Sdig pa bshags pa: 1 definition


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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

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Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes

sdig pa bshags pa (སྡིག་པ་བཤགས་པ) refers to the “confession of sin” and represents one of the Seven Best Offerings, according to the Bohitā commentary of the 10th-century Ḍākārṇava-tantra: one of the last Tibetan Tantric scriptures belonging to the Buddhist Saṃvara tradition consisting of 51 chapters.—Accordingly, “[...] Having made offerings of the nectar and so on and [articles] originated in himself through the moon[rise] and sunrise, and having performed the confession of sin [e.g., sdig pa bshags pa] and others, he should reflect on compassion and so on. Then, [having made] himself being of the nature of emptiness, he should contemplate [the mantra of] yogaśuddha (“being purified by 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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