Wylie:Khyad par gyi le lag brgyad pa
The Eight Special Appendices is very different in style from the other two sets. More like a guide, it is the only one that seems to present a progressive practice rather than a loose collection of topics. The first four sections are divided into subcategories that contain not only descriptions but actual liturgy to be used in the practice, as well as citations from the source teachings, inevitably the Perfection of Wisdom sutras. Indeed, this text is the only one attributed to Machik Lapdrön or any early source in which one can recognize the implementation of the practice of Severance as we have come to know it. The fact that there is only this one brings up interesting questions on the development of the Severance practice and the relationship of later liturgical texts with the “original” teachings by Machik Lapdrön and the other early masters in the lineage.
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- Genre from Richard Barron's Catalog
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- yan lag gi chos, gcod yul skor
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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.