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By Eva M. Dargyay
In so much Asian international locations esoteric buddhism (Tantrayana) declined long ago, whereas the Tibetans by myself preserved the entire richness of tantric traditions to our occasions. hence this research is predicated on numerous Tibetan resources by no means offered in any smooth language-some of them have been translated, a few got as a precis.
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6. there does not exist any linkage between these two distinct currents of mystic Buddhism. There is not a single passage within the historical reports which could claim a reliable relationship of Padm a sambhava with the rDsogs-chen tradition. It was only in the second phase of dissemination of Buddhism that the two currents of tradition merged. The. following question arises: How could Padmasam bhava formulate thoughts which are typical for the rDsogs-chen system and its related Chinese schools ?
These doctrines are legitimized by the fact that Padm asam bhava is Kun-tu-bzang-po’s incarnation, and thus perceived in himself the doctrine in the direct p a th of inspiration. -brgyad) , because at the time of the first dissemination of Buddhism the rDsogs-chen tradition was still strictly separated from the teach ings of Padmasam bhava. U p to this time the rDsogs-chen tradi tion was only upheld by V im alam itra and V airocana who both belong to the lineage o f ‘Jam-dpal-bses-gnyen and Srlsimha.
M K har-chen-bza’ mTsho-rgyal, who was one of the wives of the King Khri-srong-lde-btsan,122 practised the Phrin-las-phur-pa-snying-thig and was able to resusci tate the dead. dPal-gyi-ye-ées m editated on the rBod-gtong-ma mo'i-snying-thig, and the Ma-mo123 served him as maids. sde-brgyad)124 became his servants. Vairocana practised the Dregs-sngags-dmod-pa’i-snying-thig, and he gained the eye of wisdom and power over magic capacities (rdsu-pkrul). gNyags Jnànakum àra made water flow from a dry rock.
The Rise of Esoteric Buddhism in Tibet by Eva M. Dargyay