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The Tibetan Buddhist Canon is the body of sacred scripture in the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Though attempts to catalogue Buddhist texts in Tibet began in the 9th century CE, it was not until the 14th century that the Tibetan Buddhist leader Buton Rinchen Drub compiled all of the scriptures sacred to Tibet. Still, the contents of the Canon are loosely defined, with different editors over time adding or leaving out texts as they saw fit. The Tibetan Canon is divided into two general categories: Kangyur (“translated words”), which are believed to be the words of the Buddha; and Tengyur (“translated treatises”), which are commentaries on the sutras and tantras, treatises, and abstract scholastic abhidharma texts. Approximately one quarter of the Kangyur works are Tibetan translations of early Buddhist texts, and the rest are translations of Mahayana texts. The Tibetan Canon is distinct in its inclusion of esoteric tantric texts, works meant only for private transmission from master to student.