Gesar

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Gesar of Ling (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."