The Sole Panacea

A Brief Commentary on the Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche That Cures the Suffering of the Sickness of Karma and Defilement

By Thinley Norbu

- Paperback
Shambhala Publications
Pages: 200
Size: 4.25 x 6.75
ISBN: 9781645470748

Also see our guide to the works of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche.

Of all the devotional prayers used as a support for Dharma practice, the Seven-Line Prayer is the most essential, often repeated many thousands of times by practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. This concise prayer invokes the blessings of Padmasambhava, also called Guru Rinpoche (“Precious Teacher”) and known as the Buddha of our time.

Although the prayer is short and simple, its different levels of meaning make this commentary a welcome study aid for practitioners. The book also includes the text of the Seven-Line Prayer in English and Tibetan.