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Langdro Konchok Jungne

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Langdro Konchok Jungne 8th cent.

Name Variants: Konchok Jungne



Konchok Jungne (dkon mchog 'byung gnas) was born in Yaru Chang Tanak (g.yas ru byang rta nag) in Tsang and became an influential minister at the court of King Tri Songdetsen (khri srong lde'u btsan), under the name Langdro (lang gro). Later on he became a monk and translator, , taking the name Konchok Jungne, and received the Nyingtik teachings from Padmasambhava.

As a result of his practice he could send lightning bolts like shooting arrows wherever he liked. He liberated both humans and non-humans. At his death he manifested as an expanse of light and left no body behind.

Among his incarnations are Ratna Lingpa (ratna gling pa, 1403-1479), Rigdzin Longsel Nyingpo (rig 'dzin klong gsal snying po, 1625-1692), and Dzogchen Drubwang Pema Rigdzin (rdzogs chen grub dbang padma rig 'dzin, 1625-1697).

 

 

Sources

 

Bradburn, Leslie, ed. 1995. Masters of the Nyingma Lineage. Cazadero: Dharma Publications, 1995, p. 58.

Tarthang Tulku. 1975. Bringing the Teachings Alive. Cazadero, CA: Dharma Publishing, 82-83.

Gu ru bkra shis. 1990. Gu bkra'i chos 'byung. Beijing: Krung go'i bod kyi shes rig dpe skrun khang, p. 175.

'Jam mgon kong sprul blo gros mtha' yas. 2007. Gter ston brgya rtsa. In Rin chen gter mdzod chen mo. New Delhi: Shechen, v.1 pp. 394-395.

 

Arthur Mandelbaum
August 2007

 

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