Blue Annals (deb-ther sngon-po)

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

This page relates ‘Rgyal mtshan bzang po’ 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 10 (The Kalacakra).

Chapter 19 - Rgyal mtshan bzang po

He was born in the year Iron-Male-Tiger (lcags pho stag 1350 A.D.), when bu ston rin po che was 61, He studied all the Piṭakas, and especially the "Four Books" (bka' bzhi), at gsang phu and rtses thang. He was greatly attached to the' practice of the Pratimokṣa, and possessed an excellent bodhicitta. He studied under 'jam dbyangs chos mgon po, and having become learned in the Kālacakra, he used to say (jokingly) that all the passages (in the Vimalaprabhā) uttered by Avalokiteśvara, which said (that the rest of the text) was easily understood, represented a prophecy indicating him (for he had understood them without difficulty).

He benefitted a multitude of people by preaching to them. He composed in verses a ritual book on the utpannakrama degree of the Kālacakra, and made the Kālacakra the object of his constant meditation. He heard the hidden precepts of the Sadaṅga-yoga from sangs rgyas blo gros pa, the mahā-upādhyāya of the tshogs chen mo bas (%). He was of benefit to others by preaching to them, and passed away at the age of 76 in the year Wood-Female-Serpent (shing mo sbrul 1425 A.D.).

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