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11 DDNT f. 4–5. 12 Se ra mkha’ ’gro describes Lcang grong grub thob rin po che as the head lama of the group of 18 Qing leaders (rgya shog dpon khag bco brgyad kyi dbu bla) who was renowned as an incarnation of Thang stong rgyal po. 13 DDNT f. 1–2. TO BE OR NOT TO BE CELIBATE 43 When the family arrived before Lcang grong grub thob rin po che and requested his guidance, the lama replied, Because this girl is without mistake an incarnation of Sa skya Rta mgrin dbang mo, it is not suitable for her to live either as a householder or as a nun.
Sbyin pa, Skt. dāna) to the sangha or to poor beggars, but especially that of giving one’s everything, one’s family and possessions, one’s own body, and even one’s own life for the sake of other living beings, is found in many early sources. 36 This example is represented as an actual physical offering, an act of selfless compassion towards the starving tigress. To save the lives of the mother and her cubs the bodhisattva dashes his body on the rocks below and is actually physically consumed. 37 The act of giving, as codified in the Bodhisattva vehicle, is the first of the ‘Six Transcendental Wisdoms’ that find their origins in early Mahayana Buddhism.
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Buddhism Beyond the Monastery: Tantric Practices and their Performers in Tibet and the Himalayas: PIATS 2003: Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Oxford, 2003 by Sarah Jacoby and Antonio Terrone (eds)