Ocean of Perfect Wonder

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Ocean of Perfect Wonder (Tib. ངོ་མཚར་ཕུན་ཚོགས་རྒྱ་མཚོ་, ngotsar püntsok gyatso, Wyl. ngo mtshar phun tshogs rgya mtsho) is a biography of Guru Padmasambhava by Jamyang Sönam Wangpo (Tib. ‘Jam dbyangs bsod nams dbang po, 1559-1620). Due to some discrepancies, the work has been misattributed to Tashi Tobgyal. The colophon states that Jamyang Sönam Wangpo composed the work with the help his father Nakchang Kunga Rinchen (Tib. sngags ‘chang kun dga’ rin chen, 1517-1584). Sönam Wangpo furthermore states that their work is based on earlier sources, including some which are no longer available, such as Guru Chöwang's Eleven Deeds of Padmasambhava.

Full Title

  • rig ‘dzin grub pa’i dbang phyug chen po padma ‘byung gnas kyi rnam par thar pa ngo mtshar phun sum tshogs pa’i gya mtsho

Further Readings

  • Ehrhard, Franz-Karl. "An Ocean of Marvelous Perfections": A 17th-Century Padma bka'i thang yig from Sa skya pa School. In: Tibetan Literary Genres, Texts, and Text Types, edited by Jim Rheingans, 139-181. Leiden: Brill, 2015.