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New PDF release: Liberation in One Lifetime: Biographies and Teachings of

By Francis V. Tiso

ISBN-10: 1583947930

ISBN-13: 9781583947937

Milarepa (1052-1135), an important determine within the heritage of the Kagyu tuition of Tibetan Buddhism and often called one in all Tibet's maximum lamas and poets, maintains to motivate Buddhist practitioners all over the world to the current day. Liberation in a single Lifetime explores the heritage and spirituality of the Kagyu lineage in courting to the narratives and teachings attributed to Milarepa via learning a number of the earliest models of those fabrics. supplying a close research of the biographical fabric that has been written approximately Milarepa (who used to be additionally a pupil of Marpa, an incredible determine within the improvement of the Bka'-brgyud-pa college of Tibetan Buddhism), writer, theologian, and well-respected Tibetan Buddhist student, Francis V. Tiso, describes the historic context of the culture of hagiography (biography) in Buddhism and different non secular traditions, and gives a heritage of Milarepa's impact in Tibet.

Part One explains the culture of composing tales approximately Milarepa's lifestyles and teachings (there were many through the centuries) and contains outlines of the contents of a few of them in addition to a proof of the oral models which were transmitted through oral epic songs and poems that Milarepa composed. Describing the non secular parts of Bka'-brgyud-pa, half comprises tantric practices, an summary for the trail of liberation, definitions of "voidness," and the features of totally enlightened Buddhahood. half 3 comprises translated biographies and oral teachings of Milarepa (in poetic shape) which are thought of sacred texts. The ebook additionally incorporates a foreword by means of Roberto Vitali, a renowned Tibetan Buddhist pupil in addition to an in depth bibliography of fundamental and secondary sources.

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