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graduated path of the three capable beings

kye bu sum gyi lam gyi rim pa (Tib); skyes bu gsum gyi lam gyi rim pa (Wyl)

The three levels of practice of the lower, middle and higher capable being, based on the motivations of trying to attain a better future rebirth, liberation or enlightenment. Also known as the three scopes.