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bka' brgyad bde gshegs 'dus pa - {bka' brgyad bde 'dus}, Kabgye Deshek Düpa, Eight Commands, Union of the Sugatas. Terma in 9 or 13 volumes revealed by {nyang ral nyi ma 'od zer}, Nyang Ral Nyima Özer (1124-1192), alias {mnga' bdag myang ral nyi ma 'od zer} [RY]

bka' bde gshegs 'dus pa - Sacred Embodiment of Sugatas [RY]

grub pa bka' brgyad - Eight Sadhana Teachings. Eight chief yidam deities of Mahayoga and their corresponding tantras and sadhanas: Manjushri Body, Lotus Speech, Vishuddha Mind, Nectar Quality, Kilaya Activity, Liberating Sorcery of Mother Deities, Maledictory Fierce Mantra, and Mundane Worship. See also under Assemblage of Sugatas and Sadhana Section [RY]

sgrub pa sde dgu - Nine Sadhana Sections. The Eight Sadhana Teachings in addition to the teachings connected to Guru Vidyadhara. Sometimes the Assemblage of Sugatas is counted as the ninth [RY]

che mchog - Most Supreme. Chemchok Heruka. Usually identical with Nectar Quality, the chief heruka of the ratna family. Sometimes, in the case of Assemblage of Sugatas, the Most Supreme is the heruka who embodies all the Five Families [RY]

dus gsum bde gshegs - Sugatas of the three times [JV]

bde 'dus - Assemblage of Sugatas; {bde gshegs 'dus pa} [RY]

bde 'dus zhi rgyud - Tantra of the Assemblage of Peaceful Sugatas [RY]

bde bzhin gshegs pa'i mchod rten la mjug stegs 'cha' zhing 'dug pa - to use a stupa of the Sugatas as a resting place [RY]

bde gshegs - sugata, [Buddha]. Sugatas [RY]

bde gshegs snying po sgrub pa bka' brgyad - bde gshegs 'dus pa / - Eight Sadhana Teachings of Sugatagarbha [sic] the Assemblage of Sugatas [RY]

bde gshegs thams cad - all Sugatas [JV]

bde gshegs 'dus pa - Assemblage of Sugatas [RY]

bde gshegs 'dus pa rtsa ba'i rgyud - Root Tantra of the Assemblage of Sugatas. Tantra belonging to the Sadhana Section of Mahayoga found in Vol. OM and AH of the Nyingma Gyübum. See also Assemblage of Sugatas [RY]

bde gshegs 'dus pa'i bka'i byung tshul - Historical Origin of the Teachings of the Assemblage of Sugatas [RY]

bde gshegs sras po - Sugatas' Offspring, sugata suta. Bodhisattva [RY]

ldan ma rtse mang - Denma Tsemang. Important early Tibetan translator of the Tripitaka. Extremely well-versed in writing, his style of calligraphy has continued to the present day. Having received Vajrayana transmission from Padmasambhava, he had realization and achieved perfect recall. He is said to be the chief scribe who wrote down many termas, including the Assemblage of Sugatas, connected to the Eight Sadhana Teachings [RY]

dpal bde gshegs 'dus pa'i sgrub thabs - Sadhana of the Glorious Assemblage of Sugatas. Text belonging to the Sadhana Section of Mahayoga composed by Guru Rinpoche. See Assemblage of Sugatas. [RY]

bla ma rig 'dzin - Guru Vidyadhara. A deity and set of scriptures belonging to the Nine Sadhana Sections. Often the Guru Vidyadhara and the eight herukas in the Eight Sadhana Teachings form a single mandala with nine groups of deities. The chief existing scripture for the teachings on Guru Vidyadhara is called the Root Tantra of the Assemblage of Vidyadharas (rig 'dzin 'dus pa rtsa ba'i rgyud) and is the fifteenth tantra within the Assemblage of Sugatas, an immensely detailed collection of teachings on the Eight Sadhana Teachings and associated Vajrayana material brought to Tibet by Padmasambhava and taught to his main disciple. The Assemblage of Sugatas was concealed as a terma and later revealed by Nyang Ral Nyima Özer. The practice of Guru Vidyadhara is expressed through the principle known as the four aspects of approach and accomplishment. The most detailed terma on this principle was revealed by Sangye Lingpa (1340-1396) and is still renowned as Lama Gongdü (bla ma dgongs 'dus) in 18 volumes of approximately 700 pages each. The Guru Vidyadhara is also the basis for innumerable sadhanas propagated by other tertöns, for instance the Rigdzin Düpa cycle within the termas of Longchen Nyingtig as well as the Barchey Künsel cycle revealed by Chokgyur Lingpa and Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo that are both widely practiced to this day [RY]

'byed par byed pa lde'u mig gi rgyud - Opening Key Tantra. Tantra belonging to the Sadhana Section of Mahayoga. See also Assemblage of Sugatas [RY]

ye shes mtsho rgyal - Yeshe Tsogyal. The different versions of her biography give varying details about her place of birth, the names of her parents and so forth. In his Ocean of Wondrous Sayings to Delight the Learned Ones, Guru Tashi Tobgyal states that her father's name was Namkha Yeshe of the Kharchen clan and that she was born in Drongmochey of Drak. At first she was one of King Trisong Deutsen's queens but later was given to Padmasambhava to be his spiritual consort. During the empowerment of Assemblage of Sugatas, her initiation flower fell on the mandala of Kilaya. Through this practice she became able to tame evil spirits and revive the dead. She was the chief compiler of all the inconceivable teachings given by the great master Padmasambhava. Having remained in Tibet for two hundred years, she departed for the celestial realm of the Glorious Copper Colored Mountain, without leaving a corpse behind. In The Precious Garland of Lapis Lazuli, Jamgön Kongtrül says, "Yeshe Tsogyal was a direct incarnation of Dhatvishvari Vajra Yogini in the form of a woman. She served Padmasambhava perfectly in that life, engaged in sadhana practice with incredible perseverance and attained a level equal to Padmasambhava himself, the 'continuity adorned with inexhaustible body, speech, mind, qualities, and activities.' Her kindness to the land of Tibet surpasses the imagination and her compassionate activity that is no different from Padmasambhava's continues unceasingly." Yeshe Tsogyal means 'Victorious Ocean of Wisdom.' [RY]

rlangs dpal gyi seng ge - Palgyi Senge of Lang. His father was Amey Jangchub Drekhöl, a mantrika powerful enough to employ the eight classes of gods and demons as his servants. Palgyi Senge of Lang was one of the eight chief disciples of Padmasambhava when the empowerment of the Assemblage of Sugatas was conferred. He attained both the common and supreme accomplishments at Paro Taktsang through the practice of the Tamer of All Haughty Spirits. The Dzogchen Rinpoches are regarded as his reincarnations. Palgyi Senge means 'Glorious Lion.' [RY]

las kyi dbang mo - Leykyi Wangmo, Skt. Karma Indranila, Karmeshvari. The dakini who transmitted the Eight Sadhana Teachings to the Eight Vidyadharas and later the Assemblage of Sugatas to Padmasambhava. See also 'Kungamo.' [RY]