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His Holiness Marpa Lotsawa (vegetarian): Remarkable Tibetan Buddhist Master, Part 4 of 4

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His Holiness Marpa Lotsawa (vegetarian): Remarkable Tibetan Buddhist Master, Part 4 of 4

Around when Marpa Lotsawa was in his 50s, He departed on a third and final voyage to India. Marpa received the final teachings and instructions which were the innermost essence in Pullahari Monastery. Marpa completed a further three years of training and Naropa formally declared Marpa to be His Dharma successor. Upon His return to Tibet, He gave Milarepa every initiation that He had received. Marpa worked very hard to establish the Kagyu lineage in Tibet. He spent many years translating Buddhist scriptures and established a Buddhist Monastery in Zanskar. He gave teachings and transmissions of the complete Buddhadharma to many students in Tibet, including Milarepa. Not only did Marpa translate Sanskrit to Tibetan, but He brought Buddhism to Tibet. Marpa studied, practiced, and translated for over 40 years to make His experiences available to others. Marpa Lotsawa passed away in 1097 at the age of 84. Master Marpa’s incredible selflessness, devotion, and wisdom continue to elevate Buddhists and Truth seekers.
Life of a Saint
2020-02-02   237 Views
Life of a Saint
2020-02-02

His Holiness Marpa Lotsawa (vegetarian): Remarkable Tibetan Buddhist Master, Part 3 of 4

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His Holiness Marpa Lotsawa (vegetarian): Remarkable Tibetan Buddhist Master, Part 3 of 4

One of Marpa Lotsawa’s principle disciples was Milarepa, who became one of the most well-known and beloved of the Tibetan saints. Before becoming Marpa’s disciple, Milarepa had committed many negative actions. He knew that He needed to practice Dharma in order to atone for His past sins and attain Buddhahood. So, Milarepa was sent to Drowolung in southern Tibet to train with Marpa Lotsawa. The night before Milarepa got to Marpa’s house, both Marpa and His wife Dagmema had dreams that foretold of Milarepa’s arrival. “For several years, He seemingly made sure Milarepa went through many difficult tests. Later, His Master explained to Him, ‘I did that to clean You up. If it wasn’t for that, I wouldn’t have done all that.’” Finally, Master Marpa gave Milarepa initiation and the secret oral instructions of the teachings.
Life of a Saint
2020-01-26   1060 Views
Life of a Saint
2020-01-26

His Holiness Marpa Lotsawa (vegetarian): Remarkable Tibetan Buddhist Master, Part 2 of 4

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His Holiness Marpa Lotsawa (vegetarian): Remarkable Tibetan Buddhist Master, Part 2 of 4

While following Mahasiddha Sri Naropa, Marpa Lotsawa received permission to study with Naropa’s disciple, the great Mahasiddha Maitripa, who became Marpa’s second main Guru. At the Radiant Flower Monastery on Blazing Fire Mountain, Marpa received two important traditions from Maitripa. The first is the Vajrayana practice of singing spontaneous songs of experience and realization, known as dohas. The teachings of Mahamudra is the second tradition that Marpa received from Maitripa. Afterwards, Marpa travelled home to Lhotrak, where He was greeted by the locals with respect. Meanwhile, He continued to work to support His family as well as His growing followers. After his son Tarma Dode was born, Marpa Lotsawa went to India a second time, and for the next six years, He continued to study with Masters Naropa and Maitripa. As He was preparing to leave, Naropa instructed Him to return to India for a third time to complete His training.
Life of a Saint
2020-01-19   261 Views
Life of a Saint
2020-01-19

His Holiness Marpa Lotsawa (vegetarian): Remarkable Tibetan Buddhist Master, Part 1 of 4

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His Holiness Marpa Lotsawa (vegetarian): Remarkable Tibetan Buddhist Master, Part 1 of 4

Marpa the Translator, or Marpa Lotsawa in Tibetan, is one of the most renowned Saints in Tibetan Buddhist history. A great Master and scholar, Marpa Lotsawa was a founding father of the kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He was a disciple of the great Indian Buddhist yogi, mystic, and Master, Mahasiddha Sri Naropa. Marpa Lotsawa brought many Vajrayana and Mahamudra teachings from India to Tibet and translated them into Tibetan. Born Tarma Wangchuk in Lhodrak Chukhyer, southern Tibet, to wealthy landowners and farmers, Master Marpa was the youngest of four children. He was a very energetic child. To obtain the Dharma, He had to make long and dangerous trips to India against the wishes of His parents and relatives. Therefore, Naropa immediately welcomed Marpa to assume the role of His future lineage holder. Marpa was given abhisekas.
Life of a Saint
2020-01-12   305 Views
Life of a Saint
2020-01-12
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