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You are the primordial awareness of skilful means—the indestructible state beyond all concepts,
Realized in the nature of the Great Mother, transcendental wisdom free from any reference,
Displaying your compassion, in all its variety, in every kind of way—
O Great Vajrasattva, to you I pay homage!
A series of texts related to the deity Vajrasattva (rdo rje sems dpa'):
- Heart of Vajrasattva—The Heart of Confession, the King of Purification Practices, from 'The Immaculate Secret Vajrasattva' by Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje
This popular confessional liturgy, revealed as a terma (gter ma) by Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje, is structured around the short six-syllable mantra of Vajrasattva, oṃ vajra sattva hūṃ.
Part of the Longchen Nyingtik cycle, this Vajrasattva guru yoga is entitled 'Cultivating the Pure Realm of Abhirati (or Manifest Joy)' but is often known simply as 'Dorsem Ngön-ga' (Abhirati Vajrasattva). It includes all the standard elements of visualization, offering, mantra recitation and receiving empowerment.
- A Shower of Great Bliss: A Lineage Prayer for the Guru Yoga based on Vajrasattva by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo
A lineage supplication for the Vajrasattva guru yoga known as Dorsem Ngön-ga (Abhirati Vajrasattva), which is part of the Longchen Nyingtik revelation.
- A Method of Purifying Samaya Violations by Relying on the Glorious Guru Vajrasattva by Mipham Rinpoche
A simple method of purifying impairments and breakages of samaya through the visualization and mantra recitation of Vajrasattva.
- Stream to Wash Away Misdeeds and Obscurations: Vajrasattva Visualization and Recitation by Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol
A simple practice for purifying misdeeds and obscurations through visualizing Vajrasattva and reciting his mantra, composed at Mount Kailash for the benefit of multiple disciples.
Composed during the ceremonies that followed the death of Princess Sangay Deki in 1957, this short texts focuses on the ultimate significance of Vajrasattva as the teacher of threefold tantra.
- Wish-Granting Provision of Twofold Accomplishment: A Praise of Vajrasattva by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö
Jamyang Khyentse composed these verses in praise of Vajrasattva during a visit to Katok Monastery in Kham.
In this series of verses Patrul Rinpoche praises the deity Vajrsattva (rdo rje sems dpa') by describing his unique qualities, forms and functions.
Khyentse Rinpoche composed this simple sādhana of Vajrasattva by adapting a section of the Tukdrup Sheldam Nyingjang (thugs sgrub zhal gdams snying byang), the root text of the Barche Kunsel revelation of Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa.
A simple practice of purification by means of Vajrasattva and consort, including recitation of the hundred-syllable and shorter, six-syllable mantras.
A very simple practice focusing on Vajrasattva and consort, transcribed from Jamyang Khyentse's own handwritten notes.
- The Cintāmaṇi (Wish-Fulfilling Jewel) Instruction: A Sādhana of the Glorious Vajrasattva, a Method of Purification and Accomplishment for Both Self and Others by Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok
This short Vajrasattva sādhana, which incorporates the four powers as a means of purifying negative actions, obscurations and breakages of samaya, was composed spontaneously in April 1997. The translation also includes additional verses for refuge, bodhicitta, dedication and aspiration, as recited in Larung Gar.