Seven men to be tested

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

  1. Ba Trizik (སྦ་ཁྲི་གཟིགས་, sba khri gzigs), ordained as Shrighosha (Skt. Śrīghoṣa; Tib. Palyang)
  2. Ba Salnang
  3. Ba Trisher (སྦ་ཁྲི་བཞེར་གཞིར་ or སྦ་ཁྲི་བཞེར་གཞིར་, sba khri bzher or sba khri bzher gzhir)
  4. Pagor Vairotsana
  5. Ma Rinchen Chok
  6. Gyalwa Chokyang
  7. Khön Nagendrarakshita

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.