mr. gordo wrote:Hi Aemilius,
I saw this book before and was intrigued. Does it mainly deal with Hindu Yogis, or are there stories on Buddhist Yogis too?
Buddhist yogis were quite non-existent at that time in India, the stories have a very alive quality, it is a must read, my friend.
Keith Dowman writes in his Masters of Mahamudra how Nath and other hindu yoga lineages adopted Jalandhara, Krishnacarya, Goraksha, Tilopa and other buddhist Siddhas into their lineages (parampara), so I don't know what to think about this matter? -of the possible belonging of later jogis to buddhism?
It is a complex question. In modern times too you can practice your whole life hinduism or buddhism, and then after your death the society will enforce a christian funeral to your remains and declare: "In the end he regretted and converted to the Church (of Satan presumably?) hallelujah, etc...!", what can you do when you are dead yourself already ?!