By Sa-Skya Pandi-Ta Kun-Dga-Rgyal-Mtshan, Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltshen, Victoria R. M. Scott, Jared Douglas Rhoton

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30 Sakya Panditds Life and WOrk 2L Fi&h Dalai Lama (I967), p. 55· 22. Thuuken (I984), p. I76 (on Thuuken, see note 25 below). Not all historical sources list the Khon monk among the seven first probationers. 23. Of the scores of Indian Buddhist tantric cycles that•,were adopted by the five Sakya patriarchs and assimilated into the religious life of Tibet, the most notable are the Hevajra of Viriipa's tradition, the Vajrakila of Padmasambhava,•th~< Vajrayogini of Narotapada, the Mahakala of Vararuci, and the Guhyasamaja of Nagarjuna's lineage.

Pp. 24-29). 25. The eighteenth-century Gelugpa historian Thuuken Losang Chokyi Nyima (1737-1802) asserted that Jiwo Lhepa influenced Sapan's later exposition of exoteric Mahayana doctrine-probably a reference to Sapan's well-known Elucidation ofthe Sages Intent (Thub pa'i dgongs gsal). See Thuuken (1984), p. 90: "Maiijugho~a Sapan studied Kadampa teachings under Jiwo Lhepa, who was a disciple of Neusurpa, and in his own discourses he explained all the practices of the ordinary Mahayana path solely in accord with the Kadampa system.

Ameshab's Genealogy ofthe Sakya 'Khon Family (Sa skya gdung rabs chen mo) relates that, at their first meeting, Sapan revealed that he had seen the Kashmirian master in a dream years before, singing a mystic song that Sapan had never forgotten. Upon hearing the song, Sakya5ribhadra confirmed the spiritual link between them and said that he had had the same dream at the same time. Gorampa, DSNSh, p. 1. , fols. 4. ], vol. I [ka], fols. 38b-57a). Gorampa, DSNSh, p. 1. The Sanskrit equivalent of Kunga Gyaltshen Pal Sangpo is Anandadhvaja5ribhadra.

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