Today the Parinirvana of Jonang master, Jetsun Taranatha (1575-1634)

Today, the 28th day of the 3rd lunar month, is said to be the Paranirvana day of Jetsün Taranatha (Tib. རྗེ་བཙུན་ཏཱ་ར་ནཱ་ཐ་, Wyl. rje btsun tA ra nA tha) or Kunga Nyingpo(ཀུན་དགའ་སྙིང་པོ་, kun dga’ snying po) (1575-1634). A great accomplished master of the Jonang tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

After the Gelug forceful takeover and suppression of Jonang monasteries in Central Tibet, the 5th Dalai Lama recognized the son of a Khalkha Mongol Khan as the reincarnation of Jetsün Tarnatha. This boy and his successive incarnations became the Jetsün Dampa Hutuktu (Tib. རྗེ་བཙུན་དམ་པ་ཧུ་ཐུག་ཏུ་, Wyl. rje btsun dam pa hu thug tu), the spiritual heads of the Gelug lineage in Mongolia.

Many monastics in Tibet and in exile today will be remembering and paying homage to not only one of the greatest Tibetan Buddhist lineage masters of Jonang but also within Tibetan Buddhism. Without whom many great teachings on Shentong and Kalacakra would not be available still today. Today is a good day to read the biography, texts and supplications to Jetsun Taranatha. May the Jonang teachings flourish!

For more on his amazing life and accomplishments see the bio at Treasury of Lives: https://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Taranata/2712

རྣལ་འབྱོར་ཀུན་ཀྱི་མཆོག་གྱུར་བ།།

The supreme master of all yogas

ཆོས་རྣམས་ཀུན་ཀྱི་དེ་ཉིད་རྟོགས།།

Who realised the ultimate Dharma endowed with all aspects
སྲིད་ཞི་ཀུན་ཀྱི་ཕ་རོལ་ཕྱིན།།

Who went beyond all nirvana and samsara

ཏཱ་ར་ནཱ་ཐའི་ཞབས་ལ་འདུད།།

I bow down at the feet of Taranatha.

Translated by Adele Tomlin, 13th May 2018.

今天是藏曆三月二十八日(5月13日)是覺囊派的尊者多羅那他祖師,又稱:慶喜藏師的圓寂日,斷惡行善,廣修善業,紀念本尊極為重要,功德無量。

དེ་རིང་ནི་བོད་ཟླ་གསུམ་པའི་ཚེས་ཉེར་བརྒྱད་དེ་ཇོ་ནང་པའི་སློབ་དཔོན་ཆེན་པོ་ཏཱ་ར་ནཱ་ཐའམ་མཚན་དངོས་ལ་ཀུན་དགའ་སྙིང་པོའི་དགོངས་རྫོགས་ཀྱི་ཉིན་མོ་ཡིན་པས་ཀུན་གྱིས་དགེ་སྒྲུབ་སྡིག་སྤོང་དང་རྗེ་ཉིད་ལ་རྗེས་དྲན་བྱེད་པར་ཞུ།

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