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Drinking the Mountain Stream: Songs of Tibet's Beloved Saint, Milarepa

Drinking the Mountain Stream: Songs of Tibet's Beloved Saint, Milarepa

by Jetsun Milarepa, Amy Soderburg
     
 

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Jetsun Milarepa, Tibet's renowned and beloved saint, is known for his penetrating insights, wry sense of humor, and ability to render any lesson into spontaneous song. His songs and poems exhibit the bold, inspirational leader as he guided followers along the Buddhist path.

More than any other collection of his stories and songs, Drinking the Mountain Stream

Overview

Jetsun Milarepa, Tibet's renowned and beloved saint, is known for his penetrating insights, wry sense of humor, and ability to render any lesson into spontaneous song. His songs and poems exhibit the bold, inspirational leader as he guided followers along the Buddhist path.

More than any other collection of his stories and songs, Drinking the Mountain Stream reveals Milarepa's humor and wisdom. Faithfully translated by Lama Kunga Rinpoche and Brian Cutillo, this rare collection - never before available in any Western language - cuts across the centuries to bring Milarepa's most inspiring verses, in all their potency, to today's reader.

Editorial Reviews

Tibetan Review
"Offers the English-speaking reader a satisfying taste of Tibetan flavored Dharma."
Musician Eliane Radigue
"Milarepa achieved the highest attainable illumination and the mental power that enabled him to guide innumerable disciples. His ability to present complex teachings in a simple, lucid style is astonishing. When his patrons and disciples made a request or asked him a question, he answered in spontaneously composed free-flowing poems or lyric songs. It is said that he composed 100,000 songs to communicate his ideas in his teachings and conversations."
Library Journal
Collected here for the first time are the songs of liberation of the great Tibetan Buddhist teacher Milarepa. A precocious student, Milarepa quickly developed into a powerful teacher and was instrumental in introducing Buddhism into Tibet during the Middle Ages. The songs in this collection reflect traditional Buddhist teachings during meditation, liberation of the self, and the elimination of desires. The translations sparkle and the songs give insight into the little-known world of Tibetan Buddhism, but given the narrow focus, this book is recommended only for large public libraries and academic libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780861710638
Publisher:
Wisdom Publications MA
Publication date:
07/10/2005
Edition description:
Rev. ed
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Jetsun Milarepa, Tibet's renowned and beloved saint, is known for his penetrating insights, wry sense of humor, and ability to render any lesson into spontaneous song. His songs and poems exhibit the bold, inspirational leader as he guided followers along the Buddhist path.

Brian Cutillo (1945-2006) was an American scholar and translator. He was also an accomplished neuro-cognitive scientist, musician, anthropologist and textile weaver. Cutillo was a student of Geshe Wangyal and other Tibetan teachers. He also collaborated with Lama Kunga Rinpoche on the translation of additional songs and stories of Milarepa published in the volume Miraculous Journey.

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