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Anangapa

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Mahasiddha AnangapaAnanga / Anangapa (ana ngi): “The Handsome Fool


Ananga was born in Gahura into a low caste family. Due to his past life karma, he was born very handsome, and because everyone admired him, be became proud. One day, a monk came to his place to ask for alms. Ananga invited the monk and asked the monk to return everyday to be served by him. When the monk came back, as Ananga promised, he looked after the monk. A conversation began, and it leads on until Ananga requested the monk to give him a method to develop the qualities of faith. Ananga gave up his worldly activities and promised to meditate, where upon the guru initiated him into the Cakrasamvara and gave instructions on how to clarify the six sense fields.

He meditated and gained siddhi in 6 months. He worked for the benefit of living beings and finally went to the realm of the Dakas.

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