by George N. Roerich | 1949 | 382,646 words | ISBN-10: 8120804716 | ISBN-13: 9788120804715
This page relates ‘Other disciples of Gsang pa rgya ras’ 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 8 (The famous Dakpo Kagyü (traditions)).
After the Dharmasvāmin gtsang pa’s passing away, dbon ras dar ma seng ge acted as abbot (of 'brug). He was a nephew of gtsang pa and his spiritual son (chos kyi sras). He was also the teacher of the "later" chief disciples of the Master rgod tshang pa and others. He was born in the year Fire Female Hen (me mo bya, 1177 A.D.). When he was 35, the Dharmasvāmin gtsang pa passed away. He himself died at the age of 61.
His nephew gzhon nu seng ge was born in the year Iron Male Ape (lcags pho spre, 1200 A.D.). Through his power of the "Inner Heat" (bde drod), those who came into his presence, did not suffer from cold. When he was 39, dbon ras passed away. He died at the age of 67 in the year Fire Male Tiger (me pho stag, 1266 A.D.).
His nephew nyi ma seng ge was born in the year Iron Female Hog (lcags mo phag, 1251 A.D.) when gzhon nu seng ge was 52. He acted as abbot of bar 'brog rdo rje gling, and died in the year Fire Female Hog (me mo phag, 1287 A.D.), aged 37.
Spos skya pa seng ge rin chen was born in the year Earth Male Horse (sa pho rta, 1258 A.D.) when gzhon nu seng ge was 59. He died in the year Water Female Ox (chu mo glang, 1313 A.D.), at the age of 56.
Bcu gsum pa (the "Thirteenth") seng ge rgyal po was born in the year Earth Female Ox (sa mo glang 1289 A.D.). When he was 25, spos skya pa passed away. He died in the year Wood Female Ox (shing mo glang, 1325 A.D.), aged 37.
'Jam dbyangs kun dga' seng ge was born in the year Wood Male Tiger (shing pho stag, 1314 A.D.) which was the year following the death of spos skya pa. He died in the year Fire Female Hog (me mo phag, 1347 A.D.), aged 34.
Blo gros seng ge: he was born in the year Wood Female Hen (shing mo bya, 1345 A.D.) when kun dga' seng ge was 32. He died in the year Iron Male Horse (lcags pho rta, I390 A.D.), aged 46.
Shes rab seng ge was born in the year Iron Female Hog (lcags mo phag, 1371 A.D.) when, blo gros seng ge was 27. He died in the year Water Male Ape(chu pho spre'u, 1392 A.D.), aged 22.
Ye shes rin chen: he was born in the year Wood Male Dragon (shing pho 'brug, 1364 A.D.) when blo gros seng ge was 20. He died in the year Water Female Serpent (chu mo sbrul, 1413 A.D.), aged 50.
Nam mkha' dpal bzang was born in the year Earth Male Tiger (sa pho stag, 1398 A.D.) when ye shes rin chen was 35. He died, at the age of 28.
The Dharmasvāmin kun dga' dpal 'byor (pa) was born in the year Earth Male Ape (so pho spre'u, 1428 A.D.). He was in charge of the monastery of 'brug ra lung. He attended on many teachers including, 'khrul zhig nam mkha' rnal 'byor and others. Later, he also acted as abbot of sgampo. He died in the year Fire Male Ape (me pho spre'u, 1476 A.D.), aged 49.
He had many disciples in spa gro, gtsang, dbus, dags po, kong po, gnyal, lo ro, lho mon (South mon), and other places. He resided at the monastery of the Dharmasvāmin sgam po pa. He entrusted the monastery to the descendants of sgam po pa, and looked after the welfare of living beings.
The Chapter on the Lineage of the Dharmasvāmin gtsang pa and (his) chief disciples.