mar pa

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native of mar [JV]

1) Marpa; 2) resident of mar region [formerly = marda yul, Marpa lotsawa birthplace's clan gnas yul now in W gzhis ka rtse [IW]

Marpa. The great forefather of the Kagy� lineage; disciple of Naropa who brought the teachings of Mahamudra and the Six Doctrines to Tibet. See Life of Marpa the Translator, Shambhala Publications [RY]