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(Tib., sprul-sku).

Literally, ‘Emanation Body’, the term is descriptive of certain teachers in Tibet who are thought to reincarnate over a number of generations. Though known in principle in India.the tülku system was first formally developed and adopted in Tibet by members of the Karma-kagyü lineage and then spread to the other schools of Buddhism.

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