Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Another modest master

As an aside to the Tricycle article, another modest master of recent times was Khunu Rinpoche. An Indian at birth, he traveled widely through Tibet, receiving teacings from masters of all lineages. On one of his travels, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche recalls him telling, he went to see a master who lived in the hollow of an old tree and was also forced to receive the transmission to Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo -- the Light of Wisdom. Khunu Rinpoche later became one of the Dalai Lama's teachers a book of his poetry is in English: "Vast as the Heavens, Deep as the Sea."

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