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'''Gesar of Ling''' ([[Wyl.]] ''gling ge sar'') — a legendary warrior king who is invoked as a [[dharma protectors|protector]] of the teachings.
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'''Gesar of Ling''' (Tib. གླིང་གེ་སར་, [[Wyl.]] ''gling ge sar'') — a legendary warrior king who is invoked as a [[dharma protectors|protector]] of the teachings.
  
 
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*[http://www.himalayanart.org/pages/gesar/index.html Outline page for Ling Gesar at Hamalayan Art]
 
*[http://www.himalayanart.org/pages/gesar/index.html Outline page for Ling Gesar at Hamalayan Art]
 
*[http://taggiemukpo.org/gesarthanka.html Gesar Wedding Thangka by Gerry Haase]
 
*[http://taggiemukpo.org/gesarthanka.html Gesar Wedding Thangka by Gerry Haase]
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*{{LH|topics/gesar|Gesar Series on Lotsawa House}}
  
 
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Revision as of 08:34, 12 October 2012

Gesar of Ling

Gesar of Ling (Tib. གླིང་གེ་སར་, Wyl. gling ge sar) — a legendary warrior king who is invoked as a protector of the teachings.

Commentary

Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche says:

Some people think of Ling Gesar as a famous warrior king or general, like Alexander the Great or the Chinese war gods. Others are of the opinion that Ling Gesar is primarily something like a tertön, an individual blessed by Guru Rinpoche who manifests to benefit beings through that blessing. But the real nature of the manifestation we know as Ling Gesar is actually that of Guru Rinpoche himself appearing in the form of a drala.

Namkha Drimé Rinpoche, who is said to be an emanation of Gesar's elder brother, Jatsa Shakar, says that Gesar is the embodiment of the lords of the three families, appearing in the form of a drala. He is the body emanation of Manjushri, the speech emanation of Avalokiteshvara and the mind emanation of Vajrapani.

The Empowerment of Gesar

Further Reading

  • Samuel, Geoffrey. "The Gesar Epic of East Tibet" in Cabezón and Jackson, Tibetan Literature: Studies in Genre, Ithaca: Snow Lion, 1996
  • Stein, R.A. "Introduction to the Ge-sar Epic" in Tibet Journal, Vol. VI, No.1, 1981

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