Literary Genres › Topical Outlines
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A series of topical or thematic outlines (sa bcad):
A simple guide to the contents of Vasubandhu's classic work, listing the main subdivisions within the text's eight chapters devoted to: 1) the elements, 2) faculties, 3) cosmology, 4) karma, 5) negative tendencies (i.e., the afflictions), 6) paths and individuals, 7) wisdom and 8) meditative absorption.
- The Precious Jewelled Key: A Synopsis of the Aspiration of the Great Perfection Mañjuśrī by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö
This brief guide to explaining Minling Terchen Gyurme Dorje's famous aspiration prayer, known as 'The Secret Vajra Knot' (rdo rje rgya mdud), provides a topical outline of its contents, and, in so doing, reveals the vastness of its vision.
Guru Rinpoche Prayers
- Topical Outline of the Prayer That Swiftly Fulfils All Wishes (Sampa Nyur Drupma) by Patrul Rinpoche
Outlines of the so-called ten royal sūtras or ten sūtras of the king (rgyal po'i mdo bcu), which are said to have been translated upon the advice of Padmasambhava for Emperor Tri Songdetsen's daily recitation.