The Life of Milarepa

The Life of Milarepa

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by Tsangnyon Heruka
     
 

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

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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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ISBN-13:
9780143106227
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
265,362
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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