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kun btags kyi bdag 'dzin - the ego-clinging of imputation. imputed notion of self, imputed fixation on true existence; self-habit [RY]

kun brtags bdag 'dzin - conceptualized ego-clinging; theoretical [conscious, intellectual] self-habit. etc [RY]

khrag 'thung - 1) Heruka, lit. 'blood-drinker'; a heruka; a wrathful deity; drinker of the blood of ego-clinging. 2) drinking blood [RY]

gang zag gi bdag 'dzin - adherence to a personal self-entity, personal ego-clinging; conception of/ to conceive of a self of the individual personality; personal self-habit (conscious, unconscious) [RY]

'gong po - Gongpo spirits. A type of evil spirit symbolizing ego-clinging, sometimes counted among the 'eight classes of gods and demons.' [RY]

nga spangs - to have relinquished ego-clinging, abbr. of {nga 'dzin spangs pa} [RY]

nga 'dzin - ego-clinging, holding to a self [RY]

nga 'dzin spangs pa - have relinquished ego-clinging [IW]

ngar 'dzin gyi 'jig lta lhan skyes - innate transitory belief of ego-clinging [RY]

ngar 'dzin gyi rten gang zag gi bdag - the individual self as the support for ego-clinging [RY]

ngar 'dzin gyi yid - ego-clinging mind [RY]

ngar 'dzin lhan skyes - innate ego-clinging [RY]

gcod - Chö. Literally 'cutting.' A system of practices based on Prajnaparamita and set down by the Indian siddha Phadampa Sangye and the Tibetan female teacher Machig Labdrön for the purpose of cutting through the four Maras and ego-clinging. One of the Eight Practice Lineages of Buddhism in Tibet [RY]

chos kyi sdom bzhi - The Four Summaries of the Dharma, the four dharma emblems. Syn {chos rtags kyi phyag rgya bzhi}. the four seals. Syn {phyag rgya bzhi}. The four main principles of Buddhism. These four main principles marking a doctrine as Buddhist are: 1) {'du byas thams cad mi rtag pa}, All conditioned/compounded things are impermanent; 2) {zag bcas thams cad sdug bsngal}, all defiling things (defiled with ego-clinging) are suffering; 3) {chos thams cad stong zhing bdag med pa'o}, all phenomena are empty and devoid of a self-entity / identityless. 4) {mya ngan las 'das pa ni zhi ba}, nirvana is peace [RY]

bdag 'dzin - ego-clinging grasping at a self, grasping at the reality of, [atmagraha]; egoism, selfishness, I-making, ego-clinging, ego, ego-fixation; ego-clinging, ego-fixation, holding to a self; [informal] clinging to reality [RY]

bdag 'dzin - belief in a pure ego, belief in self, grasping at a self, selfishness, clinging to the I, egotism, apprehended selfhood, apprehension of self, ego-clinging, ego, ego-fixation, self-grasping, sense of I, grasping at a self, grasping at the reality of [JV]

bdag 'dzin kun btags - imputed ego-clinging [RY]

bdag 'dzin goms pa'i bag chags - the tendency of habituated ego-clinging [RY]

bdag 'dzin bcad pa - to destroy ego-clinging [RY]

bdag 'dzin nyon mongs - ego-clinging and the obscuring emotions [RY]

bdag 'dzin gnyis - two types of ego-clinging [RY]

bdag 'dzin lhan skyes - intrinsic ego-clinging [RY]

bdud - Mara. Demon or demonic influence which creates obstacles for practice and enlightenment. Mythologically said be a powerful god who dwells in the highest abode in the Realm of Desire; the master of illusion who attempted to prevent the Buddha from revealing enlightenment at Bodhgaya. For the Dharma practitioner, Mara symbolizes one's own ego-clinging and preoccupation with the eight worldly concerns. Generally, there are four maras or obstructions to practice of the Dharma: those of defilements, death and the aggregates, and the godly mara of seduction. Sometimes the four maras are mentioned by name; Lord of Death, Godly Son, Klesha and Skandha [RY]

ma gcig lab sgron - Machig Labdrön. (1031-1129). The great female master who set down the Chö practice, cutting through ego-clinging. Disciple and consort of the Indian master Phadampa Sangye. Machig Labdrön means 'Only Mother Lamp of Dharma.' [RY]

rig pa'i kun tu bzang po - Awareness Samantabhadra. In sadhana practice is an ornamented bodhisattva in the form of the body of karmic ripening of samsaric ego-clinging. He stands with the legs parallel and has joined the palms of his hands. [RY]

ru dra - Rudras. 1) A type of unruly half-god half-demon. 2) The demon of ego-clinging [RY]