The Life of Milarepa: A New Translation from the Tibetan (Compass)
Paperback – February 1, 1992
by Heruka (Author), Lobsang P. Lhalungpa (Translator)
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The Life of Milarepa is the most beloved story of the Tibetan people amd one of the greatest source books for the contemplative life in all world literature. This biography, a true folk tale from a culture now in crisis, can be read on several levels: a personal and moving introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, it is also a profoundly detailed guidebook in the search for consciousness. It presents the quest for spiritual perfection, tracing the path of a great sinner who became a great saint. But it is also a powerful and graphic folk tale, full of magic, disaster, feuds, deceptions, and humor.
This definitive translation, originally published in 1977, was the first to appear in any Western language in half a century and renders this classic of spiritual literature into a simple modern English that reflects the direct power of the original.
Reprint. Previously published: London;New York: Granada Pub., 1979.;Arkana books.;Translation of: Mi-la-ras-pa(r)i rnam thar.;Includes bibliographical references.
Table of Contents:
The Life of Milarepa Introduction
Prologue: Homage to My Lama
First Chapter: Birth
Second Chapter: Youth
Third Chapter: Misdeeds
First Chapter: The Seeking of the Dharma
Second Chapter: Ordeals
Third Chapter: Initiations and Instructions
Fourth Chapter: Meditation
Fifth Chapter: Meditation
Sixth Chapter: Meditation
Seventh Chapter: Meditation
Eighth Chapter: Retreats
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books (February 1, 1992)
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
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