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Second Dalai Lama

His Life and Teachings
Second Dalai Lama

Author(s) : Mullin, Glenn H
Publishers Price : 14.99
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Availability : Available by special order
ISBN : 1559392339
EAN : 9781559392334
Cover : Paperback
Pages : 270
Size : 228 x 152mm
Publisher : Snow Lion Publications
Published : 2005
Category : Biography
Category 2 : Tibetan Buddhism: General
Synopsis:
The extraordinary life story of the second Dalai Lama, who was known as "the Mad Beggar" due to his lack of attachment to worldly things, brought together with translations of his spontaneous songs of the ecstasy of enlightenment. Previously published as Mystical Verses of a Mad Dalai Lama.

"For me the Second Dalai Lama was the greatest of all the early Dalai Lamas. He possesed exceptional qualities and during his life became both a great scholar and an accomplished practitioner. He himself admitted that he had achieved a profound realization of shunyata, or emptiness, the ultimate level of reality...The Second Dalai Lama typically signed most of his writings "the Mad Beggar Gendun Gyatso." Sometimes he also used the name Melodious Laughing Vajra, and sometimes "the Yogi of Space." When he calls himself "Mad Beggar", he is referring not to his having no possessions, but to his not being attached to anything. When you have no attachment, you are freed of all worldly concerns. This is an important theme in tantric teachings according to which a practitioner uses sensual objects without becoming attached to them. The implication of "Mad" here is that when a person gains experience of emptiness his perception is as different from that of ordinary people as a madman`s. Due to his realization of emptiness a practitioner completely transcends the conventional way of viewing the world." The Dalai Lama.
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