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By Jean-Luc Achard

Shardza Tashi Gyeltsen (1859-1934) is without doubt one of the most vital luminaries of the Bon culture of Tibet and definitely the main awesome fresh grasp of the lessons of the Great Perfection. all through his existence, he utilized the rules of the Great Perfection in several remoted retreats and perfected either non secular consciousness and scholarly erudition. His works have these days turn into immensely very important references for the fashionable Bon culture, no matter if, for a few lineage holders of this Tibetan institution, he's most sensible linked to the circulation referred to as "New Bon." This commonly subtle view, notwithstanding, is inaccurate as is obviously proven by means of the research of Shardza Rinpoche's gathered Works within the current quantity.

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Id=10363738&ppg=36 food. In his young age, Shardza Rinpoche was not interested in children's plays and would not rejoice in ordinary distractions. He always pretended to be reading texts, to practice meditation and would long for living in a cave like a hermit. However, a t that time, Nyag mgon rgyal po, the king of Nyag rong, "blessed by the mCon po [entities],, 15 rampaged the whole area of Upper and Lower rDza yul, forcing Shardza's parents to move to sGo la steng in Lower Hor. Yung drung mtsho who came from the same region as his parents.

Brill's Tibetan Studies Library : Enlightened Rainbows : The Life and Works of Shardza Tashi Gyeltsen. Boston, MA, USA : Brill Academic Publishers, 2008. p 18. id=10363738&ppg=49 After this event, the dynamism of his Awareness de veloped to sli ch an extent that he could eas ily unde rstand w h atever texts he was reading. ), also known as the Sublime Knowled ge arising from Med itation (sgo m byul1g gi shes rab ). Shardza him self said that from this time onwards, it was very easy for him to naturally cu ltivate the experie nce of Awa reness and that he did not have to develop it purposely since the very Essence of Awareness (rig pa'i Ilgo bo) was naturally ari si ng in him.

18 PART ONE of the Contemplative Lineage (dgongs brgylld don gyi byin dabs). At that very moment, Sh ardza experienced the nudity of his own Awareness (rig po rjen po) and an experience of the primordially pure Space of Clea r-Li ght ('od gsaI) effortlessly arose in hi s mind. In the lapse of time necessa ry to pre pare tea, his wound had di sappeared. Achard, Jean-Luc (). Brill's Tibetan Studies Library : Enlightened Rainbows : The Life and Works of Shardza Tashi Gyeltsen. Boston, MA, USA : Brill Academic Publishers, 2008.

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