Thanka No. 15
Klong chen rab byam pa
he was 20 years old, he got a vision of Padmasambhava and his consort
Tsoskyes Dorje, As a result, he was attracted to the mkha gra snying
thig, the mystical teaching which is connected with Padmasambhava.
He met Kumaraja who had deep knowledge and experience of Vimalamitra's
teachings. Vimala's teachings had been summed up in the Bla-ma sNying
thig. He composed Zab no yang tig in which the contents of
both Blo ma snying thig and mathkl gar yang ting are
this way, Klong chen rab byam disseminated the doctrine of rDzangs chen
which was taught by Padmasambhava. rDzongs chen is the central
doctine of rNying ma pa founded by Padmasambhava. it refers to the
primordial consciousness which consists of two dimensions i.e. luminosity
and void. Its innate nature is knowing and clarity and at the same time it
is empty of inherent existence. The realization of such an entity is the
exact path to perfection. The trainee should develop such a realization.
This is the portrait of Klong chen rab byam pa who was the incarnation of Maµjużr˘. He is seated on lotus flower c~oss-leggedly. He bears a pandit's cap which represents a great thinker. He holds a lotus flower upon which is placed a sword. The sword signifies the wisdom of the ultimate reality .He holds a lotus flower in his left hand upon which is placed a pothi (book) on which a bell which represents that he is able to explain the contents of the SŁtra and Tantra in fearless voice.
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