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Unbroken lineage

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" The real lineage of the realization of this Dharma, which transfer blessings, is the unbroken rosary of Buddhas...".

The continuous, unbroken transmission from Guru Rinpoche through these principal disciples to their own disciples and so forth is called Kama, the oral transmission lineage.

ordination lineages, meaning an unbroken line of ordination attendees going back to the historical Buddha himself. In some schools, only ordinations within a recognized lineage are considered authentic.