Jigme Lingpa Quotes
“The forms of the central and surrounding deities... should not be protruding like a clay statue or cast image, yet neither should they be flat like a painting. In contrast, they should be apparent, yet not truly existent, like a rainbow in the sky or the reflection of the moon in a lake. They should appear as though conjured up by a magician. Clear appearance involves fixing the mind one-pointedly on these forms with a sense of vividness, nakedness, lucidity, and clarity.”
- Date of birth: January 01, 1730
- Died: December 31, 1798
- Description: Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa Rangjung Dorje (Wylie: 'Jigs-med-gliṅ-pa Raṅ-byuṅ-rdo-rje) is regarded as one of the central figures in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, having revealed the popular Longchen Nyingtik cycle of teaching and practice through a series of visions of the great 14th-century master Longchenpa, which he kept secret from 1757 until conferring the empowerments upon a group of fifteen disciples for the first time in 1764.He is considered to have had three incarnations in the 19th-century Rimé (non-sectarian) movement: Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje as the mind incarnation, Dza Patrul as the speech incarnation, and Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo as the body incarnation. Jigme Lingpa himself is held to have been the incarnation of both Vimalamitra and King Trisong Deutsen. Getse Mahāpaṇḍita was among his more prominent direct students.