The Everflowing Nectar of Bodhicitta

bh11The Everflowing Nectar of Bodhicitta.
The Practice of Thousand-arm Chenrezig and the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation. The Mahayana Thought Training Annihilating the Demon of the Self-Cherishing Mind.

Tibetan root text by Langri Tangpa Dorje Senghe.

What follows is an eight-verse teaching that contains the entire technique for transforming the mind into relative and absolute bodhicitta. It was composed by Langri Tangpa Dorje Senghe, a disciple of the virtuous friend, perfect in all knowledge, Kadampa Potowa Rinchen Sal, who in turn was a disciple of the holy lamp of the teachings, Atisha. Of his guru Potowa’s eight heart-sons, Langri Tangpa was the only one to receive the special instructions on exchanging oneself with others.

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