सरहपा – प्राचीन कवि (Sarahpa – The Ancient Poet)

Sarahpa was born in 769AD in a Brahm¡n family in East India whose mother was a ·¡kin¢. He studied Brahm¡nic literature and became a famous scholar. He had faith in Buddhist Tantra and was practising it along with Brahm¡nism. As a tantric, he was allowed to drink alcohol which restored energy in physical body. He was accused by Brahm¡ns of drinking and appealed to the court of the king. He freed himself from the ordeals imposed on him by the king. After the judgment, the king acquitted him of drinking alcohol. He even ordered the Brahm¡ns to drink alcohol if they could perform the feats that Sarahapa did. After this bad incident, he left for Nalanda and took ordination. He deeply learnt Sutra and Tantra. He strove to preserve and promote the Buddha's teachings. After some time, he fled to South India in search of a qualified consort who would help him in practising Tantra. He adopted a daughter of a ·¡kin¢ as a consort who was making arrows. He used to roam…
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