Sechilphuwa Özer Shyönnu

From Rigpa Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Sechilphuwa Özer Shyönnu (Tib. སེ་སྤྱིལ་བུ་པ་, Wyl. se spyil bu pa), aka Chökyi Gyaltsen (Tib. ཆོས་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་མཚན་, Wyl. chos kyi rgyal mtshan) (1121-1189) — Chekawa Yeshe Dorje's main discple who arranged Chekawa's original lojong writings into seven points.

Ga Rabjampa Kunga Yeshe writes:

It was from Chekawa that the great Sechilphuwa Özer Shyönnu received the teachings, spending twenty-four years in Chengyi Lhading and other places focusing entirely on these instructions, and meditating on whatever he had received. As a result, just as in the slogan, “You are well trained if you can practise even while distracted”, whenever he was faced with major difficulties, by applying the antidotes, he was always able to transform adversities and take them as part of his path. He gained many other unimaginable qualities too as signs of progress, and he taught these instructions widely, giving them to large gatherings or transmitting them in secret, according to the situation. Taking these teachings as the heart of his own practice, he became a great bodhisattva.

External Links