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Mañjuśrīmitra (Tibetan: Jampelshenyen) was an Indian Buddhist scholar, the main student of Garab Dorje and a teacher of Dzogchen. The exact location of Mañjuśrīmitra’s birth is unknown. Mañjuśrīmitra, the son of an upper class Brahmin from a village to the west of Bodh Gaya, initially schooled at home. Later he was a resident at Nalanda University where he became a respected Yogācāra scholar and practitioner. Or Manjushrimitra was born in the Magadha district, to a Brahmin family to the West of Bodhigaya, India and was soon an adept in the general sciences and the conventional topics of Buddhism. After having become the most eminent among five hundred panditas, he received many teachings and empowerments from Garab Dorje, Lalitavajra, and other masters and reached the unified level of enlightenment, indivisible from Manjushri. Yamantaka appeared to him in person, conferred empowerment and transmitted the tantras and oral instructions. Among his chief recipients of this teaching were Hungkara, Padmasambhava, and Hanatela.

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