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'''Gorampa Sonam Senge''' ([[go rams pa bsod nams seng ge]])
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[[Category:Indian Masters]]
A famous [[Sakya]] master who lived from 1429 -1489 AD. He was the of author of a vast collection of commentaries on sutra and tantra and is venerated by all schools of [[Tibetan Buddhism]]. He instituted the formal study of logic in the [[Sakya]] tradition. He founded the Thupten Namgyal Ling monastery in Tanag.
 
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===Literary Works===
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[[Virupa]] was born into a royal family one thousand and twenty years after Lord Buddha entered [[parinirvana]]. He took novice monk vows and entered the [[Nalanda monastery]], of which he became abbot later. He perfected his disciples of study and meditation. However, after seventy years of one-pointed tantric practice he had not attained any [[siddhis]] of any kind, and actually negative events were happening in his life. He decided he had no connection with the tantric teachings, [[Vajrayana]], and with this state of mind he threw his rosary into the toilet and stopped doing [[Deity Meditation]]s.
See [[Writings of Gorampa]]<br>
 
  
===Main Teachers===
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However, the same night [[Nairatmya]] manifested for him, and said:
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Noble son, do not act in this way. Pick up your rosary, clean it, and take up your practice again. I am the deity which whom you have a karmic connection to, and I will bestow my blessings upon you".
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===Main Students===
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The following evening [[Nairatmya]] appeared to him again in her own [[mandala]] of fifteen goddesses, and she bestowed upon him the four specific empowerments, and he reached the first [[bodhisattva]] [[bhumi]] level including the [[Path of Seeing]]. On the evening of the twenty-ninth day he became a [[bodhisattva]] of the sixth [[bhumi]]. The monastic community at [[Nalanda monastery]] knew that something strange happened, but they were dubious about the strange behavior of [[Virupa]], and he left the monastery.
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===Main Lineages===
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== Literature ==
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*[[bi rU pa la bstod pa lhan skyes spros bral ma]] by [[Sachen Kunga Nyingpo]]
 
 
===Alternate Names===
 
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===Other Reference Sources===
 
 
 
===Internal Links===
 
* [[Sakya Masters]]
 
 
 
===External Links===
 
*[http://www.tbrc.org/cgi-bin/tbrcdatx?resource=P1042 Works] listed at [[TBRC]]
 
*[http://www.tbrc.org/catalog/W11249.php Collected Works] listed at [[TBRC]]
 
 
 
 
 
[[Category:Buddhist Masters]]
 
[[Category:Sakya]]
 
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Revision as of 21:09, 8 January 2006

]Virupa was born into a royal family one thousand and twenty years after Lord Buddha entered parinirvana. He took novice monk vows and entered the Nalanda monastery, of which he became abbot later. He perfected his disciples of study and meditation. However, after seventy years of one-pointed tantric practice he had not attained any siddhis of any kind, and actually negative events were happening in his life. He decided he had no connection with the tantric teachings, Vajrayana, and with this state of mind he threw his rosary into the toilet and stopped doing Deity Meditations.

However, the same night Nairatmya manifested for him, and said:

Noble son, do not act in this way. Pick up your rosary, clean it, and take up your practice again. I am the deity which whom you have a karmic connection to, and I will bestow my blessings upon you".

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The following evening Nairatmya appeared to him again in her own mandala of fifteen goddesses, and she bestowed upon him the four specific empowerments, and he reached the first bodhisattva bhumi level including the Path of Seeing. On the evening of the twenty-ninth day he became a bodhisattva of the sixth bhumi. The monastic community at Nalanda monastery knew that something strange happened, but they were dubious about the strange behavior of Virupa, and he left the monastery.

Literature