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*'''[[Padmasambhava]]''' (Skt.), or '''Padmakara''' (Skt. ''Padmākara''; Tib. [[པདྨ་འབྱུང་གནས་]], ''Pemajungné''; [[Wyl.]] ''pad+ma 'byung gnas'') means ‘Lotus-Born’, which refers to Guru Rinpoche's birth from a lotus in the land of [[Oddiyana]]. '''Guru Rinpoche''', the ‘Precious Master’, is the founder of [[Tibetan Buddhism]] and the [[Buddha]] of our time. Whereas Buddha is known primarily for having taught the teachings of the [[sutra]] vehicle, Padmasambhava came into this world, and to Tibet in particular, in order to teach the [[tantra]]s. While [[Buddha Shakyamuni]] exemplifies the buddha principle, the most important element in the [[sutrayana]] path, Padmasambhava personifies the [[guru]] principle, the heart of [[Vajrayana]] Buddhism, and he is therefore known as the ‘second Buddha’ (Tib. ''sangyé nyipa''). ([[Padmasambhava|Read more...]])
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*'''[[Padmasambhava]]''' (Skt.), or '''Padmakara''' (Skt. ''Padmākara''; Tib. [[པདྨ་འབྱུང་གནས་]], ''Pemajungné''; [[Wyl.]] ''pad+ma 'byung gnas'') means ‘Lotus-Born’, which refers to Guru Rinpoche's birth from a lotus in the land of [[Oddiyana]]. '''Guru Rinpoche''', the ‘Precious Master’, is the founder of [[Tibetan Buddhism]] and the [[Buddha]] of our time. Whereas Buddha is known primarily for having taught the teachings of the [[sutra]] vehicle, Padmasambhava came into this world, and to Tibet in particular, in order to teach the [[tantra]]s. While [[Buddha Shakyamuni]] exemplifies the buddha principle, the most important element in the [[sutrayana]] path, Padmasambhava personifies the [[guru]] principle, the heart of [[Vajrayana]] Buddhism, and he is therefore known as the ‘second Buddha’ (Tib. སངས་རྒྱས་གཉིས་པ་, ''sangyé nyipa''). ([[Padmasambhava|Read more...]])
 
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*'''[[Longchen Nyingtik]]''' (Tib. ཀློང་ཆེན་སྙིང་ཐིག་, [[Wyl.]] ''klong chen snying thig'') — a [[Nyingma]] cycle of teachings and practice, which was discovered by [[Jikmé Lingpa]] as [[mind terma]]. Regarding the revelation of the Longchen Nyingtik teachings, [[Tulku Thondup]] writes:
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*'''[[Longchen Nyingtik]]''' (Tib. [[ཀློང་ཆེན་སྙིང་ཐིག་]], [[Wyl.]] ''klong chen snying thig'') — a [[Nyingma]] cycle of teachings and practice, which was discovered by [[Jikmé Lingpa]] as [[mind terma]]. Regarding the revelation of the Longchen Nyingtik teachings, [[Tulku Thondup]] writes:
 
:While Guru Rinpoche was visiting Tibet…he conferred the Longchen Nyingtik teachings on [[King Trisong Detsen]], [[Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal]], and [[Vairotsana|Vairochana]]… He gave prophetic [[empowerment]]s by saying that the teachings would be discovered by Jikmé Lingpa, an incarnation (''[[tulku]]'') of King Trisong Detsen.  ([[Longchen Nyingtik|Read more...]])
 
:While Guru Rinpoche was visiting Tibet…he conferred the Longchen Nyingtik teachings on [[King Trisong Detsen]], [[Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal]], and [[Vairotsana|Vairochana]]… He gave prophetic [[empowerment]]s by saying that the teachings would be discovered by Jikmé Lingpa, an incarnation (''[[tulku]]'') of King Trisong Detsen.  ([[Longchen Nyingtik|Read more...]])
 
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While Guru Rinpoche was visiting Tibet…he conferred the Longchen Nyingtik teachings on King Trisong Detsen, Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal, and Vairochana… He gave prophetic empowerments by saying that the teachings would be discovered by Jikmé Lingpa, an incarnation (tulku) of King Trisong Detsen. (Read more...)
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