Blue Garuda wrote: Pero wrote:
Blue Garuda wrote:Anyone know when the SOV was first taught to humans?
I imagine when the Union Of Sun And Moon tantra was first transmitted.
I was sort of hoping for a stab at which century or even decade when it was first spoken of or written down by a human.
The Upadesha Tantra Nyida Khajor (Union of Sun and Moon) was written down by Vairocana in the 8th century.
Rinpoche first received it when he was 13 in a dream before reading or hearing it. He then recounted the dream to one of his uncles who identified it as being a mantra of the tantra of thadrol which he was told was an important tantra that gives different thadrols. He then recieved the lung. He asked if he could teach him how to sing it but he didn't know and suggested he ask his Uncle Togden Ugyen Tendzin. He asked him but their way of singing was different to Rinpoche's dreams. Afterwards over several dreams he learnt the melody. The first time he taught the melody was his second retreat in Italy and Adriano requested him to teach them how to sing it. He spoke about this during the Namgyalgar North retreat earlier this year.