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The Life of Milarepa

Tsangnyon Heruka - Author

Andrew Quintman - Translator

Donald S. Lopez - Introduction by

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ISBN 9781101459041 | 304 pages | 31 Aug 2010 | Penguin Classics | 18 - AND UP
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A new translation of the classic biography of the most renowned saint in Tibetan Buddhist history

The Life of Milarepa is one of the most beloved stories of the Tibetan people and a great literary example of the contemplative life. This biography, a dramatic 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 detailed guide to the search for liberation. It presents a quest for purification and buddhahood in a single lifetime, tracing the path of a great sinner who became a great saint. It is also a powerfully evocative narrative, full of magic, miracles, suspense, and humor, while reflecting the religious and social life of medieval Tibet.


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