Benefits of Creating Sacred Objects

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Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol

The Eight Great Stūpas

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The Benefits of Creating Sacred Objects

by Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol

The benefits of creating sacred objects are as follows:

One will be happy in this life and become a Buddha in future.
All who see sacred objects close the door to the lower realms.
Even evildoers will travel to places within the higher realms.
Prostration or circumambulation lead to rebirth as a universal monarch.
Offering butter lamps results in an attractive form and clear intelligence.
Prayer will bring blessings and attainments.
Any connection, through seeing, hearing, holding in mind, or physical contact, will prove significant.

Through the benefit of creating representations of enlightened body, speech or mind,
May the teachings of the Victorious Ones flourish and all beings attain awakening.[1]
May all lands enjoy good fortune and excellent harvests,
And may great auspiciousness pervade the three worlds.

This explanation of sacred objects, the All-Encompassing Jewel, was composed by Shabkar. May it be auspicious![2]

| Translated by Adam Pearcey, 2023.


Tibetan Edition

Zhabs dkar ba tshogs drug rang grol. gsung 'bum tshogs drug rang grol. 15 vols. New Delhi: Shechen Publications, 2003. Vol. 13: 569

Secondary Sources

Ricard, Matthieu. The Writings of Shabkar: A Descriptive Catalogue. New Delhi: Shechen Publications, 2005 (First edition, 2003).

Version: 1.0-20230301

  1. This line is repeated in the Shechen edition, possibly in error.  ↩

  2. There is a possible error in the text here. The same colophon appears at the end of another text entitled Explanation of Sacred Objects: The All-Encompassing Jewel (rten bshad kun 'dus nor bu) later in the same volume.  ↩

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