The Four ________

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The Four ________

Postby Lhug-Pa » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:24 pm

This thread was inspired by Muni's recent post on:

http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Four_reliances


The following are also considered very important—even indispensable—to know as well:

http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Four_seals
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Four_thoughts
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?titl ... easurables
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?titl ... powerments
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Four_powers
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?titl ... ble_truths
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Four_mudras
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Four_joys
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Four_empties
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Four_nails
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Four_maras
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Four_forces
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?titl ... indfulness
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?titl ... of_Gampopa
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?titl ... of_Abiding
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?titl ... idyadharas
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Four_das
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?titl ... chokshyaks
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Four_extremes (See also: Eight Extremes)
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Four_visions (See also: The Six Lamps)
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?titl ... l_Illusion (See also: Eight Sections of Magical Illusion)


This Three can also be another very important Four if we include Refuge (although Refuge is included by default within the following Three):

http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?titl ... principles


Vimalamitra describes Five kinds or types of Vidya or Rigpa, however it looks like Rigpawiki describes Four:

http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Ar ... +OR+Ground


And I just want to add here as well The Eight Examples or Similes of Illusion:

http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?titl ... f_illusion


Edit - Just saw this post:

The Four Subdivisions of Anuyoga


For more Fours:

http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Ar ... 9lkJB-s0rI

(Did I miss any other very important Fours?)


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Re: The Four ________

Postby viniketa » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:40 pm

There is a rather extensive list here:

Buddhism by Numbers

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Re: The Four ________

Postby Lhug-Pa » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:08 pm

Thanks Viniketa I'll look over that, as one almost always encounters new terms in every Buddhist glossary.


The main emphasis for this thread however is the importance of "The Fours" (I should've posted the following two links in the initial post):

http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?titl ... Index/Four

http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php?titl ... Four&go=Go


Although to be even more thorough, there is also:

http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/en/ab ... 37422.html

http://www.greatliberation.org/teaching ... ossary.htm

http://www.keithdowman.net/dzogchen/nat ... n_Glossary

http://lionsroar.name/tantric_glossary.htm

http://lionsroar.name/tibetan_glossary.htm


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