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The incomparable story teller Taranatha relates the legends of Lawapa in his bKa' 'bab bdun ldan, translated by David Templeman as The Seven Instruction Lineages. Dudjom Rinpoche relates three of them and most likely they used a common source:

  • The Rosary story

Taranatha, The Seven Instruction Lineages, p.33
Dudjom Rinpoche, The Nyingma School, Vol 1. pp.485-6;
bDud 'joms chos 'byung, ff.112.4-113.

  • The Sleeping Bhiksu

Taranatha, The Seven Instruction Lineages, p.33.
Dudjom Rinpoche, The Nyingma School, Vol 1. p.486
bDud 'joms chos 'byung, f.113

  • The Blanket

Taranatha, The Seven Instruction Lineages, p.34
Dudjom Rinpoche, The Nyingma School, Vol 1, p.487
bDud 'joms chos 'byung, f.116.

  • The Bowl of Soup

Taranatha, The Seven Instruction Lineages, p.35

Source: [4] (accessed: January 29, 2008)
B9 hummingbird hovering (talkcontribs) 11:08, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Link to Indrabhuti? Need to be sure as there are numerous Indrabhuti.[edit]

This source needs to be farmed/mined:
Source: [5] (accessed: January 30, 2008)
B9 hummingbird hovering (talkcontribs) 05:04, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Kambalapada's Astasahasrikapindartha[edit]

This may be a text by, or a commentary on, a text by Kambalapada: DU783.Triratnadasa 1.Vivarana on Kambalapada's Astasahasrikapindartha (NCat VIII, 258)
Source: [6] (accessed: January 30, 2008)
B9 hummingbird hovering (talkcontribs) 07:24, 30 January 2008 (UTC)


The Life of Shabkar: The Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin By Matthieu Ricard, Constance Wilkinson, Michal Abrams (p.267):

Tsari is identified as both Caritra and Devikota, two of the twenty-four great sacred places described in the tantras. For an analysis of the identification of Tsari as these two sacred places, see Huber (1992, vol.2). For a summary of the guidebook to Tsari by the eight Drukchen, Chokyui Nangwa, see Filibeck (1988). There are four main gateways to the Pure Crystal Mountain of Tsari (dag pa shel ri): the eastern one is that of Manjushri; the southern, of Vajrapani; the western, of Tara; and the northern, of Avalokiteshvara. According to Kunkhyen Pema Karpo (see Bibliography), the general sequence of human entry into the Tsari mandala is as follows: Guru Padmasambhava entered through the southern door and remained seven years in the Magnificent Secret Cave (zil chen gsang phug; see JK, vol. Da, p. 104). Vimalamitra, too, traveled miraculously to Tsari. Lawapa (la ba pa, or Kambalapada, tenth century), a teacher of Atisha, entered through the eastern door with his disciple Bhusuku, and later departed to the Buddhafield of Khechara (mkha' spyod) without leaving his physical body behind.[1]

B9 hummingbird hovering (talkcontribs) 07:38, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Quoted re: "Dag pa shel ri":

Dag pa shel ri, the Crystal Peak, is located at the very heart of the Tsari region of SE Tibet. Less than a hundred miles from Tsangyang Gyatso’s birthplace, this is an area replete with sacred places, pilgrimage sites such as Tsari Ringkor. Indian tradition regards it as one of the twenty-four power-places of the Mother Tantras. This mountain also is a herbal and botanical storehouse. [2]

Crystal peak[edit]

The Cult of Pure Crystal Mountain: Popular Pilgrimage and Visionary ... By Toni Huber (p.83)

The understanding of Tsari as Herb Mountain is also a popular one. For instance, we find that in an episode of the Tibetan Gesar epic entitled Tsari Mendzong ("Tsari Medicinal Herb Dispatch"), the hero must gather powerful herbs from the Tsari area in order to save Tibet. Tsari thus fits into the common Tibetan place designation of menjong or "land of medicinal herbs," applied particularly to wetter regions of the Himalayan zone along the southern fringes of Tibet which possess rich botanical diversity. Tsa-ri-tra (abbreviated as Tsa-ri), TsA-ri-tra (abbreviated as TsA-ri), and Tsa-ri-.tra: All of these are transliterations of the Sanskrit proper name CAritra. In the ancient geography of India, the site of CAritra was a southern port city on the Orissan (U.dra) coast. In Indian Tantric literature and Tibetan commentaries it is variously identified as one fo the twenty-four action sites or eight great Tantric charnel grounds. The notions of "action" and "movement" are foremost here...

NB: In the ancient geography of India, the site of CAritra was a southern port city on the Orissan (U.dra) coast. CAritra = Orissa. Beauford, never doubt ur inner knowing. Vindication! Svaha! Refer: Historic sites in Orissa B9 hummingbird hovering (talkcontribs) 09:20, 30 January 2008 (UTC) "The word Oriya is an anglicised version of Odia which itself is a modern name for the Odra or Udra tribes that inhabited the central belt of modern Orissa." From Orissa. So which teachers left from Kalinga (India)? "The texts from which the various Tantric sects drew their ritual and moral instruction were written, mainly in Bengal, Orissa, Assam, Kashmir and Tibet, over a period ranging roughly from the fourth century AD to the present."[3]


  1. ^ Source: [1] (accessed: January 30, 2008)
  2. ^ Source: [2] (accessed: January 30, 2008)
  3. ^ Sinha, Indra (2007). The Five-Fold Sacrament. Source: [3] (accessed: January 31, 2008)

A book that may be VERY helpful[edit]

Studies in the Buddhistic Culture of India During the Seventh and Eighth ...By Lal Mani Joshi Source: [7] B9 hummingbird hovering (talkcontribs) 07:52, 30 January 2008 (UTC)


Kyungpo Naljor (1002-1064) - Tibetan master who brought teachings back from India later known as the Shangpa Kagyu and is thus regarded as its founder; disciple of the female siddha Niguma.

Source: [8] (accessed: January 31, 2008) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:51, 31 January 2008 (UTC)