Sakya Paṇḍita Series
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- Kunga Gyaltsen
You who have the eye of wisdom that sees all that is knowable,
The compassion that brings about the welfare of all beings,
The strength that accomplishes inconceivable enlightened action,
Lama, you who are Mañjuśrī in person, at your feet I pray!
A series of texts by the great scholar Sakya Paṇḍita Kunga Gyaltsen (kun dga' rgyal mtshan, 1182–1251):
Sakya Paṇḍita provides the outline of a very simple meditation on Amitābha for the moment of death, summarizing the preliminaries, main part, conclusion and benefits of the practice according to the oral tradition of his uncles and their father.
Following some lines of the Prayer of Good Actions (bzang spyod smon lam), Sakya Paṇḍita here offers a simple visualisation centred upon Buddha Amitābha, to be practised each day before falling asleep in order to secure rebirth in the Sukhāvatī pure-land.
A brief commentary on Parting From the Attachments (zhen pa bzhi bral), the famous four-line instruction originally revealed by Mañjuśrī to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo (1092–1158), Sakya Paṇḍita's great uncle.