By Sherab Gyaltsen Amipa
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They did as requested, and as signs of their movement, many people saw a great number of ravens eating the torma offerings (made by the translator), then flying off in the direction of India. And they heard a great roar. At that time, the realm protector Caturmukha said to the translator, "Previously, I was sent by the yogin! on the mountain to be your servant. " Thus, he came to be known as "The Word of Honour Guardian" due to his affection for the lama and his adherence to his word of honour.
After a long and comprehensive study of the Sl1tras and Tantras, he earned all the scholastic degrees of the Sakyapa tradition, then began teaching the Dharma to others. Not long ago, he gave a complete explanation ofVirupa's masterwork The Path and Its Fruits over a period of three months in Sarnath, India. He also gave many empowerments, explanations and oral transmissions of all four Tantras, as well as many discourses on the Sutras. Out of his great compassion he founded a mon-. astery for Sakyapa monks in Dehra Dun, India, where religious studies are now pursued as they were in Tibet.
By the auspiciousness of this request for the service of Dharma, all the conditions occurred to cause the Sakyapa lineage to flourish and never decline for the duration of Buddha Sakyamuni's teachings. Thus J etsiin Kiin-ga Nyingpo received three oral transmissions of Mahakala. During the lifetimes of the two brothers Sonam Tsemo and Dhagpa Gyaltshan, these teachings were preserved but no new oral transmissions were received. 9it Sakyasn came to Tibet and taught him the meditational practices of Ekavira, the solitary masculine form of Mahakala, and of Mahakala surrounded by the four ejiikinis Nampar Tsigma, Marali, Gatshigma and Nagmo Chenmo.
A Waterdrop from the Glorious Sea: The Sakya Tradition: A concise account of the advent of Buddhism in general and the teachings of the Sakyapa tradition in particular by Sherab Gyaltsen Amipa