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Texts related to Chöd (gcod), literally cutting or severance, the practice of offering one's own body to demons as a means of overcoming self-cherishing:
- The Lineage Prayer for the Natural Liberation of Grasping (Dzinpa Rangdrol) by Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje
- Concise Offering of the Body from the Root Text of the Heart Accomplishment of the Guru Tukdrup, The Essential Manual of Oral Instructions (Shaldam Nyingjang) by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
A simple practice of Chöd ('severance') extracted from the Essential Manual of Oral Instructions (zhal gdams snying byang), which is part of the Chokling Tersar, and supplemented by verses of introduction and conclusion composed by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.