This translation of 108 Verses Praising is of the renowned MongolianLama Lobsang Tayang's work. He was a highly esteemed interpreter of the Gelugpa tradition, and his writings cover a wide range of Tibetan literature, Tantra, logic and philosophy.
About Lama Lobsang Tayang
Geshe Lobsang Tayang was born in 1867 in the Gobi desert, was renowned for his vast knowledge of Buddhism. He was compared to the Indian pandit Ashvagosha, author of the “50 Verses .
Dharmata is the Upasaka of Central Asian or Chinese origin and the layman attendant to the 16 Great Arhats.
Dharmata is the essence of things as they are. Dharmata is the naked, unconditioned truth, the nature of reality, or the true nature of phenomenal existence.
Dharmata is called the Upasaka. Dharmata is also known as Ge yen dharma ta in Tibet.
Previously, we learned about the life of Dharmata. Now, we are going to learn about the .
Kanakabharadhvaja is the Elder of 8th arhat from the set of 16 great arhats. Kanakabharadhvaja is known as Bha ra dhva JA ser Chen Chong in Tibet. The meaning of Kanakabharadhvaja is Sthavira Kanaka Bharadhvaja in Sanskrit.
The life of Kanakabharadhvaja
Kanakabharadhvaja was born in 1600 to a wealthy householder. He grew up generous and compassionate, supporting the poor and giving alms to religious persons. Buddhist Elder Kanakabharadvaja was dead in 1699.
BuddhaTeaching changed Kanaka Bharadhvaja .
Gopaka is the Elders who are known as the 15th and 1st arhats from the set of 16 great arhats. Gopaka is also called principal students of the BuddhaShakyamuni.
The Viability of the Gopaka
In this portion, we are going to learn about the Viability of the Gopaka. After that, we are going to learn about the short etymological description of the word Gopaka itself.
Etymology of the Gopaka
The meaning of Gopaka is ne ten, be .
Abheda is known as the 16th arhat from the set of 16 great arhats, principal students of the BuddhaShakyamuni.
The Entity of Abheda
In this portion, we are going to learn about the entity of Abheda. After that, we will learn the short etymological description of the word Abheda itself.
Etymology of Abheda
Abheda is known as Ne ten, mi che pa in Tibet. And the meaning of Abheda is Sthavira Abheda in Sanskrit.
Earlier, we learn about .
Rahula is the elder of the actual son of the BuddhaShakyamuni and the 10th arhat from the set of 16 Great Arhats. Rahula is known in Buddhist texts for his eagerness for learning and was honored by monks and nuns throughout Buddhisthistory.
The life of the Rahula
In this portion, we are going to talk about the life of Rahula. After that short etymological description of the word Rahula itself.
Etymology of the Rahula
The meaning .
Vanavasin the Elder is the 3rd arhat from the set of 16 great arhats. Vanavasin is also known as presides over the Seven Leaves Mountain with four hundred disciples.
The life of the Vanavasin
In this section, we are going to learn about the life of Vanavasin. And after, we will learn about the short etymological description of the word Vanavasin itself.
Etymology of Vanavasin
Vanavasin is known as Pag pa Ne ten, nag la Ne in Tibet. .
The Thirty-Five Confession Buddhas are known from the Sutra of the Three Heaps, popular in Tibetan Buddhism.
35 Buddha Confession Prayer
This confession prayer is very well known in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Among English-speaking Buddhist followers, it is commonly referred to as the “Thirty-five Buddhas Confession Prayer.” The Thirty-five Buddhas are special confession buddhas who, while bodhisattvas, made special vows to assist others to overcome their negativities. Its actual title is the Sutra of Three .
The subject depicted in this thangka is called Guruparampara, a “Line of Teachers.”
It depicts the family tree of Nyingma lineage, as it were, and its function is to indicate a line of descent.
The meaning of this presentation is to show a refuge for believers. It creates a kind of structure with a number of deities and teachers in whom devotees take refuge, because they will help believers in the course of their spiritual development.