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Sachen Kunga Nyingpo
- Cyrus Stearns, Luminous Lives: The Story of the Early Masters of the Lam 'bras Tradition in Tibet, Wisdom Publications2001.
The third Sakya tridzin or throne holder, Sachen ('The Great Sakya') inherited his position and spiritual authority from his father Khon Konchok Gyalpo, the founder of Sakya Monastery and the first tridzin, as well as his regent the second tridzin, Bari Lotsawa Richen Drag...
Sachen devoted his life to study, intensive mediation retreat, and the transmission of the tantrayana teachings to his many worthy disciples, including his sons Sonam Tsemo and Drakpa Gyyaltsen, who would become the next generation of Sakya parriarchs and tridzins."
Sachen Kunga Nyingpo (Tibetan: ས་ཆེན་ཀུན་དགའ་སྙིང་པོ་, Wylie: Sa-chen Kun-dga’ Snying-po) (1092–1158) was a Tibetan spiritual leader and the first of the Five Venerable Supreme Sakya Masters of Tibet.
- If you cling to this life, then you are not a dharma practitioner;
- If you cling to the wheel of existence, then you do not possess renunciation (nekkhamma);
- If you look only to your own interests, then you do not possess bodhichitta;
- If clinging ensues, then you do not possess the view.