P91: bla ma dam pa bsod nams rgyal mtshan/

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General

- 15th sa skya dgon/ throne-holder Jackson 1997a (p. 45 n. 20)
- “prominent political and religious leader of the mid-14th century” Jackson 1997a (p. 45)

Biographical data

Family Relations

- Brothers: 'jam dbyangs don yod rgyal mtshan (1310-1344) (previous throne-holder at sa skya dgon/) and ta dben blo gros rgyal mtshan/ (1332–1364) (subsequent throne-holder at sa skya) Jackson 1997a (p. 45 n. 20)
- Half-brother of kun dga' 'bum Jackson 1997a (p. 45)

- one of ta'i si tu byang chub rgyal mtshan/ (1302–1364)'s principle lamas deb ther dmar po gsar ma [1971] (p. 209f.)

Biography

rje 'di ni rab byung lnga pa'i chu byi spyi lo 1312 lor rin chen sgang du/ yab bdag chen bzang po dpal dang/ yum ma gcig gzhon nu 'bum gyi sras su bltams/ mtshan nyi ma bde ba'i blo gros zhes gsol/ dgung lo gsum tsam nas chos rje nyan po pa bsod nams brtan pa sogs kyii drung nas bde mchog dang brtag gnyis sogs gsan sbyong gis/ dgung lo brgyad par mkhas grub du ma'i dbus su/ chos gsungs par ngo mtshar gyi snyan grags kun la khyab/ dgung lo bcu bdun la/ mkhan chen bsod nams grags pa dang/ slob dpon mkhas mchog dpal ldan seng ge sogs las rab tu byung zhing / nyi shu par/ mkhan slob de gnyis sogs las bsnyen par rdzogs te/ mtshan bsod nams rgyal mtshan dpal bzang po zhes gsol/ gzhan yang rje brag phug pa bsod nams dpal ba dang / nyan chen bsod nams brtan pa/ dpang lo tsA ba blo gros brtan pa/ yab bdag nyid chen po/ gcen 'jam dbyangs don yod rgyal mtshan/ rong pa shes rab seng ge ste bkrin che ba'i bla ma drug dang / bu ston rin chen grub/ rgyal sras thogs med sogs bshes gnyen bcu phrag gnyis lhag bsten nas/ phar tshad/ 'dul mngon/ dbu ma sogs kyi gzhung chen dang / sgra snyan ngag khyad par gsang sngags rgyud sde dang bcas pa thugs su chud de gangs can mkhas pa kun gyi gtsug gi rgyan du bzhengs shing / skabs de'i rgya gar/ kha che/ bod/ rgya nag/ hor dang bcas pa'i mkhas pa thams cad kyi sgro 'dogs gcod pa'i zhing dam par gyur/ de lta bu'i snyan pa'i grags pa kun la grags pa la brten nas/ dgung lo nyer bdun bzhes pa'i lo de'i nang du hor gyi gdan 'dren thengs gsum byung sogs lan mang du gdan kyang / dam pa'i chos 'chad nyan 'ba' zhig las snyan pa dang longs spyod la thugs mi dgyes pas hor rgyal la chos kyi skyes gnang ba las byon par ma mdzad/ yang rgya gar nas bram ze'i paNDi ta bidya ka ra ki ri dang / ta bhu ba ki ri gnyis yang rje 'di'i snyan pa ma bzod nas rtsod par bod yul du 'ong ba drung du mjal ba na/ dad pa cher skyes nas/ rtags rnam rtsen sdeb sbyor gyis bcings pa'i bstod pa ngo mtshar ba phul zhing / gnyis ka rab tu byung ba byas so/ /dgung lo so gsum par/ hor rgyal po'i rgyal po'i 'ja' sa dang shel dam bzhi phul nas bzhi thog tu bstan pa'i bdag por mnga' gsol/ dgung lo drug bcu re gcig la bo dong e'i chos 'khor chen mo dang / re gnyis la/ bsam yas kyi chos 'khor chen mo bskor/ dgung lo nga bdun pa la mnyes thang dang / drug cu rtsa gnyis la/ bo dong e so sor dus 'khor kyi chos bskor mdzad par 'di las sde snod 'dzin pa mang ba dang tshogs 'du che ba ma byung bar grags/ gzhan yang rje 'dis gong ma lnga'i bka' yi bsdu dang / phar tshad brtag gnyis la sogs pa'i bshad grwa btsugs/ dpal ldan sa skya dang/ snye thang/ bo dong/ bsam yas sogs su 'chad rtsod rtsom gsum la sogs pa'i sgo nas bstan 'gro'i don bsam gyis mi khyab pa mdzad/ slob ma la/ sngags kyi rgyal tshab chen po gnyis/ gsung ngag 'dzin pa'i thugs sras brgyad/ bu ston/ dol bu ba/ rje tsong kha/ karma pa rol pa'i rdo rje sogs mkhas grub du ma bskrun/

gsung rtsom la/ dbu phar sogs gzhung chen Tika dang / lam 'bras pod nag sogs pod nyer lnga bzhugs/ gzhan yang bsam yas zhig gsos dang / lha sa'i jo bo'i khri rgyab gsar du spos pa/ chos rdzong gsar bzhengs sogs mang / mthar dgung grangs drug cu re bzhi pa rab byung drug pa'i shing yos spyi lo 1375 lor bsam yas su bde bar gshegs/

a mes zhabs ngag dbang kun dga' bsod nams kyi sa skya'i gdung rabs ngo mtshar bang mdzod shog grangs 265/ deb gzugs/ mi rigs dpe skrun khang/ red 'da' bas mdzad pa'i bla dam pa'i rnam thar/ lam 'bras slob bshad pod (ka) shog grangs 239 ba/ dpe gzugs/ sde dge'i par ma/ bsam yas chos 'byung gangs can rgyan gyi me tog nang bla ma dam pa'i rnam thar/ lo chen rtse mos mdzad pa'i rnam thar/ rje btsun red mda' bas mdzad pa'i rnam thar/ phag gru byang chub rgyal mtshan gyi mdzad pa'i rnam thar/

gong dkar dga' bas/
[version: 2019-02-03]

Events (chronological)

- on the end of his tenure acc. to Shakabpa, cf. also Jackson 1997a (p. 46 n. 20)

- 1373: headed the religious council of rtse thang (rtse thang chos 'khor or sne'u gdong chos 'khor), invited by sne'u gdong sde srid 'jam dbyangs shAkya rgyal mtshan (r. 1365-1373) Sørensen & Hazod 2005 (pp. 30, 310)

- various groupings of his principal disciples (bla ma dam pa'i slob ma mchog) in lho kha'i sa dgon 'ga' zhig gi lo rgyus [1997] (p. 91)

Notes

- lam 'bras bla brgyud/ (gong dkar lugs/) position no. 19 (18)

- “had the fixed epithet 'Noble Guru' (bla ma dam pa)” Jackson 1997a (p. 45)

- a foot print of him is among the sacred objects of the rnying ma monastery of ban tshang (var. ban gtsang) Sørensen & Hazod 2005 (p. 110 n. 282) dbus gtsang gnas yig [2001] (p. 235)