The Wondrous Light of Lunar Nectar is a biography of Chatral Künga Palden (1878–1944) written by Dilgo Khyentsé Tashi Paljor.
This text provides us with an insight into the life of Do Khyentse Yeshé Dorjé by presenting a concise biography of the master in addition to those of his family. It, moreover, offers stories from the life of his half-sister and spiritual partner, Losal Drölma—an honored teacher in her own right and a figure on the fringe of the Yeshé Dorjé tales told in temples.
Khyungtrül Pema Trinlé Gyatso, also known as Khyungtrül Kargyam, was a treasure revealer, a highly learned master, and undeniably an important figure in the Rimé movement of the nineteenth century in Kham. Pema Gyurme’s disciple, Khen Orgyen Namgyal, composed this short biographical text, sourcing Khyungtrül’s autobiography and oral account.
Khenpo Tsöndrü's brief biography of his own teacher Pema Tekchok Loden (1879–1955), alias Khenchen Abu Lhagang, tells how he studied under some of the most illustrious masters of his day before serving as abbot for eight years at the famed monastic college of Dzogchen Śrī Siṃha and then retiring to a nearby cave, focusing on meditative practice.
These introductory biographies of the successive reincarnations of Tsoknyi Öser invite us to the land of liberation by establishing their enlightened lifestyles as examples. The text highlights the significance of devotion towards a spiritual master as, for example, the Third Tsokyni lighting his ring finger on fire, offering it as a lamp to fulfil his guru's aspirations.