tamdrin wrote:There is an interesting description of Nagtso-lotsawa's who studied in India and actually went to meet Naropa in Ronald Davidsons book Tibetan Renaissance...
"... I thought I would go see the Lord Naropa, since his reputation was so great. I went east from Mahadha for a month, as I had heard that the lord was staying in the monastery known as Phullahari. Very great merit arose from being able to go see him.
On the day I arrived, they said some feudal prince had come to pay homage. So I went to the spot, and a great throne had been erected. I sat right in front of it. The whole crowd started buzzing, "The lord is coming!" I looked and the lord was physically quite corpulent (stout or fat), with his white hair [stained with henna] bright red and a vermillion turban bound on top. He was being carried [on a palangquin] by four men and chewing betel leaf. I grabbed his feet and thought "I should listen to his pronouncements!" Stronger and stronger people, though, pushed me farther and farther from his seat, and finally I was tossed out of the crowd. So, there I saw the lord's face but I did not actully hear his voice"
tamdrin wrote:Yeah and chewing that betel leaf that stains your mouth all red too!
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