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Ten sciences

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The ten sciences (Tib. rikné chu), or fields of knowledge, are:


The five major sciences (Skt. Pañcavidyāsthāna ; Tib. rigné chenpo nga; Wyl. rig gnas chen po lnga)

  1. craftsmanship (Skt. śilpa; Wyl. bzo rig pa)
  2. logic (hetu; gtan tshigs)
  3. grammar (śabda; sgra)
  4. medicine (cikitsā; gso ba)
  5. 'Inner science' or Dharma (nang don rig pa)and


The five minor sciences (Tib. rigné chung nga; Wyl. rig gnas chung lnga)

  1. synonyms (Skt. abhidhāna; Wyl. mngon brjod)
  2. mathematics and astrology (jyotiṣa; skar rtsis)
  3. performance, drama (nāṭaka; zlos gar)
  4. poetry (kāvya; snyan ngag)
  5. composition (chanda; sdeb sbyor)

Source

RigpaWiki:Ten sciences