Dear Rinpoche,
A text by the 1st Panchen Lama on “the Gelug/Kagyu Mahamudra tradition” was commented on by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in particular in 1978 and 1982, and translated into English. Could you explain where is and what is Mahamudra in the context of Lamrim? And specify why he is qualified?

Venerable Dagpo Rinpoche:

  • The term "Mahamudra" does not appear in the Lamrim.

The meaning of Mahamudra, on the other hand, is found in the lamrim, in the chapter of the superior view (Vipassyana): on the basis of bodhicitta, meditation of the emptiness pertaining to the mind.

  • The line of transmission originally comes from Kagyupa masters, then it was received by Gelugpa masters, who in turn passed it on.

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