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 raga (Pāli: राग, IAST: rāga ; Sanskrit: राग, IAST: rāga, “lust, attachment, excitement, passion”; also sometimes used synonymously with: Pāli: लोभ, IAST: lobha “greed, covetousness”; Tibetan: འདོད་ཆགས་, döchak ; Wylie: ‘dod chags) = desire, attachment, passion, lust; a character affliction or poison referring to any form of greed, sensuality, lust, or attachment to a sensory object; first of the 6 destructive emotions (mulaklesha); one of the 3 poisons (in the Theravada teachings).
• see also: trivisha (3 poisons): (1) delusion, confusion, bewilderment, ignorance (Pāli/Sanskrit: moha), (2) attachment, greed, avarice, desire, sensuality, passion (Pāli: lobha, Sanskrit: raga), (3) aversion, dislike, enmity, anger, hostility, aggression (Pāli: dosa, Sanskrit: dvesha)
• see also: klesha (afflictive/destructive/disturbing/negative emotions) ; mulaklesha (6 destructive emotions): (1) raga (desire), (2) pratigha (anger), (3) avidya (ignorance), (4) mana (pride), (5) vichikitsa (doubt), (6) drishti (view) ; nyöndrip (emotional obscurations) ; trivisha (3 poisons): (1) moha (ignorance or delusion), (2) raga (greed or attachment), (3) dvesha (hatred or aversion)
• external links: wiktionary / wikipedia / rigpawiki

rangrig (Tibetan: རང་རིག་, rang rig, also rang rik ; Wylie: rang rig) = self-cognition, self-cognizance, self-awareness, reflexive awareness, self-perception – see svasamvedana (Sanskrit ≫main entry).
• see also (4 kinds of direct perception): (1) indriyapratyaksha (sense perception), (2) manasapratyaksha (mental perception), (3) svasamvedana (self-cognition), (4) yogipratyaksha (yogic direct perception)
• external links: rigpawiki

 rangtong (Tibetan: རང་སྟོང་, Wylie: rang stong, literally “empty of self”) = “self-emptiness” or “intrinsic emptiness”, one of two approaches towards emptiness and nonduality within Madhyamaka philosophy (along with shentong).
• quotes: “Mind; there is no mind; mind is luminous
• see also: shentong (other-emptiness)
• external links: wikipedia / rigpawiki

≫ rangwang (Tibetan: རང་དབང་, rang wang ; Wylie: rang dbang ; Sanskrit: स्वतन्त्र, IAST: svatantra) = independence, freedom, mastery, control, (under one’s) own power; autonomy, autonomous (existence); DJKR: “independence”.
• see also: Svatantrika (Madhyamaka school)
• external links: (rangwang) wiktionary ; (svatantra): wiktionary

≫ rangzhin (Tibetan: རང་བཞིན་, Wylie: rang bzhin ; Sanskrit: स्वभाव, IAST: svabhāva) = nature, self-nature; native place; own condition or state of being, natural state or constitution, innate or inherent disposition, nature; impulse, spontaneity.
• external links: rigpawiki / rywiki

≫ raptsön (Tibetan: རབ་བརྩོན, Wylie: rab brtson “(very) diligent, (very) suitable, (thoroughly) endeavour” ; Sanskrit: सुयुक्त, IAST: suyukta “well joined, harmoniously combined ; well composed, attentive”) = very diligent, well composed, attentive.

≫ ren (Chinese: 仁, pinyin: rén, “co-humanity” or “humaneness”) = humanity, humaneness, altruism, benevolence: a Confucian virtue meaning the good quality of a virtuous human when reaching for higher ideals or when being altruistic. Ren is exemplified by functional, instinctual, parental feelings and intentions of encouragement and protection for their children. It is considered the outward expression of Confucian ideals.
• see also: junzi (noble man), xiaoren (petty man)
• external links: wikipedia / Digital Dictionary of Buddhism

 Richö (Tibetan: རི་ཆོས་, ri chö ; Wylie: ri chos, “Mountain Dharma”; full name: རི་ཆོས་བསླབ་བྱ་ཉམས་ལེན་དམར་ཁྲིད་གོ་བདེར་བརྗོད་པ་གྲུབ་པའི་བཅུད་ལེན།; Wylie: ri chos bslab bya nyams len dmar khrid go bder brjod pa grub pa’i bcud len, “Extracting the Quintessence of Accomplishment: Oral Instructions for the Practice of Mountain Retreat, Expounded Simply and Directly in Their Essential Nakedness”) = Mountain Dharma, a famous text written by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche with advice on how to do retreat and become an authentic Dharma practitioner.
• external links: rigpawiki ; (English translation): Vajrayana Foundation (1979)

rig (Tibetan: རིགས, Wylie: rigs) = family, clan, race.

≫ Rigden (Tibetan: རིགས་ལྡན་, rig den ; Wylie: rigs ldan, literally “Holder of the castes/family”) = (1) [O you of] high/ noble family; (2) name for the kings of Shambhala; (3) excellent horse; (4) a king of the nagas. According to tradition, there are thirty-two Kings of Shambhala. The most recent 25 of the 32 Kings of Shambhala are known as Kalki kings (Rigden), and they reside upon a Lion Throne in Kalapa, the capital city of the Kingdom of Shambhala.
• see also: Shambhala (mythical kingdom)
• external references: Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche teaches on the Rigden kings of Shambhala in his book “Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior”
• external links: (Kings of Shambhala): wikipedia 

≫ rigdruk (Tibetan: རིགས་དྲུག་, rig druk, also rik druk, Wylie: rigs drug) = the six realms of existence or six classes of being that collectively comprise samsara. Buddhist cosmology typically identifies six realms or modes of existence: gods (deva), demi-gods (asura), humans, animals, hungry ghosts (preta) and hells (naraka). Earlier Buddhist texts refer to five realms rather than six realms, with the god realm and demi-god realm constituting a single realm. Each realm is caused and dominated by a particular destructive emotion.
• external links: wikipedia / rigpawiki

≫ rigpa (Tibetan: རིག་པ་, Wylie: rig pa ; Sanskrit: विद्या, vidyā, “knowledge”) = awareness; knowing; pure awareness, the non-dual ultimate nature of mind, which is totally free from delusion; the state of awareness devoid of ignorance and dualistic fixation; the “pristine awareness” that is the fundamental ground itself. In Dzogchen teaching, rigpa is the knowledge of the ground, i.e. the ground of being or primordial state.
• note: shépa (consciousness, cognition) refers to the phenomenon of knowing, and its specific character (Tibetan: རང་གི་མཚན་ཉིད ; Wylie: rang gi mtshan nyid) is that it is luminous (sel) and aware (rigpa). We may thus distinguish between mind (consciousness) and the nature of mind (which includes its qualities/characteristics of luminosity and awareness).
• see also: dumajé (uncompounded) ; ngowo rangzhin tukjé (essence, nature and capacity) ; ösel (clarity, luminosity) ; selwa (luminosity, radiance)
• external links: (rigpa) wiktionary / wikipedia / rigpawiki ; (international Buddhist organization founded by Sogyal Rinpoche): wikipedia / Rigpa

rigpé nyépé nyédön (Tibetan) = redirects to rikpé nyépé nyédön.

rik (Tibetan) = redirects to rig.

rikdruk (Tibetan) = redirects to rigdruk.

≫ rikpa drim (Dzongkha: རིགཔ་སྒྲིམ་, also: ripdrimni) = alert, beware, careful.

≫ rikpé nyépé nyédön (Tibetan: རིགས་པའི་རྙེད་པའི་རྙེད་དོན་; Wylie: rigs pa’i rnyed pa’i rnyed don = rigs pa “logical establishment; logical principles; reasoning” + rnyed pa “obtain, find” + rnyed don “object found; meaning discovered”) = an object found by means of reasoning and analysis, a conclusion established by means of logical reasoning and analysis. DJKR: “a conclusion after analysis” ; “result of analysis”

 Rimé (Tibetan: རིས་མེད་, ri mé ; Wylie: ris med “without distinction”) = the ecumenical, non-partisan or non-sectarian movement in Tibetan Buddhism, begun by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Jamgön Kongtrül and their disciples in Kham in the 19th century. They re-initiated dialogue between the Sakya, Kagyu and Nyingma schools and compiled their teachings, including many rare works and near-extinct teachings, into scriptural compilations such as the Rinchen Terdzö or “Great Treasury of Precious Termas” and the Sheja Dzö or “Treasury of Knowledge” (Tibetan: ཤེས་བྱ་མཛོད ; Wylie: shes bya mdzod).
• see also: Jamgön Kongtrül Lodrö Thayé
• external links: wikipedia / rigpawiki

 Rinchen Terdzö (Tibetan: རིན་ཆེན་གཏེར་མཛོད་ཆེན་མོ ; Wylie: rin chen gter mdzod chen mo) = “The Great Treasury of Precious Termas”, one of the Five Great Treasures of Jamgön Kongtrül. It is a compilation in 71 volumes of the main termas that had been discovered up to his time (the work was started in 1855 and completed in 1889), and the texts necessary to bestow the related empowerments and explanations to practice them. Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo traveled for thirteen years throughout Central and Eastern Tibet in order to collect the texts and receive the transmissions for the many lineages that had become almost extinct and held by only a few people. The actual redaction and editing of the Rinchen Terdzö was accomplished by Jamgön Kongtrul at the monastery-hermitage of Dzongshö Deshek Dupa, a secluded mountain retreat located between Dzongsar and Kathok. A complete searchable catalog of the Rinchen Terdzö is available at Tsadra Foundation.
• external links: rigpawiki / Tsadra Foundation / Encyclopedia of Buddhism / Himalayan Art

≫ Rinchen Zangpo (Tibetan: རིན་ཆེན་བཟང་པོ ; Wylie: rin chen bzang po) (958-1055) = the first and principal lotsawa or translator of Sanskrit Buddhist texts into Tibetan during the second diffusion of Buddhism in Tibet (known as the New Translation School). He was a student of the renowned Indian master Atisha.
• external links: wikipedia / rigpawiki / Treasury of Lives

 Rinpoche (Tibetan: རིན་པོ་ཆེ་, rinpoché ; Wylie: rin po che) = “precious one”, honorific title for incarnate lama or distinguished Dharma practitioner.
• external links: wiktionary

 rupakaya (Sanskrit: रूपकाय, rūpakāya = रूप rūpa “form” + काय kāya “body, dimension” ; Tibetan: གཟུགས་སྐུ་, zuk ku ; Wylie: gzugs sku) = the “form body” or physical manifestation of a buddha; in the Mahayana, the rupakaya includes the two “form kayas” of nirmanakaya and sambhogakaya.
• see also: dharmakaya (“truth body”) ; kaya (body, dimension) ; nirmanakaya (“body of manifestations”) ; sambhogakaya (“body of enjoyment”) ; trikaya (three bodies of a buddha)
• external links: (rupakaya): wiktionary / rigpawiki / rywiki ; (trikaya): wikipedia

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