antecedent practice for realization

A visualization practice in which one imagines oneself to be a Buddha-figure, for which one has received empowerment, and which one does as a method for actualizing oneself as the figure. It is "antecedent" in the sense of being a meditation practice undertaken both before and as a condition for being able to actualize oneself as the Buddha-figure. Synonymous with "sadhana."

Tibetan: mngon-rtogs

J Hopkins: clear realization/clear realizer.


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Italiano: pratica antecedente di realizzazione
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