Wylie:Mkhas grub chen po nA ro tA pas rnal 'byor gyi dbang phyug mar pa lo tsA la gdams pa'i chos drug dril ba rdo rje'i mgur
མཁས་གྲུབ་ཆེན་པོ་ནཱ་རོ་ཏཱ་པས ་ ་ ་
mkhas grub chen po nA ro tA pas rnal 'byor gyi dbang phyug mar pa lo tsA la gdams pa'i chos drug dril ba rdo rje'i mgur
Vajra Song Summarizing the Six Dharmas: The Scholar-Mahāsiddha Nāropa’s Instructions to the Lord of Yogins Marpa
During Marpa’s third trip to India, Nāropa sang this song to him during a ganacakra celebrating Marpa’s recovery from an illness. Although Marpa had recovered physically, he was, as Nāropa remarks in the song, still feeling sad. In this song, Nāropa summarizes the instructions on the six dharmas—caṇḍālī, illusory forms, dreams, luminosity, transference, and entering a body—and adds two final sets of instruction: on the bardos and the path.
This song is found in the biographies of Marpa Lotsāwa by Tsangnyön Heruka, Khachö Wangpo, and Pawo Tsuklak Trengwa. It also serves as a basis for commentaries on the six dharmas by the first Paṇchen Lama, Lopsang Chökyi Gyaltsen, and one of his students, the first Rongpo Drupchen, Shar Kalden Gyatso, both seventeenth-century Geluk teachers.
Transmission lineage received by Jamgön Kongtrul. Vajradhara to Jñānaḍākinī, Vajrapāṇi, Tilopa, and then the same as previously stated for the Ganges Mahāmudrā.
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- Other notes
- Genre from Richard Barron's Catalog
- Instruction manual
- Genre from dkar chag
- gzhung rtsa 'grel
- BDRC Link
- BDRC Content Information
- No note on contents
- Other Translations
- Morrell, Jerry, trans. The Life of Tilopa and the Ganges Mahamudra. Auckland, New Zealand: Zhyisil Chokyi Ghatsal Trust, 2002. (translation of "phyag chen gang+gA ma")
Information about Unicode Tibetan and the digitization of this text
As the only available unicode Tibetan text at the time, Nitartha International's version of the Paro Edition of the gdams ngag mdzod is provided here. However, note that it has not been thoroughly edited and that there may also be mistakes introduced through the conversion process. Eventually we will provide a fully edited version of the entire Shechen Edition, entered and edited multiple times by Pulahari Monastery in Nepal, but as of fall 2017 that project has not been finished. Note that the folio numbers that appear throughout were added by Nitartha Input Center at the time of input.
Provided by Nitartha International Document Input Center. Many thanks to Lama Tenam and Gerry Wiener for help with fonts and conversion.