Katok Situ Chökyi Gyatso Series
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Texts by and about Chökyi Gyatso (chos kyi rgya mtsho), the third Katok Situ (kaḥ thog si tu, 1880–1925), nephew and spiritual heir of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo:
An aspiration to lead all beings to the eastern pureland of Abhirati, which is the realm of Vajra Akṣobhya, and to emulate his activity on behalf of beings.
This short prayer of aspiration for rebirth in Buddha Amitābha's pure-land of Sukhāvatī incorporates the so-called 'seven branches' (saptāṅga; yan lag bdun) of paying homage, offering, confession, rejoicing, requesting the turning of the wheel of Dharma, exhortation to remain, and dedication of virtue.
A simple prayer to the gurus of the lineage of Chöd practice according to the tradition of Katok (kaḥ thog) Monastery.
In this series of verses Chökyi Gyatso, the author of a famous pilgrimage guide to Central Tibet, candidly explains the difference between three types of pilgrim: greater, middling and lesser.
- A Short Prayer Based on the Life and Liberation of the All-Knowing, All-Seeing Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo | Prayers
This short biographical prayer (rnam thar gsol 'debs) to Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820–1892) is drawn from the collection of texts known as The Whispered Transmission of Thangtong Gyalpo (thang stong snyan brgyud).
Composed in 1934, this brief devotional song recalls the kindness of Katok Situ Chökyi Gyatso (kaḥ thog si tu chos kyi rgya mtsho, 1880–1925), Jamyang Khyentse's root guru.
- Tremendous Piercing of the Heart: A Lament Recalling the Guru by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö | Songs and Poems
Jamyang Khyentse composed these verses in November 1925 upon learning of the passing of his teacher Katok Situ Chökyi Gyatso (1880–1925). The text makes it clear that Katok Situ's death occurred in the ninth month of the Wood Ox year.
Swift Rebirth Prayers
- The Swift Fulfilment of Wishes: Prayer for the Swift Appearance of the Supreme Tulku of the Mañjughoṣa Guru by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö | Swift Rebirth Prayers
A short, two-verse prayer for the swift rebirth of Katok Situ Chökyi Gyatso (1880–1925) composed at the request of Lekshe Jorden, a prominent khenpo at Katok Monastery.