Thursday, February 27, 2020

13th Mahasiddha Kalakala… Kilakipala: “The Exiled Loud-Mouth” of the 84th Mahasiddhas

Kalakala was born into a low caste family and was very talkative due to his previous karma. The town people disliked him and therefore ostracized him, leading him to feel rejected and he finally went to live in a cemetery.

There, a yogin came along and Kalakala shared his story. After listening to his tale, the yogin asked if he would like to use a method of liberation from the misery of the world. When Kalakala indicated that he would, the yogin initiated him into the Guhyasamaja tantra and gave him instructions.

Following instructions, Kalakala meditated and lost the sound of other people’s anger in the sound of his own voice; his own voice was lost in a rain of flowers; he lost the idea of flowers in the emptiness of the sky; and through this he gained the siddhi of Mahamudra. 

Kalakala worked for the benefit of many living beings, and with 300 followers, he went to the realm of the Dakas.

Cultivate Generous Thought and practice giving gifts to the Sanghas.

The Buddha once explained that it is a meritorious act even to throw away the water after washing one's plate with the generous thought:...