" Advice From the Lotus Born " ... " Dakini Teachings " ... " Light of Wisdom Vol I to IV " ... " Natural Liberation " ... " Self-Liberation through Seeing with Naked Awareness " ... " Secret Teachings of Padmasambhava " ... " Treasures from Juniper Ridge " ... " Legends of the Great Stupa " ... " Dispeller of Obstacles "
Padmasambhava was born into a Brahmin family of Northwest India. According to tradition, he was incarnated as an eight-year-old child appearing in a lotus blossom floating in Lake Dhanakosha, in the kingdom of Oddiyana in Ancient India and in modern times identified with the Swat Valley of South Asia present-day Pakistan. His special nature was recognized by the childless local king of Oddiyana and was chosen to take over the kingdom, but he left Oddiyana for northern parts of India.
Padmasambhava is said to have transmitted Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet, Bhutan and neighboring countries in the 8th century AD. In those lands, he is better known as Guru Rinpoche or Lopon Rinpoche, or as Padum in Tibet, where followers of the Nyingma school regard him as the second Buddha.
Padmakara has influenced countless beings through the Vajrayana teachings and in particular through the activity of the profound terma treasures. This great master was not an ordinary person on the path or just a noble being on one of the bodhisattva bhumis but an emanation of both Buddha Amitabha and Shakyamuni who appeared in order to tame the human beings and spirits difficult to convert. Teachings and practices ascribed to Padmasambhava. The Vajra Guru Mantra in Lanydza and Tibetan script. The Seven Line Prayer to Padmasambhava is a famous prayer that is recited by many Tibetans daily and is said to contain the most sacred and important teachings of Dzogchen.