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- 'Guhya' means secret, both concealed and self-secret. 'Mantra' in this context means eminent, excellent, or praiseworthy. [RY]
Secret Mantra (gsang sngags)
- One of the three types of mantra, along with mantras of retention (dharani) and gnostic mantras (vidyamantra). The term "secret mantra" (Skt. guhya mantra) specifically refers to the three inner classes of tantra (Mahayoga, Anuyoga and Atiyoga). See also under mantra. GD (from the Glossary to Tibetan Elemental Divination Paintings)