tA ra nA tha

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ཏཱ་ར་ནཱ་ཐ་
Tāranātha(1575 - 1634) 
In the history of the Jonang tradition Tāranātha is second in importance only to Dölpopa himself. He was responsible for the Jonang renaissance in U-Tsang during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, and the widespread revitalization of the zhentong teachings. Like his previous incarnation, Kunga Drolchok, Tāranātha practiced and taught from many different lineages and was nonsectarian in his approach to realization. He was also one of the last great Tibetan translators of Sanskrit texts. The abbot of Jonang Monastery, he emphasized the practice of the Sakya teachings of Lamdre and the esoteric instructions of the Shangpa Kagyu, but he specially focused on the explication of the Kālacakra Tantra and the practice of its Six-branch Yoga as the most profound of all the teachings given by the Buddha. It is clear in his writings that Tāranātha considered Dölpopa to be the ultimate authority in matters of doctrine and practice.

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Text People Deity/Cycle/Genre Total pages Folios
རྗེ་བཙུན་གསང་བདག་ཏཱ་ར་ནཱ་ཐ་ལ་བསྟོད་པ་རྡོ་རྗེ་བྷྲ་མའི་དབྱངས་སྙན།
(ཆོས་ཀྱི་བློ་གྲོས་བཀའ་འབུམ་, Vol. 2, 747-750.)
Author: 'jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse chos kyi blo gros
Associated ppl: tA ra nA tha
Genre: Verses of Praise - bstod pa 4 1a1 - 2b3
གསང་བའི་བདག་པོ་ཏ་ར་ནཱ་ཐ་ལ་བསྟོད་པ་དད་པའི་མེ་ཏོག།
(ཆོས་ཀྱི་བློ་གྲོས་བཀའ་འབུམ་, Vol. 2, 749-751.)
Author: 'jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse chos kyi blo gros
Associated ppl: tA ra nA tha
Genre: Verses of Praise - bstod pa 3 1a1 - 2a3