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Gö Lotsāwa Zhönu Pal(1392 - 1481) 

Go Lotsāwa Zhonnu Pel was the author of the important Tibetan history The Blue Annals. A Kagyu polymath, he studied under some sixty prominent lamas, chief among them the Fifth Karmapa Dezhin Shekpa. He was a Sanskrit scholar and served as translator to an Indian scholar Paṇḍit Vanaratna for five years. He was a teacher of the Seventh Karmapa, Chodrak Gyatso, and the Fourth Zhamar, Chodrak Yeshe.

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Though his own view is based on Mahāmudrā, for which he asserts RGV is an important basis.

"That Zhönu Pal comments on the Ratnagotravibhāga from within the tradition of meditation is also clear from his colophon:

Other names

  • ཡིད་བཟང་རྩེ་བ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • མགོས་ལོ་ཙཱ་བ་གཞོན་ནུ་དཔལ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • yid bzang rtse ba · other names (Wylie)
  • mgos lo tsA ba gzhon nu dpal · other names (Wylie)
  • 'gos lo tsā ba gzhon nu dpal · other names (Wylie)

Affiliations & relations

  • Karma Kagyu · religious affiliation
  • Shamarpa, 3rd · teacher
  • Karmapa, 5th · teacher
  • Tsong kha pa · teacher
  • Rong ston shes bya kun rig · teacher
  • Shamarpa, 4th · student
  • Karmapa, 7th · student