By Jose Ingacio Cabezon
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27 When he reached the appropriate age of twenty he took full monastic ordination with Red mda' baas the abbot. 28 Then, two years later in 1407, 29 it is said that Red mda' ba, realizing the tremendous boon for the doctrine if mKhas grub rje met the great Tsong kha pa, sent his student to Se ra chos sding, 30 where Tsong kha pa was residing at the time. On the way, at Nye thang, mKhas grub rje had a vision of an orange colored Mafijusri, considered very significant as Tsong kha pa is believed to be a manifestation of Mafijusri.
However, an outburst of tears on the part of a fool who has misguided faith in a mistaken doctrine [does not indicate] firmness of mind (yid brtan). [Question:] If one teaches such a suitable vessel, what kind of benefits arise from his or her having understood the doctrine of emptiness? virtue [arising from] all of these practices they com-  34 A Dose of Emptiness pletely dedicate toward [the attainment] of enlightenment in order to liberate beings. And of course, they come to have faith in the perfect Bodhisattvas.
But that turning of the wheel by the Lord was also surpassed. It became outdated, was of provisional meaning, and it became the object of disputation. And so the Lord set out [teaching] that all phenomena have no nature, that they are naturally peaceful and by nature nirviitza itself. This was the perfect elucidation [arbitering the doctrines of the first two wheels] for the followers of all yiinas. It was the third tu• 1ing of the wheel of the doctrine, astounding and marvelous. This turning of the wheel by the Lord was unsurpassed, it did not become outdated, it was of definitive meaning, and it did not become the object of disputation.
A Dose of Emptiness ; An Annotated Translation of the sTong Thun Chen Mo of mKhas Grub dGe Legs Dpal Bzang by Jose Ingacio Cabezon