By Jo Nang Taranatha
The Tibetan historian Tarantha complied those bills of fifty nine siddhas or adepts who have been instrumental within the transmission of 7 oral Tantric traditions. it is a resource booklet a lot quoted by means of later historians.
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Rje in Tibetan) and (4) Ratavajrafrom Madhyadesa. pa86 ("He of the Dense Forests"), iicarya Garvaripa, Jayasri, Durjayacandra, Riihulavajra88 and the rest, who, by merely touching the 21 acarya's feet, attained the finer levels of siddhi. Mahasiddha :qombhipa taught the low-caste yogini who, in turn, taught Ratavajra who in his tum taught Kr~Qacari 89-this became one lineage. ombhi caste instructed Caryapa and this made a single lineage. The middle one, Kr~Qacari was the foremost as regards the Instructions of the goddess CaQc;likii.
Knowing that he still had to ask his acarya what to do, even though he had impressed on his mind the highest Mahamudra Siddhis he therefore asked him. " Then in a town in the North of Urgyen he herded swine for the welfare of sentient creatures~ and having empowered the fortunate ones he gave teachings on the Upadesas of the four mudras, which, in fruition, led to Liberation for them. He was renowned as Sri Pigpen. His student was acarya Saroruha which in Tibetan means "Lotus". He was of the K~atriya caste and was a learned pao9ita who knew all the fields of science.
Close by, a Tirthika King erected 108 stupas to the Tirthika doctrine. Ten thousand long-haired worshippers gathered for the consecration of the stupas. Several heaps of hearts from slain creatures, piled three times the height of a standing man were there as sacrifices. A maidservant of the acarya went to that place and was attacked by the Tirthikas. When the aciirya had pondered on this, that very night all the stu pas were turned upside down and all the sacrificial offerings etc. were strewn in the ten directions.
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