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A fabulous Garland of infrequent gemstones: Biographies of Masters of wisdom within the Dzogchen Lineage is the one accomplished heritage of the Nyingtik lineage, which kinds the middle of the physique of teachings referred to as Dzogchen (Great Perfection) within the Tibetan Buddhist culture. It used to be written via the past due Nyoshul Khen Rinpoché, Jamyang Dorjé (1931-1999), essentially the most impressive and an expert exponents of Dzogchen. during this paintings, framed as a chain of biographical debts, Nyoshul Khenpo presents a wealth of data priceless to religious practitioners in addition to to historians learning the cultures of valuable Asia. In his advent, Sogyal Rinpoche underscores the significance of this paintings: “‘There may possibly come a time within the future,’ [Nyoshul Khenpo] wrote, ‘when holders of the lineage could profess to transmit the lineage with out with the ability to remember even the names of its masters.’ it's because he thought of this historical past to be ‘as vital as our eyes or our lifestyles force,’ supplying the entire grounds and proposal ever wanted for overall conviction. He in comparison the existence tales of the vidyadhara masters during this lineage to a great chain of gold or a garland of infrequent gem stones. …With enormous awareness to aspect, Nyoshul Khenpo maps out the ‘ultimate lineage of direct transmission,’ the center of the entire traces of transmission of Dzogpachenpo from the primordial buddha to the current day, exhibiting the relationship among masters and scholars in an unbroken line of succession. His paintings sticks out due to its completeness, for it comprises all the detailed lineages, besides the lives of the scholars of the good masters, tales from the oral culture, and the various educating kinds. someone who concerns is represented the following, each hyperlink within the chain, together with masters of our time. …It is a milestone, and that i don't feel that it'll ever be equaled.”

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