Line of seven patriarchs

A lineage of masters, following the Buddha and staring with Mahakashyapa ('Od-srung chen-po, Skt. Mahākāśyapa), Ananda (Kun-dga'-bo. Skt. Ānanda), Shanakavasin (Sha-na'i gos-can, Skt Śāṇakavāsin), Upagupta (Nyer-sbas, Skt. Upagupta), Dhirtika (Dhi'-ti-ka, Skt. Dṛtika), Krishna (Nag-po, Skt. Kṛṣṇa) and Sudarshana (Legs-mthong-can, Skt. Sudarśana), representing spiritual authority over the monastic sangha. Its transmission was represented by the passing on of the Buddha's robe.

Tibetan: བསྟན་པའི་གཏད་རབས་བདུན། bstan-pa’i gtad-rabs bdun


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Русский: Линия семи патриархов

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