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A system of advanced practices handed down from [[Naropa]] to the translator [[Marpa]], who introduced them into Tibet. He in turn transmitted these practices to his students, particulary to [[Jetsun Milarepa]. The six doctrines are: [[gtum mo]], [[sgyu lus]], [[rmi lam]], [['od gsal]], [['pho ba]], and [[bar do]].
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A system of advanced practices handed down from [[Naropa]] to the translator [[Marpa]], who introduced them into Tibet. He in turn transmitted these practices to his students, particulary to [[Jetsun Milarepa]]. The six doctrines are: the practice of inner heat ([[gtum mo]]), the illusory body ([[sgyu lus]]), the dream state ([[rmi lam]]), the clear light or luminosity ([['od gsal]]), the ejection of consciousness ([['pho ba]]), and the intermediate states[[bar do]].<br>
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Combined with the meditations of deities such as [[Vajrayogini]]/[[Vajravarahi]] or [[Chakrasamvara]], and the system of [[Mahamudra]] they are the most important meditational practices of the various [[Kagyu]] schools.

Revision as of 11:45, 19 December 2005

A system of advanced practices handed down from Naropa to the translator Marpa, who introduced them into Tibet. He in turn transmitted these practices to his students, particulary to Jetsun Milarepa. The six doctrines are: the practice of inner heat (gtum mo), the illusory body (sgyu lus), the dream state (rmi lam), the clear light or luminosity ('od gsal), the ejection of consciousness ('pho ba), and the intermediate statesbar do.
Combined with the meditations of deities such as Vajrayogini/Vajravarahi or Chakrasamvara, and the system of Mahamudra they are the most important meditational practices of the various Kagyu schools.