Tilopa

Tilopa (988-1069)

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Tilopa was a buffalo herder born in India who one day while sleeping under a tree an old haggard woman came to him and took him to the dikini pure lands, at first the protector dakinis tried to scare him but knowing that all projections are a mirage he was shown to be a proper vessel and was allowed in to see the queen of dakinis Vajra yogini herself where he received the full transmission of the hearing lineage.

The Daikini told him that he has too much pride and instructed him to work for a prostitute making sesame seed oil he did this for 12 years practicing while pounding seeds and fully realised all the teachings and attained full enlightenment.

Tilopa’s Advice

Let go of what has passed.

Let go of what may come.

Let go of what is happening now.

Don’t try to figure anything out.

Don’t try to make anything happen.

Relax, right now, and rest.