Advice for the Mantra Holder Sang-Ngak

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

To begin with, meditate persistently on impermanence.
Then, pray to the gurus.
As the main part, rest the mind within the state of emptiness.
In conclusion, make excellent dedications and aspirations.

Chokgyur Lingpa wrote this at the request of the mantradhara Sang-Ngak (Secret Mantra).

| 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, 115-116. Kathmandu, Nepal: Ka-nying Shedrub Ling monastery, 2004.

Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa

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sngags 'chang gsang sngags la gdams pa

Advice for Sang-Ngak


Chokgyur Dechen Zhikpo Lingpa


Chokgyur Lingpa gave this short heart advice to his disciple Sang-Ngak.