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སྒྲ་ཚད་པ་རིན་ཆེན་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་
Dratsepa Rinchen Namgyal(1318 - 1388) 
A prominent 14th century scholar associated with Kadam and Skya schools that was a student of Butön, as well as his biographer. He was also an early teacher of Tsongkhapa and is reported to have given the bodhisattva vow to Rongtön.

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Philosophical positions of this person

"Bu-ston and sGra-tshad-pa make of the RGV a provisional teaching, understanding Buddha-nature as what is literally stated in the RGV." Kano, K., Buddha-Nature and Emptiness, p. 343.

Only Buddhas

  • "Taking the reverse position of the Gelugpas on this, both Butön and his student and commentator Dratsépa Rinchen Namgyal (1318–1388) identify the actual tathāgata heart as being solely the final fruition of buddhahood. As the latter says: The fully qualified sugata heart is the dharmakāya of a perfect buddha but never exists in the great mass of sentient beings." Brunnhölzl, K., When the Clouds Part, pp. 67-68.
  • Bu-ston and his disciple sGra-tshad-pa assert that Buddha-nature should be understood only in its resultant aspect, namely as only the dharmakäya of a buddha." Kano, K., Buddha-Nature and Emptiness, p. 343.
  • See also Wangchuk, Tsering, The Uttaratantra in the Land of Snows, p. 73.

Both second and third, though third is higher. Wangchuk, Tsering, The Uttaratantra in the Land of Snows, p. 74.

Other names

  • སེམས་དཔའ་ཆེན་པོ་རིན་ཆེན་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • ཐུགས་སྲས་ལོ་ཙཱ་བ་རིན་ཆེན་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • ཞྭ་ལུ་མཁན་ཆེན་༠༡་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • sems dpa' chen po rin chen rnam rgyal · other names (Wylie)
  • thugs sras lo tsA ba rin chen rnam rgyal · other names (Wylie)
  • zhwa lu mkhan chen 01 · other names (Wylie)
  • Zhalu Khenchen, 1st · other names
  • Dratsepa · other names

Affiliations & relations

  • bka' gdams · religious affiliation
  • sa skya · religious affiliation
  • Bu ston rin chen grub · teacher
  • 'jam dbyangs grags pa rgyal mtshan · student
  • Tsong kha pa · student
  • sa bzang 'phags pa gzhon nu blo gros · student