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Rtsa means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes

rtsa (རྩ) refers to the “inner channels”, according to Alakakalaśa’s commentary on the Yoginīsaṃcāra (Cf. Indrabhūti’s quotation from the Badzra dā ki rgya mtsho).—There is a passage which mentions aspects of the subtle yoga centered on the elements of the subtle body, such as the inner channels (rtsa), the inner fire or Caṇḍālī, and the immortality nectar that flows down from the burnt chakra in the head. Indrabhūti quoted this to explain the deity Yoga, which a practitioner performs in a fire-oblation (ritual). Indeed, the Ḍākārṇava includes many discourses that teach forms of the subtle Yoga.

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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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