Sunday, February 19, 2006
Lord of Siddhas
This is the great master Shakya Shri, who was the root guru of Tulku Urgyen's Uncle Tersey. A full chapter is dedicated to this incredible yogi in Blazing Splendor. Here are the opening lines to give you a taste:
During his stay in Central Tibet, Uncle Tersey frequented the encampment of his root guru Shakya Shri, the great siddha-master. Shakya Shri was also known as the Lord of Siddhas and as Precious Realised Master. His main guru was Old Khyentse.
"Shakya Shri lived with about seven hundred disciples in Kyipuk," Uncle Tersey told me. "His disciples had dug caves all around the two surrounding slopes, while others stayed in tiny tents made of either canvas or yak felt. Shakya Shri himself lived on a meadow in the only house around, which was a simple structure of stamped mud with one large window."
A fine translation of Shakya Shri's biography together with some of his teachings and poems has been made by Elio Guarisco and we look forward to its eventual publication.
Posted by pensum at 2/19/2006