Birth of a Tibetan Buddhist Master, Part 1: Visionary Experiences prior to the Birth of the Seventh Karma pa, Chos grags rgya mtsho (1454–1506)

Dominik Dell

Abstrakt

This paper highlights the importance of the secret level of rnam thars – accounts of visionary experiences and miraculous events as a sign of realisation in life stories of Tibetan Buddhist masters – based on existing research. Focus is mainly on visionary experiences. This paper contributes to this field by providing an annotated translation, analysis, and edition of a so-far untranslated section of the rnam tharof the Seventh Karma pa from the Chos ’byungmkhas pa’i dga’ ston.

Słowa kluczowe: Chos grags rgya mtsho, Karmapa VII, rnam thar, secret life story, chos ’byung mkhas pa’i dga’ ston, visions

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