Beru Khyentse you are the speech emanation of Jamyang Khyentse
Wangpo. Could you say something about the rimé or nonsectarian
lineage, as it seems very important at this time?
Yes. The background to the Khyentse lineage is that at the
time of the Buddha he was Manjushri. Then through
many different lifetimes he was Manjushrimitra,
Vimalamitra, Dril Bupa, (or Vajra Ghantipa), Bana Ratna
(or Pal Yang) and many, many great yogis. In Tibet, the
first time, he reincarnated as King Trisong Deutsen. From
the king emanated five forms of his body, speech, mind,
qualities and activities. Then, there are the 108 major
tertöns (treasure revealers) and the 1,022 minor tertöns. Of
the major tertöns in the past lives of Jamyang Khyentse
Wangpo, the first was Sangye Lama, who was the first
tertön in Tibet (Tsa Sum Dril Drub was one of his termas),
then Nyang Ral Nyima Öser and Guru Chöwang.
Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo was a very great master and
had over 150 different lineage gurus.