The Three Streams of Lineage into Drikung Kagyu
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The Lineage Transmission
(Three Streams of Lineage into One)
Blessing Meditation Experience Lineage
is one of the Kagyu lineages which was founded 852 years ago, by the
spiritual master, Kyobpa Jigten Sumgon. This lineage directly came from
Buddha Shakyamuni and the primordial Buddha, VajraDhara. All their
Dharma teachings came to Gampopa from three lineages, through fully
masters. The first lineage was called the Magnificent Blessing
lineage. From VajraDhara, it was passed on to Tilopa, from Tilopa to
from Naropa to Marpa, from Marpa to Milarepa, and then from Milarepa to
Gampopa. The second lineage was called the lineage of Profound View. It
came from Buddha Shakyamuni, and it was passed to Nagarjuna, then to
and so forth, on to Atisha, and then from Atisha to Gampopa. The third
lineage was called the lineage of the Most Excellent Practice. It came
from Buddha Shakyamuni to Manjushri, from Manjushri to Maitreya, from
to Asanga and so forth, on to Atisha, and then from Atisha to Gampopa.
Gampopa received profound teachings, secret oral transmissions,
and so forth of all these three lineages. Then all these teachings were
given to PhagmoDrupa by Gampopa. Although Kagyu came from the same
at that time the Kagyu lineage was divided into several different
each carrying the complete teachings and enlightened blessings. Like
wish-fulfilling tree, which comes from the same root, but is divided
different branches, each giving many wonderful blossoms and fruits.
PhagmoDrupa had hundreds of thousands of disciples, Lord Jigten Sumgon
was one of his closest and chief disciples. PhagmoDrupa prophesied that
the teachings and blessings would be carried on by a Bodhisattva,
Sumgon), who already attained the ten Bhumis. Jigten Sumgon received
complete teachings, secret oral transmissions, explanations and
and enlightened realization blessings, and so forth from PhagmoDrupa.
Sumgon gave all the complete teachings, including the six Yogas of
to his chief disciple, Gurawa Tsultrim Dorje. All these enlightened
blessings and teachings have been handed down through the great
masters to the present 37th and 36th lineage holders, His Holiness
Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche and His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chungtsang.
These are among the most precious spiritual masters in the Drikung
lineage and the direct lineage holder of Jigten Sumgon. Among his
Lord Jigten Sumgon prophesied again and again, "In the future my
will flourish by the two Bodhisattvas, who are like the sun and the
through their compassion and wisdom." His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche is
like the sun. He is the emanation of Chenrezig, the compassionate
His Holiness Chungtsang Rinpoche is like the moon. He is the emanation
of Manjushri, the wisdom deity.
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Dedicated to the impeccable perpetuation of the glorious Kagyu lineage and to the
success of its leaders and followers in accomplishing their commitment to
bring all sentient beings to the state of enlightened awareness.
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