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The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa: The Life-Story and Teaching of the Greatest Poet-Saint Ever to Appear in the History of Buddhism Hardcover – June 29, 1999
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"Call it mystic superhero hagiography if you want, but the punch lines in The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa pack enough wattage to blow out the lights of the universe. . . . What a magnificent gift this book is! If there's justice at all in this precious home we call life, then may we all get to taste Milarepa's wild nettles and pure mountain water before we die."— Manoa
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Tibetan
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I bought the Hardcover edition and am very happy I made this decision. This is a book that will travel with me as much as it takes me traveling. It is almost as though it transports me in time, to be in these places with this most amazing of teachers. It is very healthy to laugh at oneself through times of adversity! Even in my dreams, it seems I'm visiting these magickal places more often. So powerful, these teachings and the worlds that are opened up like intricate paintings in the heart.
Who would not want to read his teachings which are like nectar, quenching the thirst from eons of wondering through the realms of "cyclic existance". This wondering has occurred simply because we haven't recognized that our own Mind is of the Nature of Boundless Illumination, non different from the Mind of Milerapa, or any of the Great Yogis, Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Siddhas, and All Enlightened Masters. Suffering occuring only due to ignorance that this Mind is non-different nor divided from any and all phenomena, that Mind is the medium of which every occurrence of Samsara and Nirvana arises and subsides into... Read this Book to receive Milarepa's Transmission and Teachings of Wisdom Essence and Self Knowledge. To end suffering drink deeply of this nectar of Minds essence, emptiness which is full of all that is and is not...
This is a beautiful translation, with short concise notations by the translator regarding terms and allusions that Milarepa is making to traditional Buddhist and Yogic teachings in terminology that may not otherwise be understood without a background in these teachings, these notations then make these terms easily understandable.
May All Beings Know Peace...
From the author of: Yoga Sadhana of the Mother of the Universe
Milarepa's songs are some of the most inspirational and
educational scriptures the human race has produced. More than
great, this book is a lifelong treasure. It's also very fun reading as well as profound. Dont hesitate for
a second. Buy it, read it all, learn and enjoy.