Monday, 31 October 2016
About Buddha Drukpa Kunley.
'One of Tibet's foremost saints, the Buddha Drukpa Kunley.
Appearing in the spiritual lineage established by Tilopa, Naropa, Marpa, and Milarepa, Drukpa Kunley was recognized as an incarnation of the great Mahasiddha, Saraha.
He is greatly loved by the people of Tibet as a 'Crazy Wise' teacher and enlightened Master whose outrageous behavior and ribald humor were intended to awaken common people and yogis alike from the sleep of religious dogmatism and egoistic self-possession.
In contrast to other more ascetical teachers of the East who teach negation of the body and its desires, Drukpa Kunley used desire, emotion, and sexuality to arouse disillusionment, insight, and delight in all he encountered.
With consummate skill he followed the path of Tantra, or the realization of Bliss in the union of opposites, employing sexuality to quicken the awakening of his consorts.'
-- Quoted & edited, derived from 'The Divine Madman: The Sublime Life and Songs of Drukpa Kunley' - Translated by Keith Dowman.