Terms from Maitreyanatha's Abhisamayalankara

The Eight Topics (dngos po brgyad)

 

1. rnam khyen knowledge of all aspects, omniscience

2. lam shes knowledge of the path, path-knowledge

3. gzhi shes knowledge of the bases, knowledge of the foundation, base-knowledge

4. rnam rdzogs sbyor ba complete training of all aspects, application of the realization of all aspects

5. rtse mor sbyor ba culminating training, application when reaching the peak

6. mthar gyis pa?i sbyor ba gradual training; gradual application of the bodhisattva path

7. skad cig ma?i sbyor ba momentary training; instantaneous application

8. chos sku (Skt. dharmakaya)