By Tsangnyon Heruka, Visit Amazon's Andrew Quintman Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Andrew Quintman, , Donald S. Lopez
The lifetime of Milarepa is likely one of the such a lot loved tales of the Tibetan humans and an exceptional literary instance of the contemplative existence. This biography, a dramatic story from a tradition now in difficulty, might be learn on numerous degrees. a private and relocating advent to Tibetan Buddhism, it's also a close consultant to the quest for liberation. It offers a quest for purification and buddhahood in one lifetime, tracing the trail of an exceptional sinner who grew to become an excellent saint. it's also a powerfully evocative narrative, filled with magic, miracles, suspense, and humor, whereas reflecting the spiritual and social lifetime of medieval Tibet.
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I have attempted as much as possible to avoid the technical jargon of Buddhism and "translationese" by rendering all words into English instead of reverting anachronistically to Sanskrit-recognizing of course that this runs the risk of creating a new form of English jargon. Some terms may therefore appear unconventional (such as "life's round" for the Tibetan 'khor ba [sa1Jtsara]). I have left several Tibetan words untranslated, including repa (ras pa), and Jetsiin (rje btsun). The former economically avoids repeating the somewhat cumbersome "cotton-clad," especially in songs where Milarepa uses the term self-referentially.
At that time, Rechungpa was resting in meditation within his retreat cell. During the course of an entire night, he had the following dream: In a lovely and enchanting land called 049iyana Khandroling (Garden of I)akin'is), he entered a great city where the houses and their foundations were all made from precious gems. The inhabitants of this city were all dressed in silken robes and adorned with ornaments of bone and jewels; they all had pleasing features and were beautiful to behold. Without uttering a word, they all exchanged glances, smiling joyfully.
My family held a fine naming feast and then I was raised with love. " Then, when I turned four years old, my mother gave birth to a girl who was named Gonmokyi. Her nickname was Peta so she became known as Peta Gonkyi. I remember that we two, brother and sister, had dangling locks plaited with turquoise and gold. We held great authority and influence throughout the region, so the local nobility became aligned with our family and the peasants came into our service. While this pleased us, in secret the locals said, "These foreigners are immigrants to our region, and there are none more brazen or wealthy.
The Life of Milarepa by Tsangnyon Heruka, Visit Amazon's Andrew Quintman Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Andrew Quintman, , Donald S. Lopez