Texts on the subject of the graduated path (lam rim), which was introduced to Tibet by Atiśa in his most important work Lamp for the Path of Awakening (Bodhipathapradīpa) and subsequently adopted by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism, especially the Kadam and Gelug.
- A Precious Garland for the Supreme Path of the Three Types of Individual: The Root of Dakpo's Four Dharmas by Gampopa Sonam Rinchen
This brief text in twelve stanzas summarizes the paths of the three levels of spiritual capacity—lesser, intermediate and great—from the Lamrim teachings and conveys the so-called Four Dharmas: 1) turning the mind to the Dharma, 2) Dharma progressing along the path, 3) the path clarifying confusion, and 4) confusion dawning as wisdom.
One of the great Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa's most famous teachings, this short text highlights the importance of renunciation, the motivation of bodhicitta, and the wisdom that realises the nature of things.
- A Brief Commentary on the Twelve Stanzas (Including the Divisions of the Stages of the Path for Individuals of the Three Capacities) by Gompa Tsultrim Nyingpo