nam mkha'i rgyal po: 3 definitions


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Source: Wisdom Experience: The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism

nam mkha'i rgyal po (ནམ་མཁའི་རྒྱལ་པོ) refers to one of the “Eighteen Esoteric Instructions (of the Mental Class)” which are known in Tibetan as: sems-sde bco-brgyad.—[Cf. (1) gdams-ngag mdzod or “Store of Precious Instructions”, Vol. 1, pp. 159-371. (2) rnying-ma bka'-ma rgyas-pa or “Collected Transmitted Precepts of the Nyingmapa” Vol. 17].—Longcenpa in “The Treasury of Spiritual and Philosophical Systems”, pp. 357-8, lists the Tantras from which they are derived [e.g., nam-mkha'i rgyal-po].

Source: Academia: The " Twenty or Eighteen " Texts of the Mind Series

nam mkha'i rgyal po (ནམ་མཁའི་རྒྱལ་པོ) (or “the king of the sky”) refers to one of the “Eighteen Texts of the Mind Series” (Tibetan: sems sde bco rgyad)— the earliest known corpus of Dzogchen literature (also: “great perfection” or Atiyoga) in Nyingma Buddhism.—The many lists of the Eighteen Texts that emerged between the 9th and the 14th century differ in their contents, there is no canonical collection of texts within the rNying ma tradition that includes all of the eighteen texts. One list includes [e.g., “The King of the Sky”; Tibetan; nam mkha' rgyal po; also as: nam mkha'i rgyal po]. It is mentioned in the the mTshams brag edition of the rNying ma canon.

Source: SOAS: A critical study of the thirteen later translations of the Dzogchen mind series

nam mkha'i rgyal po (ནམ་མཁའི་རྒྱལ་པོ) refers to one of the “Eighteen Major Scriptures” of the Mind Series (Semde) according to the Tsamdrak [mtshams brag] edition of the Nyingma Gyubum [rNying ma'i rgyud 'bum]—a collection of Vajrayana texts reflecting the teachings of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism.—In mTshams brag, the 18 texts follow after the kun byed rgyal po, the first text in the first volume. Tradition regards this as the fundamental tantra of the rDzogs chen Mind Series. The Eighteen Texts in this edition are, [e.g., nam mkha'i rgyal po]

The [nam mkha'i rgyal po] text is also mentioned in the following sources: (1) the Degé [sde dge] edition of the Nyingma Gyubum—The sde dge edition differs from all the others in reversing the order of rdzogs chen texts, giving precedence to the yang ti, spyi ti, and man ngag sde cycles over the sems sde.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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