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According to [[Haribhadra]], chapter 8 of the [[Abhisamayalankara]] describes Buddhahood through four kayas: svabhavikakaya, [jnana]dharmakaya, sambhogakaya and nirmanakaya.<ref>[http://books.google.de/books?id=I4qmkptncxQC&pg=PA115&lpg=PA115&dq=embodiment+of+kaya&source=bl&ots=Y_OtBtMzPx&sig=AlH56SC68O9nDxWxBKdWsxkm6QA&hl=de&ei=Mku5Sd6aB9G4-QbntfnHBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result#PPA115,M1 see Makransky, page 115]</ref>
 
According to [[Haribhadra]], chapter 8 of the [[Abhisamayalankara]] describes Buddhahood through four kayas: svabhavikakaya, [jnana]dharmakaya, sambhogakaya and nirmanakaya.<ref>[http://books.google.de/books?id=I4qmkptncxQC&pg=PA115&lpg=PA115&dq=embodiment+of+kaya&source=bl&ots=Y_OtBtMzPx&sig=AlH56SC68O9nDxWxBKdWsxkm6QA&hl=de&ei=Mku5Sd6aB9G4-QbntfnHBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result#PPA115,M1 see Makransky, page 115]</ref>
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One of the 59 Lonjong Slogans of Atisha (#14) states:<ref> https://tricycle.org/trikedaily/train-your-mind-seeing-confusion-as-the-four-kayas/</ref>
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: Seeing confusion as the four kayas
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: Is unsurpassable shunyata protection.
  
 
==Svabhavakakaya==
 
==Svabhavakakaya==

Revision as of 20:56, 6 September 2019

The four kayas (Skt. catuḥkāya; Tib. སྐུ་བཞི་, ku shyi; Wyl. sku bzhi) are identified within Tibetan Buddhism as:[1][2]

  1. dharmakaya (chos kyi sku, ཆོས་ཀྱི་སྐུ་) - the body of reality
  2. sambhogakaya (longs spyod rdzogs pa’i sku, ལོངས་སྤྱོད་རྫོགས་པའི་སྐུ་) - the body of perfect rapture
  3. nirmanakaya (Wyl. sprul pa’i sku, སྤྲུལ་པའི་སྐུ་ ) - the emanational body
  4. svabhavikakaya (Wyl. ngo bo nyid kyi sku ངོ་བོ་ཉིད་ཀྱི་སྐུ་ ) - the body of their essentiality

According to Haribhadra, chapter 8 of the Abhisamayalankara describes Buddhahood through four kayas: svabhavikakaya, [jnana]dharmakaya, sambhogakaya and nirmanakaya.[3]

One of the 59 Lonjong Slogans of Atisha (#14) states:[4]

Seeing confusion as the four kayas
Is unsurpassable shunyata protection.

Svabhavakakaya

The Svabhavikakaya is the unity or non-separateness of the three kayas.[5]

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