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Yoga Tantra by Alexander Berzin

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Yoga Tantra

The third class of tantra, yoga tantra, has four Buddha-family traits, one for each of the four topics discussed in the texts of this class:

    The Tathagata family, headed by Vairochana, for body.
    The vajra family, headed by Akshobhya, for mind.
    The lotus family, headed by Amitabha, for speech.
    The jewel (Skt. ratna) family, headed by Ratnasambhava, for actions.

The fifth Buddha-family, the karma (action) family, headed by Amoghasiddhi, is subsumed under the jewel family.

Source

www.berzinarchives.com