Jetsün Drakpa Gyaltsen Series
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You saw the nature of all phenomena
And traversed the ocean of secret mantra,
Lord of all vajra holders—
Drakpa Gyaltsen, to you I pay homage.
Texts by the great Sakya patriarch Jetsün Drakpa Gyaltsen (rje btsun grags pa rgyal mtshan, 1147–1216):
- On Jetsün Drakpa Gyaltsen’s How to Take the Practice to Heart by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö | Songs and Poems
- Wisdom's Bestowal: A Way to Accumulate the Recitation of the Tantra 'Chanting the Names of Mañjuśrī' (Mañjuśrī Nāmasaṅgīti) by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo | Mañjuśrī
For this 'means of recitation' (bklag thabs), which provides additional prayers and practices to be said before and after the root text of Chanting the Names of Mañjuśrī (Mañjuśrī-nāmasaṅgīti; 'jam dpal mtshan brjod), Khyentse Wangpo relied upon and adapted the writings of the great Sakya patriarchs Jetsün Drakpa Gyaltsen and Sakya Paṇḍita.
Drakpa Gyaltsen's famous commentary on the four-line instruction that his father, Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, received from Mañjuśrī, is so closely associated with the root text that it is often known by the same title, Parting from the Four Attachments.
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.