Indian edition. A biography of Tibet's most famous yogi, which can be read on several levels - as the life of a great mystic in search of spiritual perfection, as a piece of inspirational literature and as a powerful story of a great sinner who becomes a saint.
The life story of this eleventh-century master and poet is a moving and personal introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, and a powerful and graphic folk tale, full of magic, disaster, feuds, deceptions, and humour. Milarepa is a holy, but captivating human figure who developed from an avenging black magician to a supremely powerful yogin, pointing the way to complete spiritual liberation.
"Milarepa is still a vital figure - the embodiment of supreme excellence as well as the father of awakened masters. Never, in the thirteen centuries of Buddhist histories in Tibet, has there been such a man, who not only inspired an intellectual elite and spiritual luminaries, but also captured the imagination of the common people." Lobsang P Lhalungpa.