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First. Argumentation and reliability of texts

     In the sutra of the Naga king's questions, it is said:"The great treasury of the indestructible bodies of the three Jewels is inexhaustible, the great treasury of the boundless great understanding of the Teaching is inexhaustible, the great treasury that satisfies living beings is inexhaustible, the great treasury that is equal to the heavenly space is inexhaustible, the great treasury that is represented by these four is inexhaustible." So it is said about the own nature or essence of the treasury.

Jamgon Kongtrul Lodre Thae

A brief description of the history of the appearance of deep treasures and tertons that found realization

Necklace of Precious Lapis Lazuli

     Praise be to the teacher, the enlightened Padmakarapada!
     You have gathered together all the qualities and activities of the three mysteries of the Lords of the Ten Powers and the Sons! You have kindness towards the beings of the [time] of decadence, surpassing all the Enlightened Ones! Revealed the honey of complete liberation of Samye as the realm of the ten directions and the four times! With unbreakable faith, I prostrate myself at the feet of Padmasambhava, who embodies all Jewels!

Kangyur or Translations of Words

     The term Kangyur (Tib. bka' 'gyur) means literally "Word Translation. At the same time, it should be noted that here we are talking about the Words or instructions of a certain high-ranking person, an enlightened person or a saint. In the context of Buddhism, this collection refers, therefore, to the words or instructions of the Buddha, the Enlightened One. There is another version of such a collection, which is distributed in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. This variant is called Kama, which can be translated literally as "Words". However, in this work, the main collection under consideration is the canonical translation, which is called Kangyur. The texts of the collection presented here occupy an important place in the life of the practitioner, helping him to understand the essence of the state that he is trying to achieve while performing practices, rituals, and studying texts that deal with the view, behavior, and meditation.

About Tengyur

 

      The term "Tengyur" means "translations of treatises" or "translations of explanations" and contains texts that are attributed to scholars and realized teachers of Buddhism.

Tengyur Structure

      All editions of the Tengyur are divided into categories that relate to doctrinal statements or literature of a certain kind. These diagrams are important for understanding how the distinction between different texts is traditionally understood. Below is a table showing the titles of the Tengyur editions and the number of texts in each of the sections (according to the various articles related to this collection). Keep in mind that all the data in this table will still be rechecked when working with text collections themselves (visual verification and subtraction).

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