The Three Pillars of Tathagatagarbha Zen:
Great obeisance to the blessed Ârya-prajñâ-pâramitâ (perfection of Noble Wisdom)
Buddhagnosis: Being fully attuned with prior-to cognitive abilities and discernment as procured from Sutra-Study and Dharma-teachings received from teachers/sages who are well-versed in the Buddhadharma, and who have been prior-anointed with the Seed of Buddhaic Light originating from the Luminous hands of countless Tathagatas.
Samadhi: Cultivation of Dhyāna-techniques culminating in a decisive one-pointedness of Contemplative-Union (Deep Samādhis) with the Unborn Mind. One is now aligned, through the developing mystical dharma-child, with the Undivided Spirit of Bodhi and is unaffected by phenomenal paralysis.
Bodhiprajñā: The untainted and Undivided Awakened Wisdom of the Tathagatas; procured after many years of disciplined Sutra-Study and countless hours of being yoked with the Tathatic-Spirit in the dharma-womb of the Tathagatas via Deep-Samādhis. This Premier-Noble Wisdom is issued directly from the Other Shore of Deathless Suchness, and is fully conferred upon the garbha-child that grows to spiritual maturity (Bodhisattva).