༄༅། །པདྨའི་རྒྱལ་པོའི་བསྟོད་པ་བཞུགས།

A Praise to the Lotus King

Arya Shantigarbha

This four-line praise may be the earliest prayer to Padmasambhava preserved in writing. It forms the colophon of the Noose of Methods (IOL Tib J 321, Tapshag, or Upayapasha), a Mahayoga commentary attributed to Padmasambhava. A 10th century manuscript of the Noose of Methods including this praise was found at the Dunhuang Caves. The prayer shows some similarity to the famous Seven-Line Prayer (Tsikdun Soldep).

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