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Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö


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Benedictory Verses for A Brilliant Elucidation of Logical Reasoning[1]

by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

Oṃ svasti.
When evaluating with the determinative science of valid cognition
The words of the victorious ones and treatises that comment on their intention,
It is this alone that establishes how the Teacher and his teachings are authentic,
This alone that brings unfailing certainty.

Dignāga, who was guided by Mañjughoṣa,
Was roused by the drums of this Treasury of Wisdom's speech.
The resulting work, a most excellent compendium,
Provides scholars with immaculate, clear vision.

As for the commentarial annotations upon this text
By Mañjughoṣa in person, Mipham Namgyal Gyatso,
It was the great sublime tulku of Palyul, Karma Gyurme,
Who produced this edition out of a pure motivation.

Through the virtue of this, may all sentient beings
Set out upon the path that is authentic,
And attain without the slightest difficulty
The supreme level of omniscience—all-knowing and all-seeing.

These aspirational verses for the colophon were written by Lodrö Gyatso, who holds the name of a Khyentse incarnation, in response to a request from Lama Shingkyong. Śubhaṃ.

| Translated by Adam Pearcey with the generous support of the Khyentse Foundation and Tertön Sogyal Trust, 2020.

Version: 1.1-20220605

  1. rigs lam rab gsal snang ba, Ju Mipham Namgyal Gyatso's annotation commentary (mchan 'grel) to Dignāga's Pramāṇasamuccaya.  ↩

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