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... It is said that he could recite the whole of the Book of Kadam, including its root text, the Rosary of Jewels (nor bu'i phreng ba) —a central Kadam teaching by Atiśa (982-1055) on the path of the bodhisattva—by the time he was fifteen years old, an unprecedented feat of memory.3 Namkha Rinchen took special care of him and affectionately called him Dromchung, ('brom chung) or "Little Drom." Namkha Rinchen also gave him the transmission of the esoteric precept of the Sixteen Spheres (thig le bcu drug) from the Book of Kadam which was then only transmitted in a single lineage and mostly within the Drom clan.4 Before his death he passed on to him several sacred objects and relics, including a painting of Mañjuśrī and a small painting of Atiśa with his three main disciples, Dromton Gyelwa Jungne ('brom ston rgyal ba'i 'byung gnas, 1004-1064), Khuton Tsondru Yungdrung (khu ston brtson 'grus gyung drung, 1011-1075), and Ngok Lekpe Sherab (rngog legs pa'i shes rab), the hair and relic of Dromton Gyelwa Jungne ('brom ston rgyal ba'i 'byung gnas, 1004-1064), and a ḍamaru drum that had belonged to Atiśa. ...
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Go Lotsāwa ('gos lo tsA ba, 1392–1481), the author of the Blue Annals (deb ther snon po) states that Pakpa Sherab sought out teachings from Rinchen Zangpo (rin chen bzang po, 958–1055) but arrived after the great translator's death. He thus studied under his disciple, Ngok Lochung Lekpai Sherab (sngog blo chung legs pa'i shes rab). ...
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For the first seventeen years of his life he was tutored by his uncle Ngok Lotsāwa Lekpai Sherab (rngok lo tsA ba legs pa'i shes rab, 1018-1115), who had been one of the three main disciples of Atiśa Dīpaṃkara ...
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