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Courtesy of Himalayan Art Resources
A selection of texts related to the Sixteen Arhats or Sixteen Elders (ṣoḍaśa sthavirāḥ; Tib. gnas brtan bcu drug):
- A Brief Practice of Paying Homage and Making Offerings to the Sixteen Elders by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo
The longer of two ritual texts by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo featuring the sixteen arhats, both of which appear in recent editions of the extensive Nyingma Kama (bka' ma shin tu rgyas pa).
- The Heart of Wish-Fulfilling Jewels: A Brief Practice for Paying Homage and Making Offerings to the Buddha together with his retinue of Arhats by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo
The shorter of two ritual texts by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo featuring the sixteen arhats included in the extensive Nyingma Kama and elaborating on the famous text attributed to Śākyaśrībhadra.
Written for the Third Nyidrak Rinpoche, this liturgy takes Śākyaśrībhadra's text as its basis and adds a few verses at the beginning and end.
- A Brief Practice for Paying Homage and Making Offerings to the Buddha together with his retinue of Arhats by Śākyaśrībhadra
Attributed to the great Kashmiri scholar Śākyaśrībhadra, this is the most famous rite of homage and offering (phyag mchod) to the Buddha and the Sixteen Elders (sthavira).
A simple four-line prayer to Buddha Śākyamuni and a retinue of the sixteen elders.
This eight-line prayer to the Buddha, Eight Great Bodhisattvas and Sixteen Arhats was written at the end of the Fire Sheep year (early 1908).