This text has been called a “prayer”, and “aspiration”, and a “chant”. This text is a prayer in that we pray to Dorje Chang to help us in our practice but it is a Buddhist prayer which means we do not believe that there is some higher power up there who if pleased gives us what we want and if displeased gives us nothing. Thrangu Rinpoche has said we should realize that what we are trying to do is open ourselves up to receive the blessings (Tib. Chin lap) of the lineage. The present book contains The Kagyu Lineage Prayer; An Introduction to Showing the Path of Liberation; The Superior Qualities of the Lineage Gurus; The Foundations Practices; Meditation; Notes; Glossary; The Glossary of Tibetan Terms; and The Bibliography.
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