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Texts by and about the celebrated Indian philosopher Dharmakīrti (chos kyi grags pa):
Aspirational verses composed to mark the publication of Dharmakīrti's famous treatise on logic and epistemology, Pramāṇavārttika, or Commentary on Valid Cognition.
This guru sādhana (bla sgrub) focuses on the master logician Dharmakīrti, but the text also makes apparent reference to one of Jamyang Khyentse's main teachers, Khenpo Kunzang Palden (c.1862–1943), who is also known as Kunzang Chödrak, or Samantabhadra Dharmakīrti.
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This prayer for the accomplishment of the transcendent perfections was adapted from the summarizing verses that appear at the conclusion of each chapter in Jātakamālāṭīkā, Dharmakīrti's extensive commentary on Āryaśūra's famous Jātakamālā, or Garland of Birth Stories. (This covers the first four transcendent perfections only; additional verses for the remaining perfections and birth stories were composed by the Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje).