chapter  7
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Preparation of Disciples ; the Meaning of Initiation

By "preparation of disciples" i s meant their preparation to evoke deities-a process frequently called in Sanskrit sddhana ; and this is to be distinguished from the initiation of disciples. Thus there are two parts to the present essay, exhibited textually toward the end of the present work with "Outline of the Thob Yig Gsa) BaJ:!i Me Lon," because Chapter 4 of the outlined treatise treats the lineages of permission to evoke deities, and its subsequent Chapter 5 treats initiation and shows that Mantrayiina begins with initiation .