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Nyingma Sect (Red Hat)

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      Nyingma Sect is one of the four major lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. Because the monks of this school wear red Tibetan monk hat , it is also called the Red Sect.

      It is an old sect compared with the other three lineages (White Sect-Kagyu Sect, Flower Sect-Sakya Sect, Yellow Sect-Gelug Sect), and have the longest history. The term Nyingma means “ancient” or “old”, so Nyingmapa is an ancient school or an old school. The “ancient” refers to its scriptures that were handed down from the 8th century AD and have a long history; “old” refers to some of its doctrines and rules that are based on the old secret mantras of Tubo.

      Nyingma Sect is closely related to the Yongzhong Bon religion inherent in Tibet. From the 8th to 9th centuries AD, Tantric Buddhism was introduced to Tibet from India and passed down from father to son. It happened that the mysterious of Tantric Buddhism was very similar to Yongzhong Bon which had already placed a great influence among the Tibetan people. Then, the two gradually merged.

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        Nyingma Sect is one of the four major lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. Because the monks of this school wear red Tibetan monk hat , it is also called the Red Sect.

        It is an old sect compared with the other three lineages (White Sect-Kagyu Sect, Flower Sect-Sakya Sect, Yellow Sect-Gelug Sect), and have the longest history. The term Nyingma means “ancient” or “old”, so Nyingmapa is an ancient school or an old school. The “ancient” refers to its scriptures that were handed down from the 8th century AD and have a long history; “old” refers to some of its doctrines and rules that are based on the old secret mantras of Tubo.

        Nyingma Sect is closely related to the Yongzhong Bon religion inherent in Tibet. From the 8th to 9th centuries AD, Tantric Buddhism was introduced to Tibet from India and passed down from father to son. It happened that the mysterious of Tantric Buddhism was very similar to Yongzhong Bon which had already placed a great influence among the Tibetan people. Then, the two gradually merged.

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