Tibet's great yogi Milarepa

Tibet's great yogi Milarepa

: A biography from the tibetan, being the jetsã¼n-kabbum : or biographical history of jetsã¼s-milarepa, according to the late lama kazi dawa-samdup's english rendering

by edited with introduction and annotations by WY Evans-Wentz with a new foreword by Donald S Lopez
2nd November, 2000

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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 Lama 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.

Details & Specs

Author: W Y Evans-Wentz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780195133134

Publication Date: 2nd November, 2000

Pages: 315

Dimensions: 204 x 136 x 20 mm

Notes: Illustrations

Availability: Available, print on demand, usually dispatched within 7 to 10 days

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