Wylie:Snying po don gsum gyi brgyud 'debs byin rlabs mchog stsol
While the tantric teachings tended, in the earlier years, to be transmitted to a single lineage holder at a time, over the centuries it became less unusual for a master to have several lineage successors, resulting in numerous branch lineages. According to this prayer, the teaching was transmitted down the lineage as far as the omniscient Butön, who then passed it on to Jangchup Tsemo on the one hand and Zhönu Sönam Jamgön on the other. Some three centuries later, the master Jamyang Drakpa received the transmission from their successors in both these lineage streams, which thus came together again, like a river split by an island. Jamyang Drakpa’s successors then passed the transmission down the lineage to Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. This lineage prayer appears, therefore, to give us an à la carte choice as to which lineage masters we can pray to.
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