Blue Annals (deb-ther sngon-po)

by George N. Roerich | 1949 | 382,646 words | ISBN-10: 8120804716 | ISBN-13: 9788120804715

This page relates ‘Pramanavartika lineages’ of the Blue Annals (deb-ther sngon-po)—An important historical book from the 15th century dealing with Tibetan Buddhism and details the spiritual doctrine and lineages of religious teachers in Tibet. This chapter belongs to Book 6 (The Origin of the Madhyamika (middle way)).

Chapter 4 - Pramāṇavārtika lineages

[Full title: Pramāṇavārtika lineages (tshad ma rnam ‘grel gyi brgyud pa’i skabs. Chandra 307; Chengdu 421; Roerich 346).].

The Muni (thub pa, Śākyamuni), Dharmatrāta (dgra bcom chos skyobs), pang chen me wang ga, Vasubandhu (dbyig gnyen), Diṅnāga (phyogs glang), Īśvarasena (dbang phyug sde), Dharmakīrti (chos grags), Devendrabodhi (lha dbang blo), Śākyabodhi (Śākya blo), Vinītadeva ('dul ba lha), Dharmakīrti (chos grags), Prajñākaragupta (sher 'byung), Ravigupta (nyi ma sbas pa), Yamari, Jñānaśrīmitra, Dharmottara (chos kyi mchog), Ānanda (Śānkarānanda), Wam ku paṇḍita, kha che pang chen Śākyaśrī, sa pang (sa skya paṇḍita kun dga' rgyal mtshan), 'u yug pa, hzang btsun mdo sde dpal, 'jam dbyangs sa skya pa, dpal ldan pa, 'jam dbyangs ston gzhon, nor bzans dpal, grags rin pa 'jam sngon pa, chos seng ba (chos kyi seng ge), rngo thog pa chos kyi bzang po, mkhan then rin po che rgyal mtshan bzang po.

Further, from chos seng ba: bsam grup ye shes of rgyal lha khang (in ‘phan yul); then the teacher bsam grub bzang po ba. Other followers of the Pramāṇavārtika (tshad ma rnam 'grel) make no mention of them, but the mkhan chen rin po che rgyal mtshan bzang po has stated that after a thorough examination (of the sources), he had discovered them (i.e. The above listed teachers).

This is the lineage of the Prammāṇavārtika.

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