Shaman of Tibet: Milarepa-From Anger to Enlightenment 1040-1143 A.D. Paperback – January 1, 1994
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Nevertheless, almost in spite of himself, he awakens one day at the house of this true guru, Marpa, having been found naked and unconscious. From being literally at death's door, he begins to rise to Marpa's monumental challenges, finally gaining true enlightenment in a miraculous fashion. Along the way, we are able to share the spiritual insights and realizations of Milarepa as they unfold in all their subtlety and glory.
To tell you more would spoil this most eloquent, master work. Read it for yourself and be both entertained and enlightened! --Rayes of Light
About the Author
Maticintin has had memories of being a Buddhist monk in a former life, beginning at age 5 when a monk in a brown robe began to frequently appear to her, giving her spiritual instruction and encouragement. At one time the monk gave a small tan book of Milarepas poems and life, which later inspired her to write the Golden Dream (Shaman of Tibet), the story of Milarepas early life. Maticintin has been a formal student of Buddhism for more than 30 years. In 1970 she lived in various Buddhist temples across Japan where she studied both Nichiren and Zen. It was also in Japan that she contributed to the English translations of both the Heart and Lotus Sutras. Afterwards, stirred by feelings of remembering her ancient past and her monk mentor as a child, her attention was drawn to an extensive study of Dzogchen and Bon, Vajrayana and Mahayana. The greatest spiritual event in her life came about through a series of visions and instructions with Padmasambhava, whom she realized was her former Teacher. Following these experiences, the terma (spiritual treasure) of the Wish-Fullfilling Gem Mantra was revealed to her.
In addition, Maticintin studied with the Sioux Shaman Alana Spirit Changer who combined her Teachings with the knowledge of Dzogchen and Bon with the strict discipline necessary for a student to "walk their talk". The Shaman named her student Winged Wolf. Maticintins Buddhist lineage is described in this website. Maticintin began her tutelage as a spiritual teacher in April of 1992. She has several thousand followers, and several hundred personal students and apprentices, most of whom are achieving rapid spiritual advancement. For more information on Wisdom Master Maticintin and HÜMÜH go to humuh.org
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Anyways, this text is very crucial in a further understanding of the Perception of reality..The reader will unfortunately have to wade through my other reviews on other texts to find the "Koan"(s) that are in these sources for themselves..I can ONLY report on the connections I have found & read in my 34 years of reading texts/tomes "Vehicles for Alternate Perceptions of Reality.."Only then can ANY SLEEPER awaken("Matrix" Series Concepts, The Wachowski's May have been Influenced by Frank Herberts' DUNE series of texts).
The exercises' attributed to Milarepa are Very Likely the Exercises that the Ancient Toltec/Olmecs that taught Don Juan Matus' Benefactors' the Naguals' Julian & Elias(I think were their names). Doing Aura-Based Exercises in a cave that is Completely Sealed(Milarepa) Must be Very Strengthening for the eye to become capable of perceiving that which they are not Typically trained to Perceive from modern birth.. Back in Milarepa's era, it was accepted to go for shamanic training, be able to "See" other reality ideas..
Learning about how Milarepa perceived reality and his perceptions thereof is very helpful for any wishing to become capable of true energy body awareness and aura work.. The translator did quite a good job in explaining what Milarepas' followers put down of his teachings/experiences..
This Source is very helpful, when consulted in the context, of the larger Macro-cycle that the other works this reviewer has commented upon are being used to assist the reader in modifying or changing their perception of reality..
As a Stand Alone book, it was very enjoyable to learn about the ancient "Dan" beliefs that existed in the era when the Toltecs/Olmecs on the other side of the planet were doing their own exercises into the very nature of power/ perception and the interface with reality in the more "Direct Knowledge(Don Juan Matus' discussion of humanity's interface to nature, with Carlos Castaneda in "Power of Silence".
It was particularly poignant to understand the choice(s) made by Milarepa, family-based, love-based, giving him a presence not usually typical in 1000 year old translation works...
This book can help one achieve a greater connection to caves and the concept of being in the earth that is so important in "Forging A New Reality, Closer to The Heart-(RUSH)", as is necessary in order for one to disconnect from the modern "Consensual Reality"( Castaneda/Don Juan Matus, Moen/Monroes' voyages to the "Focus Levels" in their works..)Milarepa may have actually Permanently left his body in a cave exercise if the translator did not "Flavor Text" the work of translation..
If you are interested in meditation, yoga, or tantra (Tibetan or Hindu), you will be much better served if you read translations such as by Evans-Wentz and Lobsang P. Lhalungpa -- which offer great reading and are authentic. Also, read "The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa" by Garma C. C. Chang. (All titles are available from Amazon.)
Acharyaji Anatole ([...]
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Initially, after reading the authors name, I thought it might be some new age version of the Tibetan classic.
I had read Milarepa back in 1986. This version, although not completely true to the original translated copy I read, is still a beautiful story offering the reader much wisdom and insight.
If you have ever wanted to learn more about Tibetan Buddhism and one of it's greatest Saint's, this book is for you and well with the read.