Within the Vajrayana teachings, agama (Skt. āgama; T. lung, ལུང་) refers to a compendium or commentary, of a tantra text.
In the Tibetan tradition, Vajrayana teachings are commonly divided into three categories:
Tantras are always accompanied by the agamas which present the same teachings but in a shorter, more accessible way than the tantras which are very extensive teachings. Pith instructions are simple, direct practical instructions.
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