gar dgu'i nyams

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the nine-fold dance moods, gar gyi nyams dgu [RY]

the 9-fold dance moods [IW]

the nine modes of expression, [for a wrathful deity. sgeg pa dpa' ba mi sdug pa, rgod dang drug shul 'jigs su rung, snying rje rngam dang zhi ba'o [RY]

the Moods of the Nine Dances, the Expressions of the Nine Dances, the Ninefold Moods of Dance, the Ninefold Expressions of Dance, the Nine Modes of Expression. The nine modes of manifestation for a deity; namely, 1) charming (sgegs pa), 2) heroic (dpa ba), 3) unpleasant (mi sdug pa), 4) wild (rgod), 5) savage (drag shul), 5) terrifying ('jigs su rung), 6) compassionate (snying rje), 7) awe-inspiring (rngam) and 8) peaceful (zhi ba). (sgeg pa dpa' ba mi sdug pa, rgod dang drug shul 'jigs su rung, snying rje rngam dang zhi ba'o) [Erick Tsiknopoulos]