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Courtesy of Himalayan Art Resources
The following texts are currently available as part of our Testament series:
These four lines, which Terdak Lingpa Minling Terchen Gyurme Dorje is said to have pronounced before passing into parinirvāṇa, are commonly recited as a prayer of aspiration. The great Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo reportedly recited them himself before his own passing.
- The Final Testament of Yukhok Chatralwa as Transmitted to Lama Rigdzin Nyima by Yukhok Chatralwa Chöying Rangdrol
An explanation of the final words of the great Dzogchen master Orgyen Tendzin Norbu (1841–1900): "I am Guru Padmākara of Oḍḍiyāna, a buddha free from birth and death. Awakening mind is impartial and unbiased, beyond labels of the eight stages, the four pairs."
- Clarifying the Profound Meaning: A Concise Commentary on the Final Testament in Four Lines by Minling Khenchen Ngawang Khyentse Norbu
In his final words, Tra Gelong Tsultrim Dargye invokes the Khecharī form of Vajrayoginī, together with her retinue, makes offerings before them, and prays to enter the ranks of the sky-faring ḍākas and ḍākinīs.