Wylie:'phags pa spyan ras gzigs kyi byang chub lam gyi rim pa'i khrid kyi cha lag man ngag gser gyi thur ma rin po che'i sgron me
འཕགས་པ་སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས་ཀྱི་བྱང་ཆུབ་ལམ་གྱི་རིམ་པའི་ཁྲིད་ཀྱི་ཆ་ལག་མན་ངག་ ་ ་ ་
'phags pa spyan ras gzigs kyi byang chub lam gyi rim pa'i khrid kyi cha lag man ngag gser gyi thur ma rin po che'i sgron me
The Luminous Golden Wand of Pith Instructions: An Appendix to the Instructions on Noble Avalokiteshvara’s Graded Path to Enlightenment
In the Vajrayāna, it is the “pith instructions” an authentic vajra master gives their disciple, often in response to a particular question or to address a particular difficulty, that transform the formal instructions into a living practice. Many of them are never written down and, as is pointed out below, do not appear in any texts. It is usually to save such vital pieces of advice from being lost that they are eventually recorded in texts such as this one.
The pith instructions in this text need to be read in conjunction with the relevant sections in the two preceding texts. Some of them provide considerable extra detail to the instructions in those texts, others discuss points that are barely touched upon, and yet others condense the practice into the essential points that might otherwise be forgotten when one is concentrating on the details.
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- Translator's notes
- Note from Ringu Tulku
- The Graded Path to Enlightenment on Chenrezik Practice, Some Branch Instructions Called: "Golden Scalpel Jewel Lamp".
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- Genre from Richard Barron's Catalog
- Instruction manual
- Genre from dkar chag
- khrid phran
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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.