Author: Yeshe Gyamtso
The story of the first Traleg Rinpoche, Nyima Tashi, with a translation of a collection of his songs and teachings.
The Traleg Kyapgons have been principal lineage holders of Thrangu monastery of the Karma Kagyu tradition in Eastern Tibet since the sixteenth century. Before then, in fact before the name Traleg Kyapgon was bestowed upon a succession of incarnations, this holy being served the Buddha's teachings and demonstrated the achievement of awakening many times under many names. This book details some of these previous incarnations. In essence, the Traleg Kyapgon is held to be an incarnation of the bodhisattva Vajrapani, the personification of the power of all Buddhas.
"Appearances, sounds and thoughts have been the dharmakaya from the beginning. If you know that and are without fixation on them, there is nothing to be done to the appearances of the six groups. Self-liberated in that state of relaxation, they are great bliss, the dharmakaya. This is the unsurpassable wisdom of all Buddhas. It is entire point of all dharma." Nyima Tashi.