The Great Terton: The Life and Activities of CHOKGYUR LINGPA
Author: Guru Padmasambhava, Chokgyur Lingpa, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye, Orgyen To
The Great Tertön is at once a history book, a collection of oral instructions, and a support for our practice. It presents the life-stories of Guru Rinpoché, Chokgyur Lingpa, and all the subsequent Chokling incarnations, as well as some of the main lineage masters from the line of transmission that has come down to rest with Phakchok Rinpoché. These biographies have been taken either from original Tibetan texts or from the oral teachings that great masters have given in recent years. Each text benefits from a commentary by Phakchok Rinpoché, and each section is accompanied by a supplication or aspiration prayer, giving us the means to apply what we have learnt, directly in our practice. The choice of texts and the structure of the book were designed by Rinpoché himself, who thereby gently guides us throughout the book towards a deeper understanding of the ground, path, and fruition of Vajray?na practice.
The Great Tertön is thus an indispensable book for all Chokling Tersar practitioners, but also a source of wisdom and inspiration for any follower of the Vajray?na. Filled with amazing accounts, replete with teachings on devotion and pure perception, The Great Tertön offers practitioners all the necessary resources to cultivate the right approach towards our practice and our teachers.