The Great Scholar
Naropa was an Indian Buddhist mystic who lived in the 11th Century (from 1016-1100). He was the pupil of Tilopa and the main teacher of Marpa. He’s part of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu lineage (the Golden Garland), and he studied both Sutra and Tantra at the famous Buddhist University Nalanda. He gained the reputation as a faultless debater and great scholar.
Naropa is best known for having developed The Six Yogas of Naropa, practices that were designed to help achieve a more rapid attainment of enlightenment.
He’s considered one of the 84 Mahasiddhas, the ‘Saints’ of Tantric Buddhism.
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