By Thrangu Rinpoche, Geshe Lharampa, Peter Roberts
Sri Satguru guides a non secular Biography Of Rechungpa: in response to The Radiance Of knowledge, The lifestyles And Liberation Of The Ven. Rechung Dorje Drak
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Extra info for A Spiritual Biography of Rechungpa: Based on the Radiance of Wisdom, the Life and Liberation of the Ven. Rechung Dorje Drak
When one is having difficulties and suffering the disturbing emotions such as anger and ignorance arise. There was a group of pupils called nyamas in Tibetan. Nyamas are dharma student who engage in their daily life activities, but on the new and full moon days (the 15th and 28th day of the lunar month) they come to see a teacher and receive teachings and practice. The new moon day is called "nya kang" and this is where they got their name from. These people assembled and said, "Rechungpa was sent to India to receive special instructions and now he's returned so he must have gotten the special instructions.
He then sang them a song in which he said that contemplating death and impermanence is not enough because one needs also to practice the dharma. One might think that avoiding the ten negative actions and being aware of the faults of samsara is enough. But it isn't enough because one has to follow the very finest details of karma; of karma's actions and karma's results. One might think that meeting a great teacher and receiving instructions is enough. But it isn't enough because one has to practice the teachings until one has gained realization and experience.
Dorje Phagmo) which said that the instructions of the oral lineage were like a jewel and this jewel was in the center of Mila rep a's heart. In this prophecy Vajravarahisaid that if he took this jewel out of his heart and placed it on the head of Dorje Drakpa (which is Rechungpa) then there would be a very great result. Therefore Milarepa transmitted the instructions to his pupil who was like the sun(Gampopa) and his pupil who was like the moon which is Rechungpa and gradually passed on these instructions to all of his pupils who were like the stars.