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By Jean-Luc Achard

ISBN-10: 9004168230

ISBN-13: 9789004168237

Shardza Tashi Gyeltsen (1859-1934) is without doubt one of the most crucial luminaries of the Bon culture of Tibet and positively the main amazing contemporary grasp of the lessons of the Great Perfection. all through his lifestyles, he utilized the rules of the Great Perfection in several remoted retreats and perfected either non secular attention and scholarly erudition. His works have these days turn into immensely very important references for the fashionable Bon culture, whether, for a few lineage holders of this Tibetan college, he's top linked to the circulate often called "New Bon." This generally subtle view, in spite of the fact that, is incorrect as is obviously proven via the research of Shardza Rinpoche's accrued Works within the current quantity.

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Eventually, A phy i b ecam e one of his disciples and reached a sta ge where she recognized the nature of her own primordial state. She trained in the practice of the Trans fe r ('p}lO ba) a nd h ad signs s uch as a protube rance appearing on the top of her head. The de nt had the size of a thumb and blood came out when it was pierced. The n, when the armies from Nyag rong had completed their rampaging du ty, the region became peaceful again, so that the famil y decide d to go back to its homeland.

594 et seq. The texts are attributed to sTong rgyung mthu chen and Dran pa nam mkha' and were rediscovered by Gu ru mon rtse. Achard, Jean-Luc (). Brill's Tibetan Studies Library : Enlightened Rainbows : The Life and Works of Shardza Tashi Gyeltsen. Boston, MA, USA : Brill Academic Publishers, 2008. p 9. ". And he pretended he was going to shoot the rifle. Terrified, Shardza ran away and hid in the mGan khang where a young mgoll bla named dGe bshes dPal ldan as ked him what fooli sh things he had said to arose the wrath of the master like that.

Upon doing prostrations on the path to gShen ri bde ldan, he had a vision of a bea utiful rainbow manifesting in the sky before him. In the middle of thi s rai nbow appeared Kun tu bzang po, the primordial Buddha, with one face and two hands, naked and of blue complexion. The people with w ho m he was doing the pilgri mage could only witness a ra inbo w tent and nothing e lse. It would seem that the blessings of the place together with Shardza's gen uine fa ith combined and ena bled him to perfect at tha t time the Co ntemplation of Reality (bon nyid kyi dgongs pa klong Achard, Jean-Luc ().

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