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The classic biography of the eleventh-century yogin and poet-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. Translated by ANDREW QUINTMAN Introduced by DONALD S. LOPEZ JR.

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  • ISBN:9780143106227
  • Author: Gtsa?-smyon He-ru-ka,Andrew H. Quintman
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
  • Pages: 262
  • Format: Paperback
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The classic biography of the eleventh-century yogin and poet-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. Translated by ANDREW QUINTMAN Introduced by DONALD S. LOPEZ JR.

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