King, Guru Rinpoche revived the princess and gave her these teachings, after which she passed away. Guru Rinpoche also gave those teachings to Yeshe Tsogyal (ye shes mtsho rgyal) in the Great Gathering Cave of the Dakinis at Tidro in Drigung (the full name of which is gzho stod ti sgro brag dkar mkha' 'gro'i tshogs khang chen mo). The Khandro Nyingthig was hidden as terma at Dangla Thramo Drak in Dagpo (ldang lha khra mo brag) and revealed in 1253 by Pema Ledreltsel (padma las 'brel rtsal, 1231-59) who was the reincarnation of Lhacham Pema Tsel. Pema Ledreltsel later reincarnated as Gyalwa Longchen Rabjam (rgyal ba klong chen rab 'byams, 1308-63), who incorporated these teachings in his Nyingthig Ya Shi (snying thig ya bzhi, see chap.15, note 75). On Shabkar's lineage, see Appendix 2 and Table 2. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Heat (drod). The first of the 'four aspects of ascertainment' on the path of joining. Getting close to the flame-like wisdom of the path of seeing by possessing concentration concurrent with discriminating knowledge. [RY]

HEAT OF SAMADHI (ting nge 'dzin gyi drod). Sign of progress or accomplishment in meditation.[AL] [RY]

Heaven of the Thirtythree {gsum bcu so gsum}. One of the celestial realms. [RY]

Heavenly Plain (nam thang). [ZL] [RY]

Hell of Blisters (chu bur gyi dmyal ba), one of the eight cold hells. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Hepori (has po ri). A big hill at Samye. One of four sacred mountains in Central Tibet. [ZL] [RY]

Heretic (mu stegs pa). See under 'non-Buddhist.' [ZL] [RY]

Heretical people (mu stegs pa). People holding wrong views; that there is no consequence from negative actions, no past or future lives, no result from practicing the path, etc. [RY] Hermit of Nyang, Lobzang Tenpai Nyima (nyang mtshams pa blo bzang bstan pa'i nyi ma, 1811-1861) was a learned and influential master in the Rekong area and at the Five-Peaked Mountain in China (Wu Tai Shan). See RO, p.533-43. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Hero (vira, dpa' bo). a grade of Tantric adept. [RY]

Heroine (vira, dpa' mo, also dpa' mdzad ma). fem. of above. [RY]

Heruka - manifestation of tantric energy; activation of the positive qualities of the mind. [RY]

Heruka (he ru ka, khrag 'thung). In this context 'heruka' refers to the wrathful or semi-wrathful male deities appearing to one in the bardo of dharmata. [RY]

Heruka (khrag 'thung). Literally, 'blood drinker.' A wrathful deity who drinks the blood of ego-clinging. In this context 'heruka' refers to the wrathful or semi-wrathful male deities appearing to one in the bardo of dharmata. [RY]

Heruka (khrag 'thung). Literally, 'blood drinker.' A wrathful deity; drinker of the blood of ego-clinging. [ZL] [RY]

heruka (khrag 'thung); expl. Meaning; literal [LW1] [RY]

Heruka Display Tantra (he ru ka rol pa'i rgyud). One of the Five Display Tantras among the Eighteen Mahayoga Tantras. [ZL] [RY]

Heruka Galpo (he ru ka gal po). One of the Eighteen Mahayoga Tantras; focused on Vishuddha Mind. Both the Galpo and the Galpoche tantras are found in Vol. RA of the Nyingma Gyübum. [ZL] [RY]

Heruka Galpo Tantra (he ru ka gal po) [LW1] [RY]

Heruka Galpo Tantra (he ru ka gal po); expl.; quotation from [LWx] [RY]

Heruka Galpoche (he ru ka gal po che). One of the Eighteen Mahayoga Tantras; focused on Vishuddha Mind. Several tantras with resembling titles are found in Vol. RA of the Nyingma Gyübum. [ZL] [RY]

Heruka. [RY]

Heruka. "HE" is the cause or ground, dharmakaya, the future, and the emancipation of non-formation. "RU" is the place, disintegration, the path and thus it is the past, the emancipation of marklessness. "KA" is the particular, the fruition and thus it is the present, nirmanakaya and the emancipation of wishlessness. In another way, hela means "drinking" or "enjoying" (rol pa), rudhira means "blood" and kapa_la means "bliss sustainer" or "skull cup." Translated into Tibetan heruka means "enjoying/ drinking the blood of the skull" (thod pa'i khrag la rol pa). That is to say, having drunken the blood of the ego-clinging and disturbing emotions in one's own stream-of-being, the heruka is drinking the the blood of the ego-clinging and disturbing emotions in stream-of-being of other disciples. In short, heruka means blood-drinker (khrag 'thung). [RY]

heruka; expl.; expl. meaning; literal expl. [LWx] [RY]

Hevajra (kye rdo rje). A divinity and the name of a tantra. [RY]

Hevajra {kye rdo rje}. Yidam deity which is one of the main yidams in the Sakyapa tradition. [RY]

Hevajra is also called "kye'i rdo rje", "dgyes pa rdo rje", "rol pa'i rdo rje", and "dges pa rdo rje". [RY]

Hevajra Tantra (he vajra) [LW1] [RY]

Hevajra Tantra (kye rdo rje'i rgyud). A tantra of anuttara yoga. [RY]

Hevajra Tantra, the king of the prajna mother tantras, has an extensive, medium and condensed versions. The extensive is the Seven Hundred Thousand ('bum phrag bdun pa). The medium is the Five Hundred Thousand ('bum phrag lnga pa). The condensed is called the Two Discernments (brtags pa gnyis pa). [RY]

Hevajra Tantra; listing of sections [LW1] [RY]

Hevajra Tantra; listing of sections; quotation from; [LWx] [RY]

Hevajra, synonyms for [LW1] [RY]

Hevajra; synonyms for [LWx] [RY]

hidden conventional truth. See conventional truth [LW1] [RY]

hidden conventional truth; [LWx] [RY]

hidden meaning (sbas don) [LW1] [RY]

hidden meaning (sbas don); expl. [LWx] [RY]

Hidden Teachings of Tibet [LW1] [RY]

Hidden Teachings of Tibet [LWx] [RY]

Hidden Teachings of Tibet: An Explanation of the Terma Tradition of the Nyingma School of Buddhism, by Tulku Thondup, Wisdom Publications, Boston. [ZL] [RY]

Hiding the Naga Treasure (klu gter sba ba). [ZL] [RY]

Hiei - Mountain near Nara in Japan; center of the Tendai school [RY]

Hiei - Mountain near Nara in Japan; center of the Tendai school. [Tarthang]

High rebirth, (mtho ris). Rebirth as a god or human being. [RY]

Higher or lower vehicles (theg pa mtho dman). Same as 'greater and lesser vehicles.' [RY]

Higher perceptions (mngon par shes pa). See 'superknowledges.' [RY]

HIGHER PERCEPTIONS (mngon par shes pa). See 'superknowledges.'[AL] [RY]

Higher perceptions. [RY]

Higher realms (mtho ris). The three higher realms of humans, demi-gods, and gods. [RY]

Higher Svatrantika School (rang rgyud gong ma). [RY]

Hinayana (T: theg pa dman pa or theg chung; lesser vehicle) The first of the three yanas, which is subdivided into the shravakayana and pratyekabuddhayana. See also shravaka and pratyekabuddha. [Rain of Wisdom]

Hinayana (theg dman). The 'Lesser Vehicle' - the buddhist practices of those who have taken Refuge in the Three jewels but are not and do not aspire to be Bodhisattvas, and the schools advocating such an attitude. [RY]

Hinayana (theg pa dman pa). The vehicles focused on contemplation of the four noble truths and the twelve links of dependent origination for the sake of individual liberation. [Bardo Guide 91] [ZL] [RY]

HINAYANA (theg pa dman pa). The vehicles focused on contemplation of the four noble truths and the twelve links of dependent origination, the practice of which brings liberation from cyclic existence. When used in a derogative sense, the Hinayana attitude refers to the narrow pursuit of a spiritual path simply for the sake of individual liberation rather than for the enlightenment of all sentient beings. [AL] [RY]

Hinayana {theg dman}. The lesser Vehicle of Buddhism. [RY]

Hindrance, hindering demon (vighna, bgags). Tibetans tend to attribute many, if not most hindrances to demons, sentient beings of the preta class. [RY]

His Holiness 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 Ösel Trülpey Dorje and Pema Do-ngak Lingpa. [ZL] [RY]

His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (skyabs rje mdil sgo mkhyen brtse rin po che). A great Buddhist master residing in Bhutan and Boudhanath, Nepal. [RY]

His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche; [LWx] [RY]

His Holiness Karmapa. [RY]

historical buddha. [RY]


Historical Origin of the Teachings of the Assemblage of Sugatas. (bde gshegs 'dus pa'i bka'i byung tshul) .A terma scripture revealed by Nyang Ral Nyima Özer. 41 pages. Published by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche in the first volume of the Eight Sadhana Teachings of the Dharma Cycle of the Assemblage of Sugatas (bka' brgyad bde gshegs 'dus pa'i chos skor). This scripture is the detailed account of how the Eight Sadhana Teachings were transmitted from Buddha Samantabhadra to Dharmevajra, the dakini Leykyi Wangmo, the eight Indian Vidyadharas and Padmasambhava, and then to the eight Tibetan disciples. Also included is a detailed list of the tantras received by the vidyadharas and the scriptures contained in the Assemblage of Sugatas. [ZL] [RY]

History, Meditation and Benefits of the Supplication in Seven Chapters by Karma Chagmey (kar-ma chags med ra ga a sya) (1613-1678). 78 hand-written manuscript pages. Tibetan title: gsol 'debs le'u bdun pa'i lo rgyus dmigs rim phan yon dang bcas pa. An explanation on the seven famous supplications to Guru Rinpoche revealed by the hermit Sangpo Drakpa (ri khrod pa bzang po grags pa) and given to the great tertön Rigdzin Gödem. The daily practice of the these supplications embody the entire life-story of Padmasambhava, all his lineages of transmission and all the levels of his teaching. [ZL] [RY]

Ho-Chin Yang: "The Annals of Kokonor", Published by Indiana University, Bloomington, Mouton and Co, The Hague, The Netherlands [MR]

Homage; purpose and meaning of; ultimate meaning of [LWx] [RY]

homage; ultimate meaning of [LW1] [RY]

Honen - Twelfth century founder of Jodoshu Pure Land school in Japan [RY]

Honen - Twelfth century founder of Jodoshu Pure Land school in Japan. [Tarthang]

Honey from the Center of the Flower, a Dharma History by Nyang Ral Nyima Özer (1124-1192). 459 pages. Published by VGH Wissenschaftverlag, 1985. Tibetan title: chos 'byung me tog snying po sbrang rtsi'i bcud. One of the oldest historical narrations of the transmission of Buddhism to Tibet, with special emphasis on the life and teachings of Padmasambhava. Two additional versions of this scripture were published by Lama Tenpa by the order of His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse. [ZL] [RY]

Horn-fence huts (rwa yi khang pa) refers to people near Drepung who live in tents and huts surrounded with horn fences. Ragyap (rag rgyab) is a quarter of Lhasa inhabited by poor people who dispose of corpses. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Horse Neigher (rta skad 'tsher). Same as Hayagriva (rta mgrin). [RY] householder Palkye (khyim bdag dpal skyes) renounced his troublesome family life at the age of one hundred to became a monk. The novice monks used to tease him constantly about his age. Weary, he went to a solitary place and practiced with such diligence that he soon became an arhat and came, flying through the air, into the presence of Lord Buddha. There, at Jeta Grove, he became the teacher of the younger monks who had teased him. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

hridaya; meaning of [LW1] [RY]

hridaya; meaning of; [LWx] [RY]

Hrih (Skt). The seed syllable of the lotus family. [RY]

Hsi-hsia - Founders of the Tangut empire in the tenth century; active supporters of the Dharma [RY]

Hsiian-tsang - Chinese monk who traveled extensively in India and Cenrral Asia in the seventh century, returning with many texts. [Tarthang]

Hsuan-tsang - Chinese monk who traveled extensively in India and Central Asia in the seventh century, returning with many texts [RY]

Hui-neng - Sixth patriarch of the Southern Ch'an school [RY]

Hui-neng - Sixth patriarch of the Southern Ch'an school. [Tarthang]

Human Skull (mi thod can). [ZL] [RY]

Hundred and Eight Combined Yogic Exercises are the yogic exercises related to the Six Yogas of Naropa. Se-pho (bsre 'pho), "Combination and Transfer," is the basic name of the cycle of teaching of the Six Yogas of Naropa. The instructions on these teachings are found in two main sets of explanations: 1) rgyud dang 'brel ba thabs lam gyi dbang du byas te bshad pa, a large and detailed explanation based directly on the texts of the tantras. Its lineage and practice have become extremely rare. 2) byin rlabs dang 'brel ba snyan rgyud kyi dbang du byas nas bshad pa. A concise summary of these instructions, according to the oral tradition, has been preserved and is still practiced today. "Combination" (bsre) refers to combining a spiritual practice with any of the many ordinary activities of daily life. "Transfer" ('pho) refers to the various kinds of practice of the transfer of consciousness at death. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Hundred and Eight Sadhanas of Guru Vidyadhara (bla ma rig 'dzin gyi sgrub thabs brgya rtsa brgyad). One of the Nine Sadhana Sections of Mahayoga. [ZL] [RY]

Hundred Deities of Tushita (dga' ldan lha brgya), written by the fifth Dalai Lama. It is a Guru Yoga practice from which starts with the words, "The hundred deities of Tusita..." and is focused on Tsongkhapa being emanated from Amitabha's heart and coming before one on a milk-white path. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Hundred empowerments of Cho. (Gcod dbang rgya rtsa) [RY]

Hundred Instructions (khrid brgya) are one hundred meditative instructions from all spiritual traditions, collected and arranged by Jetsun Kunga Drolcho (rje btsun kun dga' grol mchog, 1507-1566). See DZ, vol.18 and Shabkar's Emanated Scriptures of Orgyen, pp. 454-459. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Hundred peaceful and wrathful divinities (zhi khro'i lha brgya). The 42 peaceful and 58 wrathful deities. See individually. [ZL] [RY]

Hundred sacred aspects (dam pa rigs brgya). The 42 peaceful and 58 wrathful deities. [RY]

Hundred Sadhanas, Source of Jewels (sgrub thabs rin 'byung brgya rtsa), a collection of sadhanas gathered and arranged by Jonang Taranatha. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Hundred Springs (chu mig brgya rtsa): a famous place called Muktinath by the Nepalese. Standing at 3810 meters above sea level, between Manang and Mustang in northwestern Nepal, it is a pilgrimage site for Buddhist and Hindus. There, one can see stones and springs from which blue flames of natural gas burn continuously. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Hundred Supreme Deities (zhi khro dam pa rigs rgya) are the forty-two peaceful and fifty-eight wrathful deities that correspond to the enlightened aspects of the psychophysical components of a sentient being. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

HUNDRED SYLLABLE MANTRA (yig brgya). The mantra of the buddha Vajrasattva consisting of one hundred syllables.[AL] [RY]

Hundred Syllables of the Herukas (he ru ka'i yi ge brgya pa). [ZL] [RY]

Hundred Syllables of the Tathagatas (de bzhin gshegs pa'i yi ge brgya pa). [ZL] [RY]

Hundred Syllables of Vajrasattva (rdo rje sems dpa'i yi ge brgya pa). [ZL] [RY]

Hundred syllables, (yig brgya). The long mantra of Vajrasattva. [RY]

Hundred tertöns (gter ston brgya rtsa). The hundred treasure revealers predicted by Guru Rinpoche to spread his teachings in the future. [RY]

Hundred Thousand ('bum) [LW1] [RY]

Hundred Thousand ('bum) [LWx] [RY]

Hundred Thousand Nyingma Tantras (rnying ma rgyud 'bum). The collection of Maha, Anu, and Ati yoga tantras of the Early Translations. [RY]

Hundred Thousand Sections of Unexcelled Knowledge (vi dyot ta ma 'bum sde). One of the Eighteen Mahayoga Tantras. [ZL] [RY]

Hundred Thousand Tika Scripture ('bum gyi ti ka'i rgyud lung). One of the Eighteen Mahayoga Tantras. Found in Vol. OM of the Nyingma Gyübum. [ZL] [RY]

Hundred Thousand, "'bum", [RY]

Hundredfold Homage for Amending Breaches (spang skong phyag brgya pa), Skt. Sakshi purnam sudraka). [ZL] [RY]

hundredfold offering: an offering of one hundred different items. Such a vast offering is traditionally made only in exceptional circumstances. [MR-ShabkarNotes]

Hung. [Daki] [RY]

Hungchen-kara (hung mdzad) [LW1] [RY]

Hungchen-kara (hung mdzad); mention of [LWx] [RY]

Hungkara - wo1 264- story, the nepali wo1 265-270 [RY]

Hungkara (Skt.). One of the Eight Vidyadharas; receiver of the tantras of Vishuddha Mind including Heruka Galpo. Having taken birth in either India or Nepal, at first he was erudite in a non-Buddhist religion and gained some attainments but later awakened to faith in the Buddhist teachings, took ordination from Buddhajnana at Nalanda and studied both the outer and inner aspects of Secret Mantra. His name derives from the chief deity of the mandala into which he was first initiated. At some point he took an outcaste girl as consort and practiced for six months the four aspects of approach and accomplishment. Through that practice he had a vision of the entire mandala of Vajra Heruka and reached the attainment of the supreme accomplishment of mahamudra. He wrote the Golden Garland of Rulu, the Vishuddha Accomplishment as well as other treatises and benefited beings with tremendous activity. Finally, he departed to the realm of Buddha Akshobhya in his very body. He was associated with Rolang Sukhasiddhi, Kukuraja and Buddhaguhya, while his lineage was transmitted to Padmasambhava and Namkhai Nyingpo who spread his teachings in India. [ZL] [RY]

Hungry ghost (preta, yi dvags). [RY]

Hungry ghosts (yid dvags). One of the six classes of sentient beings, tormented by their own impure karmic perception which causes them to suffer tremendously from craving, hunger and thirst. [Bardo Guide 91] [RY]

Hungry ghosts (yid dvags). One of the six classes of sentient beings. Such beings are tormented by their own impure karmic perception causing them to suffer tremendously from craving, hunger and thirst. [RY]

Hurmudzu. [Daki] [RY]

Hutuktu [LW1] [RY]

Hypocrite {tshul 'chos}. Pretending to be a practitionar by outer behavior. [RY]


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