skye med ti la ka'i lung: 2 definitions

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Source: Rangjung Yeshe Wiki: Dharma Dictionary

skye med ti la ka'i lung (སྐྱེ་མེད་ཏི་ལ་ཀའི་ལུང) refers to “Non-arising Tilaka Scripture” and refers to one of the “Eighteen Major Scriptures” also known as the “Eighteen Dzogchen Tantras” (of the Mind Section) which were taught by Shri Singha to Vairotsana and Lekdrub. The list of titles is found in chapter 14 of Sanglingma Life Story (by Nyang Ral Nyima Oser, 1124-1192) also published as The Lotus-Born: The Life Story of Padmasambhava (recorded by Yeshe Tsogyal). Found in Vol. KA of the Nyingma Gyübum (Cf. Erik Pema Kunsang).

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

skye med ti la ka'i lung (སྐྱེ་མེད་ཏི་ལ་ཀའི་ལུང) (or “the quintessential king”) 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 Quintessential King”; Tibetan: yang tig rgyal po; here as: skye med ti la ka'i lung; or the: mi 'gyur thig le tig]. It is mentioned in the 12th century “The Copper Continent” compiled by the Tibetan scholar Nyang ral Nyi ma 'od zer.

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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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