Lhundrub Gyatso was born in 1660, the eleventh rabjung
year of the Iron Rat, in the Seng-gang area of Palyul.
As the prophecy indicates, Pedma Lhundrub Gyatso was the
reincarnation of Sogpo Lhapal, one of the twenty-five
disciples of Guru Padmasambhava. From the Vidyadhara
Migyur Dorje, he received all the Nam Cho empowerments,
transmission and concealed secret instructions. At the
age of sixteen, Lhundrub Gyatso went to Palyul Monastery
and remained inseparable from his uncle, the Vidyadhara
Pedma Lhundrub Gyatso reached his twenty-first year, by
the ripening of past karma and with the blessings of the
guru, he recognized his true face to be the
emptiness-pure awareness nature of the mind.
Kunzang Sherab passed away, at the age of fifty-four, he
took full charge of the Palyul Monastery.
Lhundrub Gyatso attracted countless disciples who
themselves received experiences such as visions and
dreams of the root guru giving empowerments,
introductions to the nature of mind and prophecies.
Pedma Lhundrub Gyatso had visions of the Three Roots and
Dharma Protectors bestowing blessings upon him, and he
could easily understand the thoughts in the minds of
others. He could pacify any illnesses or demonic force
possession by simply focusing his mind on the problem.
1727, the year of the Fire Sheep, at the age of
sixty-eight, at dawn, on the tenth day of Sagadawa, like
a golden statue, he entered into meditative equipoise.
In the clear light sphere of the four states of
confidence, he dissolved his rupakaya body. At the time
of his passing, in the clear sky of the east, loud
sounds reverberated and flashes of light streaked the
sky. During the cremation, mist turned into rainbows and
clouds took on the shape of images, vases and
wish-granting trees. The sound of the fire was extremely
loud and, in the smoke, the forms of deities and their
hand implements could be seen. In his remains, many
precious bone relics were found.