gZhon-nu-dpal (1392-1481), also known as ' Gos Lo-tsa-ba (full name: Yid-bzang-rtse gZhon-nu-dpal) was a famous Tibetan historian and scholar, known as the author of the " Blue Annals". [1 ]
Life and achievements [ edit ]
He was born in 1392 at lho kha 'phyongs rgyas. He was a student of the fifth Karmapa Lama,
Deshin Shekpa (1384-1415), from whom he received the bodhisattva precepts, as well as Tsongkhapa, and was a teacher of the sixth Karmapa, Thongwa Dönden (1416-1453). He was the abbot of the Karmarñing Monastery and the author of the [2 ] Blue Annals. [3 ] [4 ]
His most famous work, the "Blue Annals" (Deb-ther sngon-po), was completed in 1478, near the end of his life, and the text was dictated by him to some of his attendants.
[5 ] '
Khrul-sel, written in 1442-1443. [6 ] His wrote a commentary on the
which extensively explored and contrasted Ratnagotravibhaga Buddha-nature, described by Mathes (2008). [7 ]
^ "Go Lotsāwa Zhonnu Pel". The Treasury of Lives: Biographies of Himalayan Religious Masters . Retrieved . 2013-08-11
^ TBRC P318
^ Roerich, George (1949). The Blue Annals. Reprint: Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi. 1976, p. ii.
^ Snellgrove, David (1987). Indo-Tibetan Buddhism: Indian Buddhists and Their Tibetan Successors. Volume Two: p. 396. Boston, USA: Shambhala Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-87773-379-1 (v.2).
^ Roerich (1949), p. ii.
^ Vostrikov, A. I. (1970). Tibetan Historical Literature, pp. 31, 104-107. Translated from the Russian by Harish Chandra Gupta. Indian Studies Past & Present. Calcutta.
^ Mathes, Klaus-Dieter (2008). A Direct Path to the Buddha Within: Gö Lotsāwa's Mahāmudra Interpretation of the Ratnagotravibhāga. Somerville, MA : Wisdom Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-86171-528-4
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Further reading [ edit ]
Van der Kuijp, Leonard.
The Names of 'Gos Lo tsā ba Gzhon nu dpal (1392-1481), in Prats, Ramon (ed.) The Pandita and the Siddha: Tibetan Studies in Honour of E. Gene Smith. Amnye Machen Institute
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