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Rasayana (Tibetan: Chulen): the extracting of the essence 'rasa' from edible, inedible, animate and inanimate objects and substances. The function of the practices of rasayana are to sustain the physical body with supplemented, or solely on, substances, enhance the body and mind, or accelerate spiritual development, and or, particular abilities.

The individuals depicted below were known for their unique abilities in the practice of rasayana: Yeshe Zhonnu, Ma Rinchen Chog, Pema Karpo and others.

Rasayana Outline:

- Definition
- Chronology of Texts

- Divisions:
--- Tantra Literature/Tradition
--- Medical Literature/Tradition

- Tantric Types of Rasayana
--- Air/breath
--- Sky/space
--- Water
--- Minerals (stones, mercury, etc.)
--- Flowers
--- Meditation
--- Others...

- Combination of Substances
--- Ingredients
--- Preparation
--- Ingestion

- Topics:
--- Lineage/Tradition Affiliation
--- Deity Affiliation
--- Function/intention
--- Textual/Tantra Source
--- Popular/obscure
--- Others...

Jeff Watt 6-2015