Jigme Lingpa

Buddhist Lama of the Nyingma lineage (1730–1798)

Jigme Lingpa (17291798) was a Tibetan tertön of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

Jigme Lingpa


Quotes about Jigme LingpaEdit

  • Of all his merit-making, Jigme Lingpa was most proud of his feelings of compassion for animals; he says that this is the best part of his entire life story. He writes of his sorrow when he heard the screams of baby birds being killed by an animal who had climbed into their nest and when he witnessed the butchering of animals by humans. He often bought and set free animals about to be slaughtered (a common Buddhist act). He "changed the perception" of others, such as his Pala sponsors, whom he once caused to save a female yak from being butchered, and he continually urged his disciples to forswear the killing of animals.
    • Janet Gyatso, Apparitions of the Self: The Secret Autobiographies of a Tibetan Visionary (Princeton University Press, 1998), p. 137.

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