Explaining Lama Teacher Tashi Paltseg
Tashi Paltseg was born in 1359-1424. Tashi Paltseg was born in 9th-century at Throne Holder of Taglung.
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The life of Tasi Paltseg
In this portion, we are going to learn about the life of Tashi Platseg, after te short etymological description of the word Tashi Platseg itself.
Etymology of Tashi Patseg
Tashi Platseg appointed Taglung Shamar Jangchub Gyatso to the abbacy of Taglung
Earlier, we learn about the life of Tashi Platseg. Now, we are going to learn about the biography of Tashi Platseg.
Biography of the Tashi Paltseg
Taglung Tripa 09 Tashi Paltseg, 1359-1424, was born in 1359. His father was Kunga Shenyen. And his mother was Jampel Kyi. As a child, he was blessed by the Dharmasvamin Ratnakara. At age six he studied reading and writing with Gompa Rinshonand learned sutra and tantra in the Kagyu tradition from Rinchen Palwa. He started at age eleven, particularly the Chakrasamvara, Kalachakra, and Hevajra, the last of which became one of his specialties.
At the age of seventeen, he took preliminary ordination with the 8th abbot of Taglung, Namkha Palzang, who gave him the name of Tashi Paltseg Nyimai Wangpo Sungwai Gocha. His education continued, receiving teachings on the Naro Chodrug and the complete Kagyu teachings held by Namkha Palzang, as well as Cho and Lamdre teachings.
Earlier, we learn about the life of Tashi Platseg and the biography of Tashi Platseg. Now, we are going to learn about depicting Tashi Platseg thangka.
Depicting Tashi Platseg Thangka
The thangka of lama teacher Tashi Platseg was from Tibet. The thangka of Tashi Platseg is made between 1700 – 1799 AD. Tashi Platseg is from Kagyu and Taklung lineage. The size of the thangka is 48.26×34.29cm. The base of the painting is Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton. Currently, this painting is in the Rubin Museum of Art.
By depicting this thanks, we will learn how Tashi Platseg is represented with Avalokiteshvara,
Avalokiteshvara is in the top center of the Tashi Paltseg in the thangka. Avalokiteshvara. Avalokiteshvara has eleven faces and eight arms. At the right and left sides of the Tashi Paltseg are seated Buddhas.
At the bottom center of the Tashi Platseg, there is the wealth deity Lochen Dragpa.
Pita Jambhala is yellow in color. Pita Jambhala is holding a Bijapuraka fruit in the right hand and a mongoose on the left.
Jambhala is Yellow in color. Pita Jambhala is also known as a Buddhist wealth deity belonging to the kriya classification of Buddhist Tantra. Pita Jambhala is also associated with the Hevajra Tantra of Anuttarayoga Tantra.
Yellow Faced Pita Jambhala is with one face and two hands. The right hand of Pita Jambhala holds a Bijapuraka fruit. And the left of the Pita Jambhala a mongoose with jewels showering down.
Earlier, we learn about the life of Tashi Platseg, the biography of Tashi Platseg, and depicting Tashi Platseg thangka. Now, we are going to learn about the educational description of Tashi Platseg.
Educational description of Tashi Paltseg
Now, we will learn about the educational description of Tashi Platseg.
The following year Namkha Palzang passed the abbacy of Taglung to the eighteen-year-old. Tashi Paltseg despite still not having received full monastic ordination. Two years later he went to Lhasa where he met with Tsalpa Situ Kunga Dorje and the Pagmodrupa governor.
Dragpa who arranged a grand reception for him. There, at Raka Drag he took final ordination with Lochen Jangchub Tsemo who taught him Kalachakra and Chakrasamvara according to the Krishnamacharya tradition among other teachings. Also participating in his ordination was Lotsawa Dragpa Gyaltsen who taught him a number of tantric cycles mostly relating to the Kalachakra and Guhyasamaja.
Further illustrating Tashi Paltseg’s ecumenical collection of lineages and teachings. In 1379 Namkha Palzang passed away. And Tashi Paltseg oversaw the funeral rites.
Soon he became enmeshed in the wars between the former Sakya monarchies which had fallen to Tai Situ Janchub Gyaltsen of the nascent Pagmodru Dynasty. In 1380 it would seem that a Drigung leader Jongji Sonam Rinchen attacked Khartsewa a fort in Penyu. And Tashi Paltseg tried to mediate a cease to hostilities.
He later repeated his attempts to mediate between Jongji and his victim. In this case unsuccessfully on behalf of the people of Rongpo who had been levied with severe fines. Tashi Paltseg sat a four-year retreat at some point during his long life but otherwise was extremely active both at Taglung and across Tibet.
He made a number of expansive offerings to monasteries in U and Tsang, such as statues, tea, garments, and butter lamps. He became quite famous and yet seems to have continued to receive teachings from other masters well into his career. He received teachings on Nairatmya and Nigu Chodrug from the Sakya master Tegchen Choje Kunga Tashichen whom he met at the Kadampa monastery of Rating.
In addition to extensive pilgrimages, it would seem that Tashi Paltseg was an active missionary. The natives of Menshang a region in Ngari sent gifts and expressed their faith in the Kagyu tradition. Kagyu tradition which had made inroads there some fifty years earlier. The Menzang had earlier been dissuaded from a practice of sacrificing human beings as part of funeral services.
But had returned to the custom which they referred to as a fire wheel. Tashi Paltseg was able to secure from them an oath to cease the custom. Tashi Paltseg oversaw the funeral of Chenega Sonam Zangpo. The abbot of Densatil from 1403 to his death in 1416, and installed his successor, Chenega Sonam Gyaltsen.
In the last year of his life, Tashi Paltseg received the title of Guoshi national preceptor from the Yongle Emperor as well as a number of gifts. Suffering from paralysis he appointed Taglung Shamar Jangchub Gyatso to the abbacy of Taglung. He passed away in 1424 at the age of sixty-six.
Earlier, we learn about the life of Tashi Platseg, the biography of Tashi Platseg, and depicting Tashi Platseg thangka. And finally, we learn about the educational description of Tashi Platseg.