By Robert A.F. Thurman
This paintings brings jointly for the 1st time a couple of vitally important and necessary works via and on Tsongkhapa, touching the transcendental points of Sutra, Tantra and perception meditation, together with mystic conversations with nice Bodhisattvas and non secular songs in compliment of Manjushri and Maitreya, and so forth.
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Tsongkhapa had now become celebrated as an author and teacher of great renown. At the close of the festival his disciples concluded that it would be unwise for him to continue his peripatetic lifestyle. Hence, they offered to build him a monastery wherever he chose. He prayed in front of the Shakyamuni statue and examined his dreams, concluding that such a monastery should indeed be built, and he chose Nomad Mountain (Drogri) as the site. This was, in fact, the very spot cited in the Buddha's prophecy.
It is amazing that any should repudiate Such an unexcelled path, so hard to come across! Therefore, I entered that deep treasury of twin accomplishments, The supreme vehicle of the Victors, the Vajra Vehicle, More rare even than the Buddhas; And I worked hard at it, and studied it long. Thinking this over, how well my destiny was fulfilled! Thank you so very much, 0 Holy Wisdom Treasure! 9 When I think it over, how well my destiny was fulfilled! Thank you so very much, 0 Holy Wisdom Treasure! 44 Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa Among the second class, Practice Tantras, I studied the main Tantra, Vairocanabhisambodhi, And I ascertained thoroughly the precise orientation Of all the Practice Tantras.
Je Tsongkhapa's choice fell on Khaydrub Rinpoche, whom he likened to Mount surrounded by rings of golden mountains. However, the three did not relent so Tsongkhapa elected to satisfy everyone. He took back the tooth, placed it on the altar and then proceeded to make offerings, perform rituals and recite prayers. The tooth transformed into the Youthful Maiijushri from 30 Lift and Teachings of Tsongkhapa whose forehead came a white relic pill the size of a plover's egg, from whose throat came a red one and from whose heart, a blue one.
Life and Teachings of Tsong Khapa by Robert A.F. Thurman