Godhuripa: The Bird Catcher

Abhayadatta Sri

Buddhist Digital Resource Center

Buddhist Digital Resource Center
Cambridge, United States

Godhuripa was a bird catcher who, ashamed for his violent means of livelihood, released the songbirds from his catch and sought initiation from a wayfaring yogin. The yogin instructed him in the meditation that gathers all the sounds in the world into a single bird-song.

From the Biographies of the 84 Mahasiddhas, as recorded by twelfth century Indian scholar Abhayadatta Sri and translated into Tibetan By Möndrup Sherab. The text explores the personalities of the 84 and the miraculous occurrences that marked their lives. This manuscript is made available to TBRC by the Cultural History of the Western Himalaya Project,"Tibetan Manuscripts," at the University of Vienna. TBRC Library Work I.D: W8LS15975


  • Title: Godhuripa: The Bird Catcher
  • Creator: Abhayadatta Sri

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