Chögyal Pakpa Lodrö Gyaltsen
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- Drogön Chögyal Pakpa
Emanation of the illustrious Samantabhadra,
Renowned as all-knowing in this age of strife,
Enthroned as a sovereign of the teachings in this world—
Chögyal Pakpa, to you I pay homage!
Texts by and about the great Sakya master Chögyal Pakpa Lodrö Gyaltsen (chos rgyal ’phags pa blo gros rgyal mtshan, 1235–1280):
A simple practice of Parṇaśavarī consisting of homage (from a longer praise by Chögyal Pakpa Lodrö Gyaltsen), mantra and dedication, which is particularly recommended as a means to heal and dispel contagious disease.
Sometimes known as the seven-point maṇḍala offering, this is an extremely popular text that is sometimes appended to the 37-Point Maṇḍala Offering. Its precise origin is unknown, however. The earliest available version appears in a consecration manual by Drakpa Gyaltsen, but it has been attributed to various authors, including Pakpa Lodrö Gyaltsen and the legendary bodhisattva Dharmodgata.
The most popular maṇḍala offering liturgy in Tibetan Buddhism, through which one offers the outer and inner universe complete with thirty-seven features: 1) Mount Meru; 2-5) the four continents; 6-13) the eight subcontinents; 14) the jewel mountain; 15) the wish-fulfilling tree; 16) the wish-fulfilling cow; 17) the harvest which needs no sowing; 18-24) the seven attributes of royalty; 25) the vase of great treasure; 26-33) the eight offering goddesses; 34) the sun; 35) the moon; 36) the precious umbrella; and 37) the royal banner victorious in all directions.
It is said that Chögyal Pakpa composed these famous verses of inner offering known as Töpa Gyatsoma (thos pa rgya mtsho ma) following a vision of Sakya Paṇḍita.
Here Jamyang Khyentse adapts and expands upon A Means of Purifying Negativity through Amitābha ('od dpag med kyi sgo nas sdig pa sbyong ba'i thabs) by Chögyal Pakpa Lodrö Gyaltsen (1235–1280), which is contained in the Sakya Kabum (sa skya bka' 'bum).
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This brief sādhana of Avalokiteśvara in the form of Mahākāruṇika, The Great Compassionate One, incorporates instructions on examining the nature of mind according to the approach of Mahāmudrā. It is included within the Compendium of Sādhanas (sgrub thabs kun btus).