Düpa Do

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Düpa Do (Wyl. ‘dus pa mdo), Do Gongpa Düpa (Wyl. mdo dgongs pa ‘dus pa), The Sutra which Gathers All Intentions, aka Tsokchen Düpa — the principal text of the Anuyoga, which is part of the kama tradition. It consists of 75 chapters and was translated from the language of Gilgit by Chetsun Kyé, a native of Gilgit, in the late 8th or early 9th century. The Anuyoga tantras were brought to Tibet by Nupchen Sangye Yeshe.

In the sadhana of Tendrel Nyesel, we invoke the mandala of deities from Tsokchen Düpa and recite their mantras.

Commentaries

  • Nupchen Sangye Yeshe (9th century) wrote Armour of Darkness: A Commentary Explaining the Difficult Points of the Sutra Which Gathers the Intentions of All the Buddhas (Düpa Do) (Wyl. sangs rgyas thams cad kyi dgongs pa 'dus pa mdo'i dka' 'grel mun pa'i go cha lde mig gsal byed rnal 'byor nyi ma) (Tib. སངས་རྒྱས་ཐམས་ཅད་ཀྱི་དགོངས་པ་འདུས་པ་མདོའི་དཀའ་འགྲེལ་མུན་པའི་གོ་ཆ་ལྡེ་མིག་གསལ་བྱེད་རྣལ་འབྱོར་ཉི་མ་ཞེས་བྱ་བའི་སྨད་ཆ་བཞུགས་སོ།)

Further Reading

  • Dudjom Rinpoche, The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, Its Fundamentals and History, trans. and ed. Gyurme Dorje (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1991), the story of the transmission of this text is given throughout History (Book Two), Part Five; also read Part Seven, 'Ch. 3 Response to Critics of the Sutra which Gathers All Intentions'.
  • Jacob Dalton, The Uses of the dGongs pa 'dus pa'i mdo in the Development of the rNying-ma School of Tibetan Buddhism, University of Michigan, 2002