Who was Chokro Lui Gyaltsen?

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Who was Chokro Lui Gyaltsen?

Postby Palzang Jangchub » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:52 am

Chokro Lui Gyaltsen (Wyl. cog ru klu'i rgyal mtshan) is mentioned as a previous incarnation of Kyabjé Garchen Rinpoche. I am trying to find information on him, or a biography (i.e. rnam thar) which details his life and liberation, but thus far I've only been able to glean that he was one of Guru Rinpoche's disciples, though he's not usually listed amongst the main 25.

Any hints and resources would be much appreciated...
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Re: Who was Chokro Lui Gyaltsen?

Postby crazy-man » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:32 am

Chokro Lui Gyaltsen - (cog ro klu'i rgyal mtshan). Early Tibetan translator of great importance and one of the twenty-five disciples of Padmasambhava who recognized him as an incarnate bodhisattva. He worked closely with Vimalamitra, Jnanagarbha, Jinamitra and Surendrabodhi. He is vital to the continuation of the Vinaya lineage in Tibet. Having attained realization at Chuwori, he aided Padmasambhava in transcribing and concealing terma treasures. The great tertön Karma Lingpa (14th cent.) is regarded as an reincarnation of Chokro Lui Gyaltsen.

cog ro klu'i rgyal mtshan - (alt. sp.): Chok-Ro Lui Gyaltsen and Chog-ro Lui Gyaltsen, (sometimes hyphenated, sometimes not.) Early Tibetan translator of great importance and one of the twenty-five disciples of Padmasambhava who recognized him as an incarnate bodhisattva. He worked closely with Vimalamitra, Jnanagarbha, Jinamitra and Surendrabohi. He is vital to the continuation of the Vinaya lineage in Tibet. Having attained realization at Chuwori, he aided Padmasambhava in transcribing and concealing terma treasures. The great tertön Karma Lingpa (14th cent.) is regarded as an reincarnation of Chok-Ro Lui Gyaltsen.

http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/Chokro_Lui_Gyaltsen

http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.co ... i_Gyaltsen
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?titl ... i_Gyaltsen

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Re: Who was Chokro Lui Gyaltsen?

Postby crazy-man » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:36 pm

Klu’i rgyal mtshan, Cog ro
Tibetan translator, ca. 8th Century A.D.

-dBu ma rtsa ba’i tshig le’ur byas pa śes rab ces bya ba (Tibetan translation of Mūlamadhyamakakārikā), in Tg, vol. tsa, 1a1-19a6. Mmk
-rGyal po la gtam bya ba rin po che’i phreṅ ba (Tibetan translation of Ratnāvalī), in Tg, vol. ge, 107a1-126a4 (with Jñānagarbha). Rā

https://www2.hf.uio.no/polyglotta/index ... 95&kid=495

more:
https://www.tbrc.org/#!rid=P8183
http://worldcat.org/identities/lccn-no2002064458/
http://aibs.columbia.edu/databases/New/ ... ll=tengyur
http://www.dharmawiki.ru/index.php/'dul_ba/_(ka_-_pa)

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Re: Who was Chokro Lui Gyaltsen?

Postby Malcolm » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:10 pm

crazy-man wrote:
Klu’i rgyal mtshan, Cog ro
Tibetan translator, ca. 8th Century A.D.

-dBu ma rtsa ba’i tshig le’ur byas pa śes rab ces bya ba (Tibetan translation of Mūlamadhyamakakārikā), in Tg, vol. tsa, 1a1-19a6. Mmk
-rGyal po la gtam bya ba rin po che’i phreṅ ba (Tibetan translation of Ratnāvalī), in Tg, vol. ge, 107a1-126a4 (with Jñānagarbha). Rā

https://www2.hf.uio.no/polyglotta/index ... 95&kid=495

more:
https://www.tbrc.org/#!rid=P8183
http://worldcat.org/identities/lccn-no2002064458/
http://aibs.columbia.edu/databases/New/ ... ll=tengyur
http://www.dharmawiki.ru/index.php/'dul_ba/_(ka_-_pa)


He also translated the Buddhapalitavṛtii. His translation of Nāgārjuna's MMK is markedly superior to the later revision by Batshab Nyima Drag, which unfortunately became the standard.
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Re: Who was Chokro Lui Gyaltsen?

Postby Palzang Jangchub » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:47 am

Malcolm wrote:He also translated the Buddhapalitavṛtii. His translation of Nāgārjuna's MMK is markedly superior to the later revision by Batshab Nyima Drag, which unfortunately became the standard.

Can you please elaborate, Malcolm? Why is Chokro Lui Gyaltsen's translation superior?

Thank you for the links and info! Is there a namthar extant? I noticed Ju Mipham is also considered a reincarnation of CLG.
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"The Sutras, Tantras, and Philosophical Scriptures are great in number. However life is short, and intelligence is limited, so it's hard to cover them completely. You may know a lot, but if you don't put it into practice, it's like dying of thirst on the shore of a great lake. Likewise, a common corpse is found in the bed of a great scholar." ~ Karma Chagme

དྲིན་ཆེན་རྩ་བའི་བླ་མ་སྐྱབས་རྗེ་མགར་ཆེན་ཁྲི་སྤྲུལ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ཁྱེད་མཁྱེན་ནོ།།
རྗེ་བཙུན་བླ་མ་མཁས་གྲུབ་ཀརྨ་ཆགས་མེད་མཁྱེན་ནོ། ཀརྨ་པ་མཁྱེན་ནོཿ


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