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    Friday, November 13, 2009

    Gurus of the lineage, pt. 5

    10. Jnanasutra, Skt. ‘Wisdom of the Sutras’, Tib. ye shes mdro)

    An Indian master in the Dzogchen lineage who was a disciple of Shri Singha. A close Dharma friend and later teacher of Vimalamitra.

    11 Variochana/Vairotsana

    The great and unequalled translator during the reign of King Trisong Deutsen. Vairotsana, was recognized by Padmakara as a reincarnation of an Indian pandita. He was among the first seven monks sent to India to study with Shri Singha. Shri Singha in turn entrusted Vairotsana with the task of propagating the Mind Section and Space Section of Dzogchen in Tibet. He is one of the three main masters to bring the Dzogchen teachings to Tibet, the two others being Padmakara and Vimalamitra.

    Variotsana is sometimes referred to as Variochana, the white colored central Buddha of the five Dhyani Buddhas in honor of his vast wisdom.

    Lotsawa Variotsana