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The tree represents the divinity in all his manifestations as well as the source of the religious medicine (chos. sman) which is called ambrosia (bdud. rtsi) or splendourous ripples (byin. ci. brlabs). (ii) The second unit is the hierophant (slob. dpon. rod. * More often than not he is not only the charismatic priest who calls the divinity into the ceremonial circle5 but is a master of the ancilliary sciences as well. ~ h e ' N e w a rhierophant differs from most of his Tibetan counterparts in that his lineage is continued through caste marriage and the begetting of sons.

18 AN Ibl'TRODUCTION TO TIBETAN MEDICINE Among the secular medical literature, the most important and the most popular work is known as "Gyu-zhi" (rGyird-bzhi) (lit. " This work has the following parts: Tibetan title I. 11. 111. IV. Sanskrit equivalent rTsa-rgyud bShad-rgyud Man-ngag rgyud Phyi-ma-rgyud Mula-tantra Akhyata-tan tra Upadesa-tantra Uttantra English equivalent Primary text Explanatory text Text of illstructions Last text or the text of Appendices. This is written in the from of questions and answers between the great Ri-shi Yi-la-kye (Rsi Yid-las-skyes) and the Rig-pai-yeshe (Rig-pa'i ye-shes), the nirmanakaya (emanation) of Medicine Buddha.

Sems) falls from the head. Therefore the inner body goes through a heating process and the ambrosia maintains its falling from the region of head, after which there is no sound. The outer and inner projections are now dispensed with. The sound of the seed syllables in their work of cr~atingthe curing ambrosia has been grasped and dissipated. Since the ultimate etiology of old age, sickness and death is the five poisons, which are epidemic in the world of sentient begins, their recycling should be viewed as basic to the curing process.

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