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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.
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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.
 
 
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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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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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.