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Tilopa: Quiz


Question 1: Tilopa also gave ________ instruction to Naropa by means of the song known as “The Ganges Mahamudra,” one stanza of which reads:
MahamudraDrukpa LineageTibetan BuddhismKagyu

Question 2: from ________ he received the radiant light (Sanskrit: prabhasvara) and illusory body (Sanskrit: maya deha, Tib.
Tibetan BuddhismVasubandhuAtishaNagarjuna

Question 3: gyulu) teachings (refer Chakrasamvara Tantra), Lagusamvara tantra, or Heruka ________);
BuddhaghosaBuddhismAbhidharmaKhuddaka Nikaya

Question 4: He developed the mahamudra (Tibetan: phyag rgya chen po) method, a set of spiritual practices that greatly accelerates the process of attaining ________ (enlightenment).
BuddhismBuddhism and HinduismBodhiNirvana

Question 5: He is regarded as the human founder of the ________ lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and is, in effect, the Buddha Vajradhara.

Question 6: Tilopa gave Naropa a teaching called the Six Words of Advice, the original ________ or Bengali of which is not extant; the text has reached us in Tibetan translation.

Question 7: Tilopa (Prakrit; Sanskrit: Talika or Tilopada, 988–1069) was born in either Chativavo (________), Bengal or Jagora, Bengal.
MadagascarChittagongMuscat, OmanMaldives


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