Wealth and Prosperity Series
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A selection of texts on the theme of wealth and prosperity including rites for summoning the spirit of prosperity or abundance (g.yang 'gugs):
- The Heart of the Matter: A Lineage Prayer for the Excellent Vase of Jewels Wealth Practice by Karme Khenpo Rinchen Dargye
- Cloud-Banks of Everything Desirable: The Wealth Deity Smoke Offering from The Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller of All Obstacles by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye
- Gathering the Siddhis of Fortune: A Fulfilment Practice for Lama Norlha by Karme Khenpo Rinchen Dargye
This brief 'first-portion' offering (phud mchod) to Gesar and his retinue for the sake of prosperity, which Mipham composed in 1872, is said to bring about "the four treasures of longevity, glory, wealth and prosperity," and fulfilment of all wishes and requirements.
Verses in praise of Vaiśravaṇa, the guardian of the northern direction, who is associated with wealth and prosperity, together with the eight principal figures in his retinue, known as the eight masters of the horses (rta bdag brgyad).
- The Falling Rain of Blessings: A Brief Daily Practice of the Wealth Deity White Jambhala by Adeu Rinpoche
This daily practice of Vasudhārā and Jambhala is part of the Illusory Net of the Three Roots (rtsa gsum sgyu 'phrul drwa ba) cycle that Khyentse Wangpo revealed as an earth treasure at Senggö Yutso (seng rgod g.yu mtsho), the Turquoise Lake.
- The Concise Excellent Vase of Jewels: A Wealth Practice of Kyechok Tsülzang arranged by Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche
This practice invokes Lama Norlha as Kyechok Tsülzang (skyes mchog tshul bzang), the third of Guru Padmasambhava’s twelve emanations according to the Tukdrup Barché Kunsel (thugs sgrub bar chad kun sel) maṇḍala. Jamgön Kongtrul created a sādhana from Chokgyur Lingpa's original revelation, which Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche here abbreviates and, in places, augments.
A rite to summon the conditions for prosperity in a monastic college, including observance of discipline, generous patronage, and the coming together of qualified teachers and intelligent, respectful students.
Through this brief rite of summoning prosperity (g.yang 'gugs), the practitioner summons everything from the attainment of the highest Dzogchen accomplishment to long-life, splendour, merit, progeny and the fulfilment of all desires.
- An Appeal for the Prosperity of Teaching and Studying the Five Major Scriptures by Pari Lobzang Rabsal
Adapted from Könchok Tenpe Drönme's "The Summoning Hook of Wish-Fulfilment: An Appeal for Prosperity", this is a rite to summon the conditions for teaching and studying the five major texts (bka' pod lnga) of Gelug scholasticism.