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Highest Yoga Tantra

Anuttara Yoga Tantra (Skt); la na mä pä gyü (Tib); bla na med pa’i rgyud (Wyl)

The fourth and supreme division of tantric practice, sometimes called Maha-anuttara Yoga Tantra. It consists of the generation and completion stages. Through this practice, one can attain full enlightenment within one lifetime. See also the four classes of tantra.