Zurkharwa Lodro Gyalpo (1509-1579) on the Controversy of the Indian Origin of the rGyud bzhi
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2005
Pages: 133 - 154
Source ID: shanti-sources-97616
Collection: Himalayan and Tibetan Medicine
Abstract: The article presents the origin of the rGyud bzhi, a book of Tibetan medicine in reference to the views of Zurkharwa Lodro Gyalpo, a physician of the 16th century. Gyalpo stated that rGyud bzhi was expounded by Buddha who had epistemological explanations and reasoning. However, Gyalpo marks a break in his life when he turn to the party that supported that rGyud bzhi is an original Tibetan treatise.