The Lotus-Born: The Life Story of Padmasambhava

The Lotus-Born: The Life Story of Padmasambhava

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by Yeshe Tsogyal, Erik Pema. Kunsang, äNaçn-ral äNi-ma-'od-zer, Marcia Binder Schmidt
     
 

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How often do you hear the story of a man who was immaculately born from within a lotus flower with a thousand petals, in the middle of a lake, having been sent as a meteor from the heart of the Boudha of Boundless light? Lotus-Born is the fabulous story of the mystic, master scholar, and outrageous yogi, Padmasambhava, the Lotus-Born, who grew up an adopted prince

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How often do you hear the story of a man who was immaculately born from within a lotus flower with a thousand petals, in the middle of a lake, having been sent as a meteor from the heart of the Boudha of Boundless light? Lotus-Born is the fabulous story of the mystic, master scholar, and outrageous yogi, Padmasambhava, the Lotus-Born, who grew up an adopted prince, was banished, burned at the stake in a neighboring kingdom, and continued miraculously unscathed, wandering through cemeteries, dancing on corpses, and proceeded to live more than five hundred years. He is regarded by the most sane Tibetans as a real, historical figure, the founder of Buddhism in Tibet where he subjugated demons and taught the Buddha’s teachings.

The complete story of how Buddhism was planted in Tibet is available in English for the first time with the publication of this book. Lotus-Born is a translation of a biography of the great master recorded in the ninth century by his foremost Tibetan disciple, the princess Yeshe Tsogyal. Many of these biographies were concealed as terma treasures to protect them against the changes of time.

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"The first complete version of Guru Rinpoche’s life, The Lotus-Born translated by Erik Pema Kunsang, one of the most able and prolific Western translators, comes highly recommended. What a relief to be able to sit down and read a treasure in which we can have full confidence in both the words and the meaning. He has put Guru Rinpoche’s life into meaningful context by including with his translation a foreword by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and a short work by Tsele Natsok Rangdröl, a master of the seventeenth century."
- Ngawang Zangpo, author of Guru Rinpoche: His Life and Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877739098
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
03/02/1993
Series:
Dragon Editions Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Yeshe Tsogyal is perhaps one of the most well-known female practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. A beloved disciple and partner of Padmasambhava, Tsogyal achieved great realization and became a teacher herself.

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