The Essential Amrtia of Profound Meaning

Posted on January 31, 2023

On this Guru Rinpoche Day, Samye Translations is pleased to share our full translation of The Essential Amrita of Profound Meaning.

The Essential Amrita of Profound Meaning is a collection of twenty-four pieces of heart advice that the Great Tertön Chokgyur Dechen Zikpo Lingpa gave upon the request of various disciples on various occasions. The series consist of pithy and poetic pieces of instruction written in verse, and together cover the entire spectrum of the Buddhist path to awakening. These precious pieces of advice from Chokgyur Linga were fine tuned for each student or audience who requested teachings, and as such frequently contain personal instructions and heart advice. Though these teachings were spoken over 150 years ago to close disciples, the instructions contained within them are applicable to any practitioner in our current time. The various pieces of advice are mostly untitled in the original text. Titles have been added by the translators, based on the information provided in the colophons of each heart teaching. The collection of beautiful and profound instructions presents a unique insight into the student teacher relationship of one of the greatest Tibetan masters of the 19th century. We sincerely hope this insight will inspire and nurture you, and deepen your connection to the Great Tertön. You can download the pdf here.