Buddha Tönpa Shenrab Miwoche & Buddha Shakyamuni

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Buddha Tönpa Shenrab Miwoche & Buddha Shakyamuni

Post by kalden yungdrung » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:20 am

Tashi delek,

Want to explain here the Bön story about the connection of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab Miwoche and his student the Nepali /Indian Buddha Shakyamuni.
For Bön this is very clear but for non Bönpos this is not / never known.
Am aware that non Bönpos would never agree to this, but it is nevertheless a fact within the Yungdrung Bön tradition.

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By: Alejandro Chaoul.

Alejandro is a devoted student for 15 years of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.

The Bön traditions' own accounts of the history of their scriptures have them undergoing triple or even quadruple translations between the language of origin and the present Tibetan versions. The triply translated (sum gyur) texts generally went from Tazig to Zhang Zhung to Tibetan, while the quadruple translated texts generally went from 'divine language' (lha'i skad) to Sanskrit to Tazig to Zhang zhung to Tibetan.

In these accounts, Buddha Tönpa Shenrab was Shakyamuni Buddha's teacher during 2 consecutive incarnations. In the first of these, Buddha Tönpa Shenrab, was named Chime Tsugphu ('Chi med gtsug phud, "Immortal Crowned One")land Shakyamuni Buddha was one of his main disciples, Sangwa Dupa (gsang ba 'dus pa, "Essential Secret").

In the following life, in which Buddha Tönpa Shenrab was named Tönpa Shenrab, Shakyamuni Buddha was again one of his main disciples, Lhabu Dampa Karpo (Lha'i bu dam pa dkar po, "White Pure Son of the Gods").
Lhabu Dampa Karpo asked his teacher what he could do to help sentient beings, and Buddha Tönpa Shenrab told him that he should help the people in India who were following there a wrong view. For that purpose, Buddha Tönpa Shenrab gave Lhabu Dampa Karpo an initiation so he would not forget the teachings in his future lives.

Thus, in the next life he was born in India as Prince of the Shakya clan and taught, following the instructions previously given to him by his teacher, Buddha Tönpa Shenrab Miwoche, thereby benefiting many sentient beings.
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