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Mahasiddha AcintaAcinta / Atsinta (bsam mi khyab pa/dran med pa): “He Who is Beyond Thought


There lived a poor man in Dhanirupa whom constantly fantasize of being rich. He was so tormented of his obsession that he couldn’t bear anyone interfere with his dreaming, so he moved away to isolation.


One day, the yogin Kambala met the hermit and they shared a frugal meal. Acinta told the yogin of his obsession. Kambala asked if after escaping from men and their chattering, and if his thinking improved since then. Acinta said he was still possessed by the desire for riches, and if only he can rid of it, his mind would be perfectly empty. He then asked if the yogin know of any way to free him of this foolishness. The yogin then gave him the Samvara initiation and sang him a song of instruction. The hermit meditated according to his guru’s instruction, and when the glittering radiance of the stars filled his mind, there was no room left for thoughts of gold. His obsession vanished and became thought free.


He then searched for his guru to tell him that his mind had become empty, and Kambala sang to him:

What is the nature of the sky?
Can you make something of it?
How can you desire it?
How can you think about it all?

When the hermit realized the deep meaning of the verse, he achieved mahamudra-siddhi and was known as the guru Acintapa. For 300 years he selflessly taought his countless disciples how to realize the ultimate nature of being. And when the time came, they all accompanied him into the Paradise of the Dakinis.

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