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Ear-whispered Lineage Of The Great Individuals

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The Ear-whispered Lineage Of The Great Individuals, which are the teachings of the Nirmanakaya Buddha, originating from the Five Buddha families to the great human emanation master:



This lineage then started and continued in Tibet, and continues through the present day.

This is sometimes called the Whispering Lineage, not because the master literally whispered the teaching to his pupil, but rather in reference to the continuum of verbal transmission to a select number of high calibre students.

Tilopa in turn gave the whispered teachings to Naropa who had previously been chancellor of Nalanda University in India.

Naropa's twelve years of service to Tilopa are regarded as a great example of devotion to one's teacher.

Ear-whispered Lineage; whispered lineage; Human Whispered Lineage corresponds to the teachings of the Emanation Body, originating from the Five Buddha Families.

They were passed on to Shrisimha, who transmitted them to Guru Rinpochey, who in giving them to Vimalamitra started the lineage which has continued in Tibet until the present day.