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ཀཱ་ལ་པ; Kālapa; Kalapa; The Handsome Madman;

Mahasiddha KalapaKalapa / Kadapāda (smyon pa): “The Madman”/”The Handsome Madman

Kalapa’s good karma was written all over him as he possesses a beautiful physical form. However, all the attention he got only made him feel pain and embarrassed, and eventually he left town and retire to a cremation ground.

Later he met a yogin who also lived on the cremation ground and the 2 struck friendship. When the yogin learnt about Kalapa’s tale, he said that he know a sadhanas that might help Kalapa through this predicament. Kalapa was eager to learn, and his guru gave him the Samvara initiation and instructed to practice both the creative and fulfillment modes of meditations. Soon he was able to practice both meditations together and soon he was free of all prejudices and emotional attachments, without restraint or concern for social niceties.

The people of Rajapur, who had no notion of what it was like to experience reality directly, were dismayed. Kalapa then levitated into the sky to the height of 7 palm trees, he demonstrated his control over all the elements by performing many wonders. In due time, he assumed bodily into the Paradise of the Dakinis.

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