The root gurus of Tantric Buddhist Yoga
It is only the Mahasiddha who is a pure living mandala,
embodying the realization by his existence in all of the
worlds that samsara is nirvana.
Each Mahasiddha is known for his or her songs.
I, who live in spontaneous reality
Depend upon the Magnificent Symbol.
I, who exist in things as they are,
Without self, not thinking, not achieving,
Am saved from the pit of nihilism by existential self-awareness,
Am saved from an eternal heaven by absolute detachment.
I live in consummate pure delight and perfect awareness.
Where conscious effort and striving are present
The Buddha is absent,
Thus, ritual and offerings are futile.
Within the peak experience of the guru's grace
The Buddha is present,
But will the fortunate recipient see it?
|His song to his student Kotalipa is profound.|
|Masters of Enchantment
An extraordinary book by Keith Dowman that tells the stories of the eight-four Mahasiddhas. Throughout are stunning paintings of the Mahasiddhas, done by Robert Beer. Available for purchase at iMeditate.com