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Mahasiddha AjokipaAjokipa / Āyogipāda (le lo can): “He Who Does Not Make Effort

Ajokipa was fat and lazy, and lying down was all he did. Due to this, his family eventually chased him out of the house. He then came to a cemetery, and there he met a yogin while he was lying down. When the yogin saw Ajokipa, he gave the young man food and drinks which he obtained from the city, but Ajokipa would not get up even to eat. Looking at Ajokipa’s laziness, the yogin asked if he could practice the Dharma while lying down. In reply, Ajokipa said he could, but doubted anyone would teach a person like him the Dharma. However, the kind yogin gave him the initiation of Hevajra, with instructions to meditate on the Upper Doors, meditate condensing the three world systems into a drop, the size of a white mustard seen on the tip of the nose.

Ajokipa meditated this way for nine years, and he obtained the siddhi of Mahamudra. After working for the benefit of living beings, he went in this very body to the land of the Dakas.

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