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.
Which Kagyu master's biography inspires you the most?