rdzogs pa spyi chings: 3 definitions


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Source: WikiPedia: Tibetan Buddhism

rdzogs pa spyi chings (རྫོགས་པ་སྤྱི་ཆིངས) in Tibetan refers to the “All-Encompassing Perfection” and represents one of the “Thirteen Later Translations” (Tibetan: phyi 'gyur bcu gsum) which are part of the “Eighteen Great Scriptures”.—Yudra Nyingpo [g.yu sgra snying po] was one of the chief disciples of Vairotsana and one of the principal lotsawa "translators" of the first translation stage of texts into Tibetan. Yudra Nyingpo became one of the greatest masters of Nyingma Dzogchen Semde and Longdé teachings. He translated many works, including the “Thirteen Later Translations”, [for example: All-Encompassing Perfection (Dzogpa Chiching — rdzogs pa spyi chings)].

Source: Wisdom Experience: The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism

rdzogs pa spyi chings (རྫོགས་པ་སྤྱི་ཆིངས) 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., rdzogs-pa spyi-chings].

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

rdzogs pa spyi chings (རྫོགས་པ་སྤྱི་ཆིངས) (or “the epitome”) 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 Epitome”; Tibetan: spyi chings; here as: rdzogs pa spyi chings]. It is mentioned as one of the the Thirteen Later Translations (phyir 'gyur bcu gsum) in the 14th century “Treasury of Spiritual and Philosophical Systems” (grub mtha' mdzod) by Tibetan scholar Klong chen pa.

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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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