Mine is the spontaneous reality ordered by the Great Attitude (Mahamudra)
Just by staying in things as they are, without thinking, without getting to any place, without ego.
Sakvat of the abyss of denial through the existential experience of self-consciousness,
Saved from the paradise of eternity through the abosluta detachment,
This reality means the summation of perfect consciousness and pure bliss.
Virupa was born in the old empire of Bengal, during the reign of King Dvapala. Early on he joined the Buddhist monks of the famous monastic academy in Sornapuri, where he was ordained, receiving the initiation of a monk.
The one who gave him the teaching and initiation was Dakini Vajra Varahi, which in translation means “Dakini the one with the face of the wild boar”. Although for almost twelve years, he repeated the mantra of Vajra Varahi ten million times, he failed to achieve the expected results.
Because of this, his mind was troubled and one day, he threw his rosary into a latrine, saying to himself: “What do the matans have with happiness?” . That same evening, while preparing for prayer, realizing that he no longer had the rosary, he had a vision, in which a Dakini appeared to him. She gave him a rosary saying, “You, the luckiest of the children, do not be troubled. Continue your practice with my blessing. Purify your mind from the habits of looking at things one way or another and abandon all critical searches and thoughts. Empty your mind of imaginative constructions”
Innate power is the nature of the mind,
This is the essence of Vajra Varahi,
It exists within you,
So don’t look elsewhere.
That would be something silly and childish.
The nature of the mind, a jewel that fulfills all desires,
Emptied of all mental fictions,
This is the most plenary achievement.
Virupa practiced for another twelve years, the discipline of Vajra Varahi,eventually attaining the spiritual realization.
However, he used to eat meat and drink alcohol. One evening, he sent the servants to catch a few pigeons, from the courtyard of the monastery, which he then commanded to be prepared for lunch.
The monks, noticing that the pigeons were missing, discovered that they were eaten by Virupa, and decided to kick him out of the monastery.
Virupa took his bowl for rice, and after prostrating himself in front of the Buddha statue, to which he had been reported for 24 years, he left the monastery, following his path.
Near the monastery of Sornapuri was a lake almost entirely covered with lotus leaves. The virupa managed to step on these leaves, passing from one side to the other of the lake. Seeing this miracle, the monks, engulfed in remorse, went after him, and fooling themselves, they asked him, “Why did you kill our pigeons?”
“It was an illusion, like any temporal phenomenon,” Virupa replied. He asked for the remains of the pigeons to be brought to him and by a simple gesture, he brought them back to life.
This miracle was witnessed by all the monks in the monastery.
Thus Virupa abandoned his life as a monk, becoming a wandering yogi.
From this moment on, he still performed miracles, which made him very well known.
They are described in the autobiographical lyrics left by Virupa:
“I returned to the bank of the Ganges and ate the forbidden fruit;
I gave the sun in pledge for my word and I indulged in the satisfaction of the senses,
We broke the statue of the Brahmans and diminished their pride;
And after I converted the wizards of Devlokotta
Mahadeva recognized my extraordinary powers and qualities.
Creating a city to bring offerings in my honor.
If you can’t believe these stories of mine
Why do you still respect the Buddha’s dharma?”
The virupa lived seven hundred years and then finally reached the Last Liberation in the Paradise of the Dakini-uirlor.
Virupa practiced creative meditation on Dakini Vajra Virupa, who is also consort of the deity Hevajra. The obstacles encountered by him are common for beginners aspirants in tantric meditation, coming from the thought forms that appeared, due to his efforts to concentrate. The inspiring vision that brought him out of the vicious circle was that of Dakini, who appeared to him as an indefinite inner reality; this vision freed him from repetitive thoughts, bringing him the state of peace and relaxation.
The pure nature of the mind is called in buddhism the gem that fulfills all desires, because the nature of the mind is the vacuity from which all things are born only by their simple conception, through the five senses or through the process of thinking.
Virupa is one of the siddha-and about which legends abound, he traveled a lot to eastern India, and the monastery where he spent over twenty-five years, Somapuri is one of the great monastic academies built in East India during the Pala dynamite in Bengal.
The main Guru of Virupa was certainly Nagabodhi, a disciple of Nagarjuna, from whom he received the initiation into the Yamari-mantra on the sri parvata mountains.
Virupa is revered as the First Lama or adi-guru of school and initaticious lineage called the “path as a goal”, which is a sumumm bonum of the Sakya group, the equivalent of Mahamudra.
We can meet bronze sculptures, representing Virupa, in the Sakya region of Western Tibet, which is a rather rare form of homage to the Siddhas of those times.
ATTENTION! The APPARENT ATTITUDE OF FRINGE AND REVOLT OF Mahasiddha Virupa IS NOT SPRUNG FROM THE EGO (EVEN IF IT MAY SEEM SO TO THOSE WHO DO NOT CONOSC) BUT IS A FORM OF ACTION OF SPIRITUALLY REALIZED BEINGS WHO CAN PERFORM INCOMPREHENSIBLE ACTIONS FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE, BUT WHO ALWAYS HAVE AN INTEGRATED, SPIRITUAL DIRECTION AND ALWAYS TO DO GOOD.
This attitude can often be found among the realized Mahamudra Horses although it can sometimes resemble the way of being of demoniac and egotistical beings.
The difference is enormous and here we suggest you to reflect on the dictum of the Savior Jesus Christ who said: “The tree is known by the fruit and the man according to the deeds”. That is, according to the fruits of the facts.