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Sachen Kunga Nyingpo |T. kun dga' snying po| (1092 - 1158)

Sakyapa Sachen Kunga Nyingpo was one of the famous Sakya's abstaining from meat and alcohol.
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Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, the son of Khon Konchok Gyalpo and an emanation of Manjushri, was born in 1092. From early childhood, Sachen showed great signs of wisdom. At the age of twelve, Sachen, under the guidance of his guru, Bari Lotsava, performed one-point mediation on Manjushri. After meditating on this for a continuous period of six months, Manhushri appeared in front of him and gave him the teachings on the parting of four attachments as follows:

If you cling to this life, then you are not a dharma practitioner;
If you cling to the wheel of existence, then you do not possess renunciation;
If you look only to your own interests, then you do not possess boddhichitta;
If clinging ensues, then you do not possess the view.

Sachen realised in an instant that this teaching contained the essence of the Path of Perfection. Sachen also received teachings and empowerments on sutras and tantras from many great teachers, including his father and Virupa. Sachen was a man of immense virtue and bodhichitta. He had immeasurable faith in his practice and was a great teacher of Dharma.
Sachen passed all the doctrines to his two sons, Sonam Tsemo and Dakpa Gyaltsen. He passed away at the age of 67 in 1158, where his four emanations departed to four pure lands to benefit sentient beings.

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