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Sarwabaksa

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Mahasiddha SarwabaksaSarvabhaksa (thams cad za ba): “He Who Eats Everything”/”The Empty Bellied Siddha

Sarvabhaksa was a man with an enormous appetite.

One day, his appetite overreached his ability to fill it. In despair, he retreated to a cave to bemoan his obsession with food.

The guru Saraha found him and asked what caused his distress.

He then told his tale to Saraha of which the guru asked what will happen if he reborn as a hungry ghost, and gave further explanation about beings of that realm.

The glutton was shaken, so he prostrated himself before Saraha and begged the guru to teach him a way to release. So the guru initiated his disciple into the path of Bhusuku and gave him instructions.

The glutton practiced with great devotion, and through the advice of his guru to visualize everything he eat as absolute nothingness, he understood the indentical nature of appearances and emptiness, and thus attained his goal.

After 15 years of practice, he attained mahamudra-siddhi.

For 600 years thereafter he served humanity with compassion and generosity.

Accompanied by a thousand disciples he entered the Paradise of the Dakinis.

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