By Tsangnyon Heruka, Andrew Quintman
A new translation of the vintage biography of the main popular saint in Tibetan Buddhist historical past
The lifetime of Milarepa is without doubt one of the so much cherished tales of the Tibetan humans and an exceptional literary instance of the contemplative existence. This biography, a dramatic story from a tradition now in problem, might be learn on a number of degrees. a private and relocating advent to Tibetan Buddhism, it's also an in depth advisor to the hunt for liberation. It provides a quest for purification and buddhahood in one lifetime, tracing the trail of a very good sinner who turned a superb saint. it's also a powerfully evocative narrative, choked with magic, miracles, suspense, and humor, whereas reflecting the spiritual and social lifetime of medieval Tibet.