Which Kagyu master's life story inspires you the most?

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Which Kagyu master's life story inspires you the most?

Tilopa
0
No votes
Naropa
1
10%
Marpa
3
30%
Milarepa
4
40%
Rechungpa
2
20%
Gampopa
0
No votes
The 1st Karmapa Düsum Khyenpa
0
No votes
Other
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 10

Which Kagyu master's life story inspires you the most?

Postby Luke » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:57 pm

I've always felt the most connection to Marpa's life story. I love reading about his travels and about all the gurus he met along the way. Perhaps I relate to him the most because I am also trying to study Buddhism in a foreign country and trying to learn the language. Marpa started out as a (seemingly) ordinary man, but then achieved enlightenment through great effort.

Milarepa's life story is full of such extremes of suffering that I almost can't bear to read it. I wish I could have been alive back then so that I could have brought some food to Milarepa in his cave.

In Milarepa's biography, Marpa seems so horribly mean, but Marpa's biography shows his softer side, including his great love for his family.

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Re: Which Kagyu master's life story inspires you the most?

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:04 pm

Milarepa :)
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Re: Which Kagyu master's life story inspires you the most?

Postby Josef » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:40 pm

I voted Marpa.
Gampopa is a close second though.
As a "family man" i think these two are the best examples for me personally.
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