Ngok Tradition

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Key Term Ngok Tradition
In Tibetan Script རྔོག་ལུགས་
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration rngog lugs
Tibetan Phonetic Rendering ngok luk
Term Type Noun
Source Language Tibetan
Basic Meaning Ngok Lotsāwa Loden Sherab's "analytical tradition" of exegesis of the Uttaratantra; one of two major Tibetan traditions of exegesis, both stemming from students of Sajjana.
Has the Sense of Also known as the analytical tradition (thos bsam gyi lugs), literally, "the tradition of hearing and contemplating," this form of exegesis explicated the text through philosophical reasoning and debate and thus entailed a primarily scholastic approach to the treatise. However, both the Ngok Tradition and its opposing counterpart the Tsen Tradition reportedly came from a single source, the Kashmiri scholar-yogi Sajjana.
Related Terms Tsen Tradition

The Ultimate Continuum (text title), often referred to as the Gyulama in the Tibetan tradition. This is the short title often used for the key source text of buddha-nature teachings, the Ratnagotravibhāga of Maitreya/Asaṅga, also known as the Mahāyānottaratantraśāstra.