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A Biography of Rechungpa Kenchen Thrangu

A Biography of Rechungpa

Kenchen Thrangu

Published 2011
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130 pages
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Milarepa, Tibets greatest saint, had two major disciples: Gampopa, who established the monastic foundation of the Kagyu lineage and Rechungpa, who traveled to India and brought back profound teachings which were absorbed into several lineages.MoreMilarepa, Tibets greatest saint, had two major disciples: Gampopa, who established the monastic foundation of the Kagyu lineage and Rechungpa, who traveled to India and brought back profound teachings which were absorbed into several lineages.Rechungpas biography stands out because of the unorthodox unfolding of his realization. His pride and arrogance caused him to go against Milarepas advice three times, putting his practice at risk. Even with this obstacle, Rechungpas undying devotion to Milarepa served as the cause for his enlightenment as evidenced by Rechungpas achievement of rainbow body at his death.At this time, as the precious teachings of the incomparable Buddha spread throught the world, the numbers of the faithful grow daily. These various people want to know fo the great learned and accomplished holy beings that arose impartially in the past--the chronicles of their legacy of good activity for the doctrine, their deeds, their songs, and so forth.With these needs and aspirations in mind, Namo buddha Publications and Kamtsang Sherab Choling have collaborated to translate and publish this essential summary of the activities of Jetsun Rechung Dorje Drakpa. I rejoice in their efforts in this virtuous activity for which they have the highest altruistic intentions. -- His holiness, The 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje