In he sent an invasion force under Dorta into Tibet. The Mongols reached the Phanyul Valley north of Lhasa , killing some monks and destroying and looting monasteries, villages and towns.
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The Gyal Lhakhang Monastery went up in flames and many monks of the Reting Monastery were slaughtered by the horsemen. According to L. Chang, it was rather the Drigung abbot who made the proposal. In fact, recent research has shown that the letter of summons sent by Godan is a later fabrication. The cleric left Sakya in the company of his two young nephews, the ten-year-old Phagpa and six-year-old Chakna Dorje.
As he continually preached sermons along his way he did not arrive at Prince Godan's camp until He is also said to have cured Prince Godan of a serious illness, probably leprosy. Tibetan historians quote a long letter by his hand to the various clerical and temporal lords in Tibet in In order to spare Tibet from devastating invasions, he wrote, it was necessary that the local regimes unconditionally accepted Mongol overlordship.
A census was to be taken, and the lords must henceforth carry out the administration in consultation with envoys dispatched by Sakya and in accordance with Mongol law. This left Tibetan affairs in a state of limbo for the time being. Nevertheless, a decree from stated that the Sakya precepts should be followed in the main.
When Kubilai came to power in he appointed Phagpa guoshi "preceptor of the kingdom". This lasted until about the middle of the 14th century. The lineage starts with Subhuti , one of the original disciples of Gautama Buddha. He was suspicious of lamas who promised enlightenment without going through the consecutive stages of Buddhist practices and took a more conservative view.
The scholastic tradition of Tibetan Buddhism owes much to him, and his works are still included in the monastic curricula today. He has guided the establishment of over thirty monasteries in India and Nepal and has helped found Sakya centers around the world. Buy New Learn more about this copy. About AbeBooks. Customers who bought this item also bought. Stock Image.
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Sakya Pandita's Treasury of Good Advice is but what the title states: a collection of precious jewels of advice in the form of 4-line verses aimed at explaining what to do and what not to do in all situations, for all walks of life. This is a secular work, the only one by Sakya Pandita, so 8 out of 9 chapters deal with worldly matters, but addressing them with the wise teachings of Buddhism. Thus, here is advice for anyone willing to heed it: what to do with foes, in business, friendship, lo Sakya Pandita's Treasury of Good Advice is but what the title states: a collection of precious jewels of advice in the form of 4-line verses aimed at explaining what to do and what not to do in all situations, for all walks of life.