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Kambala ཀམྦ་ལ་པ།

("The Black-Blanket-Clad Yogin")

9th Century CE

Mahasiddha #30

Closely connected with the feminine archetype of emptiness without ego and original authority on the mantrayana tantras, Kambala began his spiritual path as a king, left it and became a monk. He then left the relative luxury of the monastery to become a wandering yogi. Challenged by his teacher to leave even the comforts of that life, he left behind everything but a black blanket that was also taken away from him and eaten by evil feminine forces. After his turning them away from their evil ways, they gave the blanket back in small pieces that he sewed back together becoming known as “The Black-Blanket-Clad Yogin. Mahasiddha #30



Quotes by Kambala (3 quotes)

“I weep to see you sitting on this throne, engaging in the wretched business of government.”

from Masters of Enchantment

Chapters: 18. The Sick Society

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“Why are you indulging your power in this useless fashion?”

from Masters of Enchantment

Themes: Power

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“Why are you not using your gifts for the benefit of those below?”

from Masters of Enchantment

Chapters: 67. Three Treasures

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