Advice for Könchok Paldrön

from The Essential Amrita of Profound Meaning: Oral Instructions and Practical Advice Bestowed Upon Fortunate Followers, Eye-opener to What is to be Adopted and Abandoned

by Chokgyur Lingpa

Könchok Paldrön,1 be seated on this rare and supreme seat!
Könchok Paldrön, exert yourself in the rare and supreme taming of the mind!
Könchok Paldrön, train yourself in rare and supreme bodhicitta!
Könchok Paldrön, realize the two rare and supreme stages!2

| Lhasey Lotsawa Translations, 2021.


Source text
  • mChog gyur gling pa, “rJes ’jug skal bzang rnams la bstal pa’i zhal gdams bslab bya nyams len gyi skor spang blang mig ’byed zab don snying gi bdud rtsi.” In mChog gling bka’ ’bum skor. Vol. 36 of mChog gling bde chen zhig po gling pa yi zab gter yid bzhin nor bu’i mdzod chen po, 87-88. Kathmandu, Nepal: Ka-nying Shedrub Ling monastery, 2004.

  1. Könchok Paldrön (dkon mchog dpal sgron, Rare and Supreme Glorious Lamp) was Chokgyur Lingpa’s daughter. ↩︎

  2. Namely, the generation stage and the completion stage. ↩︎


Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa

Courtesy of Himalayan Art Resources



dkon mchog dpal sgron la gdams pa

Advice for Könchok Paldrön


Chokgyur Dechen Zhikpo Lingpa


Chokgyur Lingpa gave this poetic verse of advice to his daughter Könchok Paldrön. The advice is a play on Könchok, Rare and Supreme, the first part of his daughter's name.