G.yag ston sangs rgyas dpal

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གཡག་སྟོན་སངས་རྒྱས་དཔལ་
Yakton Sangye Pal(1350 - 1414) 

Yakton Sanggye Pel (g.yag ston sangs rgyas dpal, 1348-1414) was a great master of the Sakya tradition and the first in the line of men known as the Six Great Ornaments of Tibet. He was born in Trang ('phrang). His father's name was Tsetang Chenpo Changchub Rinchen (rtse thang chen po byang chub rin chen). The Blue Annals also suggests the name by which Sanggye Pel is known came from an attendant called Yak Yu (g.yag yu) who took care of him when he was a boy.

His early education took place at Sangpu Monastery (gsang phu) monastery, where he studied Buton's (bu ston, 1285-1379) commentary on the Prajñāpāramitā and was praised for his skill in memorization. His root teacher was Kunga Pel (kun dga' dpal, 1285-1379), the tenth abbot of Jonang Monastery (jo nang dgon).

Sanggye Pel became a prominent teacher in U and Tsang, renowned for his teachings on Prajñāpāramitā. Among the Six Ornaments of Tibet, who were known for their different strengths in teaching, he is known for masterful teachings on the Sutras. Sanggye Pel's main disciple and eventual successor at Sakya was the renowned scholar Rongton Sheja Kunrik (rong ston shes bya kun rig, 1367-1449). Sanggye Pel primarily taught Rongton the Prajñāpāramitā scriptures and treatises on logic and epistemology. Sanggye Pel's prominent students also included Zhonnu Lodro (gzhon nu blo gros, 1349-1412), Konchok Gyeltsen (dkon mchog rgyal mtshan, 1388-1469), Zhonnu Gyelchok (gzhon nu rgyal mchog, d.u.), Sherab Sengge (shes rab seng ge, 1383-1445), and Kunga Gyeltsen (kun dga' rgyal mtshan, 1382-1446).
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Other names

  • གཡག་ཕྲུག་པ་སངས་རྒྱས་དཔལ་བ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • གཡག་མི་ཕམ་སངས་རྒྱས་དཔལ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • མི་ཕམ་ཆོས་ཀྱི་བླ་མ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • g.yag phrug pa sangs rgyas dpal ba · other names (Wylie)
  • g.yag mi pham sangs rgyas dpal · other names (Wylie)
  • mi pham chos kyi bla ma · other names (Wylie)

Affiliations & relations

  • sa skya · religious affiliation
  • nya dbon kun dga' dpal · teacher
  • sa bzang 'phags pa gzhon nu blo gros · teacher
  • grub chen sangs rgyas dpal · teacher
  • Red mda' ba gzhon nu blo gros · student
  • rong ston shes bya kun rig · student
  • dkon mchog rgyal mtshan · student