𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐌𝐚𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐝𝐡𝐚 𝐕𝐢𝐫𝐮𝐩𝐚

By Lama Choedak Rinpoche

𝐕𝐢𝐫𝐮𝐩𝐚 was born a crown prince, the son of King Suvarnacakra (gser-gyi ‘khor-lo) of the city of Vesasa in eastern India. The court astrologers predicted at his birth that he would develop tremendous spiritual powers and would illuminate the teachings. He was given the name Rupyacakra (dngul-gyi ‘khor-lo). As a young child, he entered the famous monastery of Somapura in North Bengal where he received novice ordination from the abbot Vinitadeva and the Acharya Jayakirti. He mastered all the five major sciences and became a great scholar of both Buddhist and non-Buddhist doctrines. It was here that he built a stone temple in which he installed holy images of the Buddha. He established a tradition of making regular offerings to cleanse the misdeeds of his deceased parents. When the temple was complete, he offered a big celebratory feast to the whole monastic community and dedicated the merits.

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