Tilopa then handed a string full of knots to Naropa and asked him to untie them. Naropa did it and gave the string back. Tilopa threw it aside and asked Naropa what he understood.
Naropa replied, "All beings are tied by the eight worldly dharmas, and we need to untie them."
(The eight worldly dharmas are: praise/criticism; fame/disgrace; gain/loss; happiness/misery)
"Once we have don…
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