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The Lotus-Born: The Life Story of Padmasambhava by Yeshe Tsogyal, forward by Dilgo Khyentse, Translated by Erik Pema Kunsang
The Lotus-Born: The Life Story of Padmasambhava—by Yeshe Tsogyal, forward by Dilgo Khyentse, Translated by Erik Pema Kunsang

In English translation for the first time, this is "the most authoritative scripture" regarding how the dharma was planted in Tibet, according to His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
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Titled in the original Tibetan, "the Sanglingma Life Story," it was recorded by the dakini Yeshe Tsogyal, concealed in the ninth century at Sanglingma (coppler temple) in Samye, and revealed by Nyang Ral Nyima Oser in the twelfth century. In addition to narrating the legendary story of a unique spiritual personality, the book contains oral instructions and advice that he left for the benefit of future generations. Also are included are "A Clarification of the Life of Padmasambhava" by Tsele Natsok Rangdröl, an extensive glossary and index, and a bibliography of Tibetan and English sources.

"Why was Padmasambhava so important? Due to his great realization and spiritual power, he created the conditions for the propagation of the vajrayana teachings in the world. In Tibet he tamed spirits hostile to the Buddhadharma and pacified negative forces, allowing for the completion and consecration of the magnificent temples of Samye…Judging from the past and discerning the present, the impact of Padmasambhava is inconceivable."

Paperback, 320 pp.

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