Seven men to be tested

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Seven men to be tested (Wyl. sad mi mi bdun) — the first seven monks in Tibet, ordained by Shantarakshita.

  1. Ba Trizik (Wyl. sba khri gzigs), ordained as Shrighosha (Skt. Śrīghoṣa; Tib. Palyang)
  2. Ba Salnang, ordained as Jñanendra (Skt. Jñānendra; Tib. Yeshe Wangpo)
  3. Ba Trisher (Wyl. sba khri bzher/gzhir)
  4. Pagor Vairotsana
  5. Ma Rinchen Chok
  6. Gyalwa Chokyang
  7. Khön Nagendrarakshita (Tib. Lü'i Wangpo Sungwa)

There are alternative lists which include:

  • Chim Shakyaprabha (Wyl. mchims Śākyaprabha)
  • Tsang Lekdrub (Wyl. gtsang legs grub)
  • Lasum Gyalwé Changchub (Wyl. la sum rgyal ba'i byang chub)

According to some sources, there were three younger men, three older men and one was middle-aged.