ska ba dpal brtsegs

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Kawa Paltsek, a translator sent to India by Trisong Deutsen. (RY)

grammarian, SA ska cog, 8th century translator who was a disciple of Santarakshita and Padmasambhava. [JV]

Kawa Paltsek. Direct disciple of both Padmasambhava and Shantarakshita; important contributor to the translation of the Tibetan Tripitaka and the Nyingma Gyubum. Born in Phen Valley, he became an eminent translator in accordance with a prophecy by Padmasambhava, and was among the first seven Tibetan monks ordained by Shantarakshita. He received Vajrayana teachings from the great master Padma-la and attained unimpeded clairvoyance. Kawa (ska ba) is a place name and Paltsek (dpal brtsegs) means 'Mountain of resplendence.' [RY]

kawa paltseg [IW]