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Tibet's Great Yogi Milarepa

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Despite the many differences between the numerous sects of Tibetan Buddhism, they all unite in holding the Great Yogi Milarepa in the highest reverence and esteem.

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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."

"That this translation of the life history of Milarepa might contribute a little to help make him as well-known and esteemed in other lands as he is already in his own was the one wish which impelled me as I worked at my task."       ~W. Y. Evans-Wentz

Editor Evans-Wentz, W. Y.
Author Kazi Dawa-Samdup, Lama
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 315 pp.
Publisher Oxford University Press 1969
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