Atisa Dipankara Srijnana was the greatest Buddhist scholar of his age. He wrote and translated several texts. The Bstan-Hgyur alone contains the names of about two hundred works, both original and translations, ascribed to him. They are all extant in Tibetan of which the Bodhi-patha-pradipa and the Vimala-ratna-lekha-nama deserve special notice. Vimala-ratna-lekha-nama is an epistle, he wrote to king Nayapala of Magadha. In this letter Dipankar enumerates the duties of a Buddhist. It is a collection of moral maxims for the guidance of devout Buddhists and speaks of the excellences of moral of observances. It was at the earnest and importunate requests of the king of Tibet that Dipankar at the age of sixty-one gave up the charge of Vikramasila Mahavihara and proceeded to Tibet with the blessings of the goddess Tara. For thirteen long years he incessantly propagated the Dhamma and established there.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
29 Plate 3FFT 3TTWT Acarya Dipankara Srijnana Acarya Padmasambhava Acarya Santaraksita Assistant Professor Atisa wrote Atisa's teachings Avadhutipa Avoid Bhagalpur District bKa-rgyud-pa Black Mountain Yogi Bodhi-patha-pradTpa Bodhicitta Bodhisattva Buddha Buddhism in Tibet Buddhist scholar cf>T cf5t cfTT Chinese princess cv cv Department of Tibetan devout Buddhist Dhamma Dipankar Lama disciple doctrines eighteen months f^RT famous Give Guru hide history of Tibet holy humble incessantly India invited the Acarya Kamalasila keep the mind king Nayapala Kumar learned live Magadha Mahavihara Deemed University Map of Bhagalpur meditate mind becomes Nava Nalanda Mahavihara Pali parents prince propagation reign of king religion remember reverence Ruins of Vikramsila Rule the Kingdom Sa-skya-pa Sanskrit sects called Snjnana solemn vows speak Sutras Tara temple thankful Tibetan historians Tibetan Studies Tibetan translation TT^T TTRT unholy Vajrayana Vikramasila Vikramsila Mahavihara VIMALA-RATNA-LEKHA-NAMA Plate virtues welfare worldly worship wrote several books