Tibet's Great Yog=i Milarepa: A Biography from the Tibetan being the Jetsi'An-Kabbum or Biographical History of Jetsi'An-Milarepa, According to the Late L=ama Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English Rendering / Edition 3

Tibet's Great Yog=i Milarepa: A Biography from the Tibetan being the Jetsi'An-Kabbum or Biographical History of Jetsi'An-Milarepa, According to the Late L=ama Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English Rendering / Edition 3

by W. Y. Evans-Wentz, Donald S. Lopez, Gtsan-Smyon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195133137

ISBN-13: 9780195133134

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


This life story of Milarepa--the important Tibetan religious leader who lived over 800 years ago--is part of a remarkable four-volume series on Tibetan Buddhism produced by the late W.Y. Evans-Wentz, all four of which are being published by Oxford in new editions. While there are many parochial differences among the several sects of Tibetan Buddhism, each holds

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This life story of Milarepa--the important Tibetan religious leader who lived over 800 years ago--is part of a remarkable four-volume series on Tibetan Buddhism produced by the late W.Y. Evans-Wentz, all four of which are being published by Oxford in new editions. While there are many parochial differences among the several sects of Tibetan Buddhism, each holds the Great Yogi Milarepa in the highest reverence and esteem. For exemplified in Milarepa's life, as we discover in these pages, are all of the teachings of the great yogis of India--including those of Gautama the Buddha, the greatest yogi known to history.

Amid his detailed introductory and explanatory notes for this text, Evans-Wentz also reveals compelling similarities between the life and thought of Milarepa and those of Jesus, Gandhi, and "saints...in ancient China, or India, or Babylonia, or Egypt, or Rome, or in our own epoch." In composing this translation from the original Tibetan, the late L=ama Kazi Dawa-Samdup, who was Evans-Wentz's guru for many years, aimed to show Western readers "one of our great teachers as he actually lived...much of which is couched in the words of his own mouth, and the remainder in the words of his disciple Rechung, who knew him in the flesh." For this third edition, Donald S. Lopez, author of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West, has written a critical foreword that updates and contextualizes this crucial part of Evans-Wentz's scholarship within the yoga tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195133134
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
346
Sales rank:
1,237,126
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1320L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition vii
Preface to the First Edition xv
Description of Illustrations xxiii
INTRODUCTION 1(30)
The Importance of the Jetsun-Kahbum
1(1)
Historical Value of the Narrative
2(2)
Tibetan Schools of Buddhist Philosophy
4(2)
The Kargyutpa Apostolic Succession
6(2)
The Modern Successors of Milarepa
8(2)
Kargyutpas Compared with Christian Gnostics
10(2)
Dissenting Sects
12(2)
Genealogical Tree of Lamaist Sects
14(1)
The Defence of the Hermit Ideal
15(5)
The Arhant Problem
20(4)
The Text and its Translation
24(3)
The Place of the Jetsun-Kahbum in the Literature of Tibet
27(1)
Milarepa as one of Humanity's Heroes
28(3)
RECHUNG'S TIBETAN INTRODUCTION 31(274)
PART I THE PATH OF DARKNESS
The Lineage and Birth
41(13)
The Tasting of Sorrow
54(7)
The Practising of the Black Art
61(23)
PART II THE PATH OF LIGHT
Introduction
83(1)
The Seeking of the Holy Dharma
84(9)
The Probation and Penance
93(36)
The Initiation
129(7)
The Personal Guidance by the Guru
136(22)
The Parting from the Guru
158(15)
The Renunciation
173(9)
The Meditation in Solitude
182(53)
The Hermitages and Service Rendered to Sentient Beings
235(9)
The Nirvana
244(61)
Appendix 305(3)
Colophon 308(2)
Index 310

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