By David Templeman
Biography of 1 of India's significant philosophers, concentrate on Tantra, buddhism, and move of rules to Tibet. additionally vital on yoga
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Then it is said that he found the state of yuganaddha126 and became invisible. Furthermore, near Magadha, to the south at Jarikhana/ 17 in the town of Devaghata, which belonged to Jarikhana, he was born spontaneously in the household of a Brahtpin and his body was bedecked with the six selfcreated bone ornaments. Immediately he said, "I am the acarya ~t:lapa and I will perfect the remaining paths in this very bodily form... rama in that self-same bodily form. Then he established himself in meditative equipoise-some say that this all took six months 42 and others say that it was accomplished in a year.
Although I will not write at length on each and every one of them, I will mention that some were subdued by masterful gazes, some by petrifying gestures, some by being shown the miracle of blazing flames (one or many) and yet others had faith inculcated in them by seeing manifestations of spiritual insight. In that land, in the great cemetery of Ghorandhaka, Sri Heruka, Cakrasamvara 99 and the Vidyadevis100 manifested themselves to the acarya, while he was fully engaged in a gat:ta feast, and he was greatly pleased.
According to their abilities, each of them attained a certain meditational state and each of them gained one of the special abilities. " The acarya Kr~I)apa performed many rituals for easily obtaining those siddhis of substance. Moreover, each of the students gained siddhi 14 commensurate with his good fortune. They also performed the rituals and each of them got various of the fine level siddhis. It is said that at that time there were seventy-two students of whom thirty-seven were yoginis and thirty-five were yogins.
Taranatha's Life of Krsnacarya/Kanha by David Templeman