Courtesy of Himalayan Art Resources
Texts by and about Jetsün Tāranātha (rje btsun tA ra nA tha, 1575–1634), translator, prolific author and the second most important figure in the Jonang lineage:
- Three Reasons for Confidence: A Work Telling the Life and Liberation Story of the Great Master Padmākara | Biography
Tāranātha composed this biography of Padmasambhava in 1610. It is unique insofar as it does not follow the version of the life-story recounted in numerous terma texts. Instead, it follows the historical perspective of the Testimony of Ba, as well as several Nyingma tantras and their commentaries.
Jamyang Khyentse says that he spontaneously composed these verses in praise of the great Jetsün Tāranātha (1575–1634) some time during the Water Bird year (1933–1934) after reading the master's writings.