I am grateful to bSod
nams dBang Idan and Shar rgyan dbang 'dus of the Tibet Museum and Ven.
chos rje bsod
nams dpal 'byor chos khrir mnga' gsol/ bshad sgrub kyi bstan pa dar bar (10) mdzad/
62) Aside from Rgyal tshab and Mkhas grub, Dwags po Blo gros brtan pa (1402-78), another fifteenth century Dga' ldan pa writer, the seventh abbot of Dga' ldan monastery, a disciple of, especially, Rgyal tshab and a specialist in lam rim, also dealt with this issue in his Rnam 'grel gyi lam bsgrigs, as noted by Pan chen Bsod
nams grags pa (1478-1554) in his study of Bka' gdams pa ecclesiastic history of 1529.
This classification is taken over by Sa skya Pandita Kun dga' rgyal mtshan (1182-1251) in a slightly extended form, which is handed down by Shakya mchog ldan and Go ram pa bSod
nams seng ge (1429-1489).
The second colophon states that it was compiled by a Bsod
nams rgyal ba in the course of a convocation held shortly after his passing.
dpal sa'i steng na' gram pa'i zla thams cad bral ba: kha che'i pandi ta chen po shhakya shri bhadra'i rnam par thar pa : sems dpa' chen po khro phu lo tstsha ba byams pa'i dpal gyis mdzad pa gzhi byas : de dag [35b] bde blag tu gtogs [read: rtogs] par byaba'i phyir du : bla ma dpyal lo tstshp ba dang : 'jam dbyangs rin chen rgyal mtshan : shakya'i btsun pa bsod
nams dpal bzang po rnams kyis rim par mdzad pa'i zin bris thor bu ba rnams phyogs 1 ti khrigs su bsdebs : kha ba can gyi ljongs su 'gro don dpag tu med pa mdzad tshul : rnam thar dpag bsam khri shing nas kha bskangs te : lcags mo glang gi lo zla ba dang po cho 'phrul chen po'i dus chen gyi tshes bco Inga'i nyin : mam ga lam tistha ma kha arya zhes bya bas yi ger bkod pa'o
Yang ston dPal bzang attributes the sGron ma 'grel ba nyi 'od rgyan to gNyag ston ri pa sher tshul and not to his student U ri bsod
nams rgyal mtshan.
Van der Kuijp has located two Mongol blockprints (hor sp/par ma) of the Tshad ma rigs pa'i gter, both of which verify the reading reported in the commentaries of both Go rams pa Bsod
nams seng ge (1429-89) and Gser mdog pan chen Sakya mchog ldan (1428-1507) that classifies these prasangas into four of similar type and fourteen of dissimilar type (van der Kuijp, "Two Mongol Xylographs (hor par ma) of the Tibetan Text of the Sa skya Pandita's Work on Buddhist Logic and Epistemology," JIABS 16.
One of the two was Man lung pa bSod
nams dpal (also known as Man lung gu ru), who had a significant presence in Ma ga dha during the same period.
Given this, we can then conclude that the white-haired individual diagonally above Acala's right shoulder is his father, Sa chen Kun dga' snying po (1092-1158), and the other figure diagonally above Acala's left shoulder his elder brother, Slob dpon Bsod
nams rtse mo (1142-82).
In 1570, at age ten, 'Khon ston pa's parents took him to receive teachings on refuge and the altruistic mind from the third Dalai Lama, Bsod
nams rgya mtsho (1543-1588).
Konchok Chophel (dkon mchog (35) chos 'phel, 1573-1646), who was a tutor (yongs 'dzin) of the fifth Dalai Lama and became the 35th Throne Holder (khri pa) of Ganden monastery (1626-1637), was called the incarnation of Panchen Jampa Lingpa (pan chen byams pa gling pa'i skye ba) (36) since he was regarded an incarnation of Panchen Jampa Linpa Sonam Namgyal (pan chen byams pa gling pa bsod
nams rnam rgyal, 1401-1475).
9) Later also the fourth administrator of Phag mo gru, bSod
nams grags pa (reign 1381-1385), received this title.
Ra tshag next surfaces in literary sources in the late 15th century, (16) when a dGe lugs pa monastic community was established, or perhaps reformed, by gNas brtan Sangs rgyas bzang po, a disciple of Lo Sems dpa' chen po Blo gros rgyal mtshan, and a teacher of Pan chen bSod
nams grags pa and rGyal ba dGe 'dun rgya mtsho, both later throneholders of sKyor mo lung, of which Ra tshag subsequently became a branch.
rJe btsun thams cad mkhyen pa bsod
nams rgya mtsho'i rnam thar [dngos grub rgya mtsho], 109 fols.