A Waterdrop from the Glorious Sea: The Sakya Tradition: A by Sherab Gyaltsen Amipa

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I Realm Protector of the Sakyapas" was also passed on to Kiin-ga Nyingpo through the lineage of Puhreng Lotsava Qhagjor Sherab. The third oral transmission of Panjaranatha is the teaching that Jetsiin Kun-ga Nyingpo received from Lotsava LOQho Qhagpa 12 . This oral tradition combines the hidden teachings of the lineage coming down from Aciirya 24 Padmasambhava, the lineage of Sardhana and that of Canchenpo, as well as the lineage of Ghyijang. Whereas the three preceding lineages have teachings only on the solitary masculine form of PaiijaramHha, this fourth lineage discusses the solitary masculine form, the solitary feminine form, the meditations involving both the lama and themeditational deity, and Paiijaranatha with a circle of other deities.

Ashmiri Mahiipandit Siikyasrl gave it to the early Sakyapa lamas. 27 OTHER GUARDIANS OF THE SAKYAPA TRADITION o There are many types of oral transmissions of the realm guardian Caturmukha coming down from the old, recent and very recent tantric t~aditions in Tibet. The chief lama to bring these teachings from India was the great Tibetan translator Nyan Lotsava Dharmadhag. The lineage coming down from him was widely spread in this northern land by the lineage of Sakyapa lamas. Nyan Lotsilva was born in the Shabto region of Tibet and was a descendant of the great spiritual master Palyang.

The brother Khatsun Namkha Legpa protected the throne from his palace ~ithog La9hang. Another 44 brother, who was a highly esteemed lama named Namkha Gyaltshiin Pal Zangpo, lived in the Ringang La<;lhang and took monastic vows at the age of seventeen. Then at the age of twenty, he received the full initiation of a bhik0u. The father, Tishri phag Wopa, and his son Tishri Lo<;lho Gyaltshan and Khatsun Namkha Legpa all studied and practised Dharma under the guidance of many learned and well-known tutors including Gyalwa phagphugpa.

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