'bri gung spyan snga shes rab 'byung gnas
As a child, he demonstrated outstanding ability not only in reading and writing, but also in conjuring the hail-stopping magic of his ancestors. He excelled at singing and dancing. Despite his childhood dreams of becoming a wandering yogi, when a famous teacher named Ngepuwa (ngad phu ba) arrived in the region he took monastic vows from him after obtaining the consent of his father. Ngepuwa gave him the ordination name Lha Rinchen Gyelpo (lha rin chen rgyal po) when he was ordained at age seventeen. Ngepuwa recognized the young man's potential but unfortunately died soon afterward when Sherab Jungne was twenty.
In the next year, in 1207, Sherab Jungne left his home in Kham for U-Tsang with a large group of three hundred people on their way to see Ngepuwa's teacher Jikten Gonpo, who was over sixty years old at the time.
For his first three years at Drigung Til ('bris gung mthil) he served as a household priest for one named Gompa (sgom pa), attending every single one of the teaching sessions. Eventually he came to the attention of Jikten Gonpo, became his personal attendant, and took on other responsibilities as well. Sometimes he is called Chennga Sherab Jungne (spyan snga shes rab 'byung gnas) because of his service as Jikten Gonpo's personal attendant (spyan snga ba).
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- སྤྱན་སྔ་ཤེས་རབ་འབྱུང་གནས · other names (Tibetan)
- འབྲི་གུང་དབོན་ཤེས་རབ་འབྱུང་གནས · other names (Tibetan)
- འབྲི་གུང་གླིང་པ · other names (Tibetan)
- དབོན་ཤེས་རབ་འབྱུང་གནས · other names (Tibetan)
- spyan snga shes rab 'byung gnas · other names (Wylie)
- 'bri gung dbon shes rab 'byung gnas · other names (Wylie)
- 'bri gung gling pa · other names (Wylie)
- dbon shes rab 'byung gnas · other names (Wylie)
Affiliations & relations
- 'bri gung bka' brgyud · religious affiliation
- 'bri gung skyob pa 'jig rten mgon po · teacher
- Rdo rje shes rab · student