Daknang Yeshe Drawa

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Daknang Yeshe Drawa, The Wisdom Net of Pure Visions, is a terma cycle of Dudjom Lingpa which contains some of his special chö practices based on Tröma Nakmo. This cycle was revealed as a pure vision by Dudjom Lingpa in 1867.

Revelation of the Terma

In his biography, Dudjom Lingpa recounts[1]:

In the past, I was twenty-three years old [1867]. For a while I stayed in retreat relying on the meditation and recitation practice of Jampal Mawé Senge, Gentle Splendor Lion of Speech. One afternoon, my house filled with a delicious aroma. At that time I actually saw the deity. He gave me a golden box the size of a small bird’s egg and told me to eat it. Immediately I swallowed it, and he said, ‘This is called Daknang Yeshe Drawa, ‘The Wisdom Net of Pure Visions’. Then he dissolved into me.

Texts of the Cycle

The Daknang Yeshe Drawa cycle includes many practices and texts. Among them are:

  • Sherik Dorje Nӧnpo Gyü, one of the five Dzogchen tantra termas revealed by Dudjom Lingpa.
  • Dudjom Tersar Ngöndro, the 'Preliminary Practices of the New Treasures of Dudjom'
  • The Laughter of Tröma which Overcomes and Suppresses through Splendor, which is is part of 'The Quintessential Accomplishment in Accordance with the Lineage of the Vajra Essence', and is widely practiced among Dudjom Tersar followers.
  • Lujin, also called 'A Rain of Accumulation of Merit and Spiritual Attainment', and translated as 'Giving the Body' or ‘Offering of the Body’, is the classical chö practice within the Dudjom Tersar lineage. It is a short practice which is simple, easy to learn and perfect for a brief daily practice, and is usually done during the evening session. According to Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche[2]“The Lujin text was revealed by Dudjom Lingpa. Its tunes were then directly transmitted to Dudjom Lingpa’s daughter by Yeshe Tsogyal. Through this practice, one learns to cut through the layers of fear and attachment related to the body and ego, thus freeing the innate buddha nature to blossom and manifest. Through this practice alone, many have attained the highest levels of spiritual realization.”
  • A Clear Mirror, An Account of Supremely Secret Meditative Experiences, which is the secret biography of Dudjom Lingpa[3].

Propagation

In a prophecy given to him by a dakini through a vision, Dudjom Lingpa was told that[4]:

'Daknang Yeshe Drawa, ‘Wisdom’s Infinite Matrix of Pure Phenomena’, will appear—A great many disciples will practise that”.

Other information

The Zungdzin Trulpa Rangdröl (Wyl. gzung ‘dzin ‘khrul-pa rang drol ygud), the most important text written by Degyal Rinpoche, is a tantra connected to the Daknang Yeshe Drawa terma cycle of Dudjom Lingpa.

Notes

  1. Traktung Dudjom Lingpa, A Clear Mirror: The Visionary Autobiography of a Tibetan Master, translated by Chonyi Drolma, North Atlantic Books, 2011.
  2. Source: Short presentation of the Lujin practice on Tersar.org
  3. Its translation is included in ‘Traktung Dudjom Lingpa, A Clear Mirror: The Visionary Autobiography of a Tibetan Master, translated by Chonyi Drolma, North Atlantic Books, 2011.
  4. Traktung Dudjom Lingpa, A Clear Mirror: The Visionary Autobiography of a Tibetan Master, translated by Chonyi Drolma, North Atlantic Books, 2011.

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