Mahāyoga

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Mahāyoga

Mahāyoga
महायोग
མཧཱ་ཡོ་ག

Basic Meaning

This is first one of the inner tantric schools according to the Nyingma tradition. Mahāyoga includes two sub-sections of the tantras which includes eighteen tantras and the sādhanās that includes the eight sādhanā practices. Mahāyoga focuses on the Development Stage and espouses the view of equality and purity in which equality refers to equal nature of phenomena in being empty and purity refers to all appearances being inherently enlightened energies. The Mahāyoga path leads to four stages of vidyadharas.

Term Variations
Key Term Mahāyoga
Topic Variation Mahāyoga
Tibetan མཧཱ་ཡོ་ག  ( naljor chenpo)
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration rnal 'byor chen po  ( naljor chenpo)
Devanagari Sanskrit महायोग  ( Mahāyoga)
Romanized Sanskrit Mahāyoga  ( Mahāyoga)
Buddha-nature Site Standard English Mahāyoga
Richard Barron's English Term supreme immersion
Term Information
Source Language Sanskrit
Basic Meaning This is first one of the inner tantric schools according to the Nyingma tradition. Mahāyoga includes two sub-sections of the tantras which includes eighteen tantras and the sādhanās that includes the eight sādhanā practices. Mahāyoga focuses on the Development Stage and espouses the view of equality and purity in which equality refers to equal nature of phenomena in being empty and purity refers to all appearances being inherently enlightened energies. The Mahāyoga path leads to four stages of vidyadharas.
Term Type School
Definitions
Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism In Sanskrit great yoga”; the seventh of the nine vehicles according to the Rnying ma sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Here, the system of practice described elsewhere as anuttarayogatantra is divided into three: mahäyoga, anuyoga, and atiyoga, with mahäyoga corresponding roughly to practices of the “stage of generation” (utpaitikrama), in which one visualizes oneself as a deity and one’s environment as a maņdala. Its root text is the Guhyagarbhatantra.
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