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The Gelug-Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra

Originally published as
H. H. the Dalai Lama and Berzin, Alexander. The Gelug/Kagyü Tradition of Mahamudra. Ithaca, Snow Lion, 1997

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Bibliography

Tibetan and Sanskrit Titles of Cited Texts

The Abbreviated Kalachakra Tantra (Laghu Kalacakra Tantra; Dus-'khor bsdus-rgyud).

The Admission of Downfalls (lTung-bshags).

Aku Sherab-gyatso (Akhu Shes-rab rgya-mtsho), Notes from a Discourse on "A Ritual to Honor the Spiritual Master" Interspersed with Mahamudra (Bla-ma mchod-pa phyag-chen-dang sbrags-pa'i khrid-kyi zin-bris).

_______, Notes from a Discourse on "A Ritual to Honor the Spiritual Master" Interspersed with Mahamudra: A Stream of Nectars Eliminating the Deficiencies of Compulsive Existence and Stilled Apathy (Bla-ma mchod-pa phyag-chen-dang sbrags-pa'i khrid-kyi zin-bris srid-zhi'i gdung-sel bdud-rtsi'i chu-rgyun).

Anangavajra, Establishing Method and Discriminating Awareness (Prajnopaya-vinishcayasiddhi; Thabs-shes grub-pa).

Aryadeva, Four Hundred Stanzas (Catuhshataka; bZhi-brgya-pa).

_______, A Lamp for a Compendium of Practices, A Commentary on the Meaning of the Five Stages [of the Guhyasamaja Complete Stage] (Caryamelapaka-pradipa; sPyod-bsdus).

Atisha, A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment (Bodhipathapradipa; Lam-sgron).

Buton (Bu-ston Rin-chen grub), An Explanatory Discourse on [Chandrakirti's] "An Illuminating Lamp [for 'The Guhyasamaja Root Tantra']" (sGron-gsal bshad-sbyar).

_______, An Extensive Commentary on [Nagarjuna's "A Method to Actualize Guhyasamaja] Made in Brief" mDor-byas rgya-cher bshad-pa).

Chandrakirti, An Auto-commentary on "A Supplement to [Nagarjuna's 'Root Stanzas on] the Middle Way'" (Madhyamakavatarabhashya; dBu-ma-la 'jug-pa'i bshad-pa).

_______, An Illuminating Lamp [for "The Guhyasamaja Root Tantra"] (Pradipoddyatana; sGron-gsal).

_______, A Supplement to [Nagarjuna's "Root Stanzas on] the Middle Way" (Madhyamakavatara; dBu-ma-la 'jug-pa).

Chankya Rolpay-dorjey (lCang-skya Rol-pa'i rdo-rje), Answers to Questions (Dri-len).

The Confession Sutra Before the Thirty-five Buddhas (lTung-bshags lha so-lnga).

Darika, Establishing the Very Nature of the Reality of the Great Hidden Factors (Mahaguhyatattvasiddhi; gSang-ba chen-po'i de-kho-na-nyid grub-pa).

Dharmakirti, A Commentary on [Dignaga's "Compendium of] Validly Cognizing Minds" (Pramanavarttika; Tshad-ma rnam-'grel).

Dharmavajra (Chos-kyi rdo-rje), The Guru-yoga of the Foremost Three-part Composite Being (Sems-pa-gsum rtse-mo'i bla-ma'i rnal-sbyor).

Dombi Heruka, Establishing What Simultaneously Arises (Sahajasiddhi; Lhan-cig skyes-grub).

The Eight Thousand Stanza Prajnaparamita Sutra (Ashtasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra; brGyad-stong-pa).

Gampopa (sGam-po-pa Zla-'od gzhun-nu), A Jewel Ornament for the Path to Liberation (Thar-pa'i lam-rgyan).

The Guhyasamaja Root Tantra; cf., The Guhyasamaja Tantra.

The Guhyasamaja Tantra (Guhyasamaja Tantra; gSang-'dus rtsa-rgyud).

Gungtangzang (Gung-thang-bzang dKon-mchog bstan-pa'i sgron-me), Notes from a Discourse on the Gelug Tradition of Mahamudra (dGe-ldan phyag-chen khrid-kyi zin-bris).

_______, Thousands of Songs of Meditative Experience (sTong-mgur).

Gyelrong Tsultrim-nyima (rGyal-rong Tshul-khrims nyi-ma), Last Testament Letter Cast to the Wind (Kha-chems rlung-la bskur-ba'i 'phrin-yig).

Gyeltsabjey (rGyal-tshab rJe Dar-ma rin-chen), The Heart of Excellent Explanation [Commentary on Aryadeva's "Four Hundred Stanza."] (bZhi-brgya-pa'i rnam-bshad legs-bshad snying-po),

The Heart Sutra (Prajnaparamita Hrdaya; Shes-rab snying-po).

The Hundred Thousand Stanza Prajnaparamita Sutra (Shatasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra; 'Bum).

The Hundreds of Deities of Tushita (dGa'-ldan lha-brgya-ma).

Indrabhuti, Establishing Deep Awareness (Jnanasiddhi; Ye-shes grub-pa).

Jamyang-zheypa, Ngawang-tsondrü ('Jam-dbyangs bzhad-pa Ngag-dbang brtson-grus), An Interlinear Commentary on "A Ritual to Honor the Spiritual Master" (Bla-ma mchod-pa'i cho-ga'i mchan-'grel).

_______, A Root Text on the Tenet Systems (sGrub-mtha' rtsa-ba).

The Kalachakra Tantra; cf., The Abbreviated Kalachakra Tantra.

Ninth Karmapa (Kar-ma-pa dBang-phyug rdo-rje), Mahamudra Eliminating the Darkness of Ignorance (Phyag-chen ma-rig mun-gsal).

Kaydrubjey (mKhas-grub-rje dGe-legs dpal-bzang), Answers to Questions (Dri-len).

_______, Miscellaneous Writings (gSung thor-bu).

Kaydrub Kyungpo (mKhas-grub Khyung-po rNal-sbyor), Hundreds of Verses for Auspiciousness (Shis-brjod bka'-brgya-ma).

Kaydrub Norzang-gyatso (mKhas-grub Nor-bzang rgya-mtsho), A Lamp for Clarifying Mahamudra to Establish the Single Intention of the Kagyu and Gelug Traditions (bKa'-dge dgongs-pa gcig-bsgrub-kyi phyag-rgya chen-po gsal-ba'i sgron-ma).

_______, A Lamp to Clarify the Meaning of the Generation Stage of Guhyasamaja (dPal gsang-ba 'dus-pa'i bskyed-rim-gyi don gsal-bar byed-pa'i sgron-me).

_______, A Lamp for Further Clarifying the Five Stages [of Guhyasamaja] (Rim-pa lnga'i yang-gsal sgron-me).

_______, An Ornament for "The Stainless Light" [Commentary on "The Abbreviated Kalachakra Tantra"] (Dri-med 'od-rgyan).

The King of Absorbed Concentrations Sutra (Samadhiraja Sutra; Ting-nge-'dzin rgyal-po'i mdo).

Lakshmikara, Establishing Non-discordance (Advayasiddhi; gNyis-med grub-pa).

Longchenpa (Klong-chen Rab-'byams-pa), A Treasury of Deep Awareness (Ye-shes mdzod),

The Lotus Sutra (Saddharmapundarika Sutra; Padma dkar-po'i mdo).

Mahasukha, Establishing the Hidden Factors (Guhyasiddhi; gSang-ba grub-pa).

Maitreya, Differentiating the Middle from Extremes (Madhyantavibhaga; dBus-mtha' rnam-'byed).

_______, A Filigree of Clear Realizations (Abhisamayalamkara; mNgon-rtogs rgyan).

_______, The Furthest Everlasting Continuum (Uttaratantra; rGyud bla-ma).

Marpa (Mar-pa Lo-tsa-ba) Songs of Meditational Experience (Mar-pa'i gsung-mgur).

Nagarjuna, The Five Stages [of the Guhyasama Complete Stage] (Pancakrama; Rim-lnga).

_______, A Precious Garland (Ratnavali; Rin-chen 'phreng-ba).

_______, Root Stanzas on the Middle Way (Mulamadhyamaka Karika; dBu-ma rtsa-shes).

_______, [A Method to Actualize Guhyasamaja] Made in Brief (Pindikrta, mDor-byas).

Ngari Panchen Pema-wanggyel (mNga'-ris Pan-chen Padma dbang-rgyal), A Commentary on [Sakya Pandita's] "Differentiating the Three Levels of Vowed Restraints" (sDom-gsum rab-dbye'i 'grel-ba).

Padampa Sanggyay (Pha-dam-pa Sangs-rgyas), A Hundred Verses to the People of Dingri (Ding-ri brgya-rsta-ma).

First Panchen Lama, Lozang-chokyi-gyeltsen (Pa-chen Blo-bzang chos-kyi rgyal-mtshan), An Extensive Explanation of "A Root Text for the Gelug/Kagyu Lineage of Mahamudra": A Lamp for Further Illumination (dGa'-ldan bka'-brgyud srol phyag-chen rtsa-ba rgyas-par bshad-pa yang-gsal sgron-me, Phyag-chen rtsa-ba'i rang-'grel).

_______, A Ritual to Honor the Spiritual Master (Bla-ma mchod-pa).

_______, A Root Text for the Precious Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra: The Main Road of the Triumphant Ones (dGe-ldan bka'-brgyud rin-po-che'i phyag-chen rtsa-ba rgyal-ba'i gzhung-lam, Phyag-chen rtsa-ba).

_______, A Six-session Guru-yoga (Thun-drug bla-ma'i rnal-sbyor).

Third Panchen Lama, Pelden-yeshey (Pan-chen dPal-ldan ye-shes), Answers to Questions (Dri-len).

Pundarika, Stainless Light [Commentary on "The Kalachakra Abbreviated Tantra"] (Vimalaprabha; Dri-med 'od).

Sakya Pandita (Sa-chen Kun-dga' rgyal-mtshan), Differentiating the Three Levels of Vowed Restraints (sDom-gsum rab-dbye).

Sanggyay-yeshey (Sangs-rgyas ye-shes), Songs of Meditational Experience (gSung-mgur-ma).

Saraha, The Commoner Dohas (dMangs do-ha).

_______, The King Dohas (rGyal-po do-ha).

_______, The Queen Dohas (bTsun-mo do-ha).

_______, The Three Core Volumes (sNying-po skor-gsum).

Sershul (Ser-shul dGe-bshes Blo-bzang phun-tshogs), Notes on the Five Stages [of the Guhyasamaja Complete Stage] (Rim-lnga zin-bris).

The Seven Texts of the Mahasiddhas (Grub-pa sde-bdun).

Shantideva, Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior (Bodhicaryavatara; sPyod-'jug).

A Sutra on the Essential Factors for Accordant Progress (Tathagatagarbha Sutra; De-bshegs snying-po'i mdo).

Tagtsang Lotsawa (sTag-tshang Lo-tsa-ba Shes-rab rin-chen), An Ocean of Teachings on the General Meaning of Kalacakra (Dus-'khor spyi-don bstan-pa'i rgya-mtsho).

The Three Mothers (Yum-gsum).

Tsongkhapa (Tsong-kha-pa Blo-bzang grags-pa), The Essence of Excellent Explanation of Interpretable and Definitive Meanings (Drang-nges legs-bshad snying-po).

_______, A Grand Presentation of an Exceptionally Perceptive State of Mind (Lhag-mthong chen-mo).

_______, A Grand Presentation of the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim chen-mo).

_______, A Grand Presentation of the Graded Stages of the Secret Mantra Path (sNgags-rim chen-mo).

_______, A Lamp for Clarifying the Five Stages [of the Guhyasamaja Complete Stage] (Rim-lnga gsal-sgron).

_______, An Ocean of Reason [Commentary on Nagarjuna's "Root Stanzas on the Middle Way"] (Rigs-pa'i rgya-mtsho).

_______, Precious Sprout, Deciding the Difficult Points of [Chandrakirti's] "An Illuminating Lamp [for 'The Guhyasamaja Root Tantra']" (sGron-gsal dka'-gnas-kyi mtha'-gcod rin-po-che'i myu-gu).

_______, The Pure Stages of the Yoga of Guhyasamaja (gSang-'dus rnal-sbyor dag-rim).

_______, A Short Presentation of an Exceptionally Perceptive State of Mind (Lhag-mthong chung-ngu).

_______, A Short Presentation of the Graded Stages of the Path (Lam-rim chung-ngu).

_______, Totally Clarifying the Intentions [of Chandrakirti's "Supplement to (Nagarjuna's 'Root Stanzas on) the Middle Way'"] (dGongs-pa rab-gsal).

_______, The Three Principal Aspects of the Path (Lam-gtso rnam-gsum).

_______, A Treasury of Commentaries on the Five Stages [of the Guhyasamaja Complete Stage] (Rim-lnga 'grel-mdzod).

The Twenty Thousand Stanza Prajnaparamita Sutra (Pancavimshatisahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra; Nyi-khri stong-pa).

Vasubandhu, A Treasure-house of Special Topics of Knowledge (Abhidharmakosha; mDzod).

Yogini Chinta, Establishing the Very Nature of the Reality of What Follows from Becoming Clear about Functional Phenomena (Vyaktabhavanugatatattvasiddhi; dNgos-po gsal-ba'i rjes-su 'gro-ba'i de-kho-na-nyid grub-pa).

Yongdzin Yeshey-gyeltsen (Yongs-'dzin Ye-shes rgyal-mtshan), Clearly Indicating the Main Points from the Oral Teachings of the Gelug Tradition of Mahamudra (dGa'-ldan phyag-rgya chen-po'i man-ngag-gi gnad gsal-bar ston-pa).

_______, Notes from a Discourse on the Gelug Tradition of Mahamudra (dGa-ldan phyag-rgya chen-po'i khrid-yig).