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Drinking the Mountain Stream - Mi-la-ras-pa

Drinking the Mountain Stream

By: Mi-la-ras-pa, K. Rimpoche (Translator), Brian Cutillo (Translator), Kunga Kimpoche (Translator)

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Jetsun Milarepa, Tibet's renowned and beloved saint, is known for his penetrating insights, wry sense of humor, and ability to render any lesson into spontaneous song. His songs and poems exhibit the bold, inspirational leader as he guided followers along the Buddhist path.

More than any other collection of his stories and songs, Drinking the Mountain Stream reveals Milarepa's humor and wisdom. Faithfully translated by Lama Kunga Rinpoche and Brian Cutillo, this rare collection - never before available in any Western language - cuts across the centuries to bring Milarepa's most inspiring verses, in all their potency, to today's reader.

"Milarepa achieved the highest attainable illumination and the mental power that enabled him to guide innumerable disciples. His ability to present complex teachings in a simple, lucid style is astonishing. When his patrons and disciples made a request or asked him a question, he answered in spontaneously composed free-flowing poems or lyric songs. It is said that he composed 100,000 songs to communicate his ideas in his teachings and conversations."--Musician Eliane Radigue, in the notes for her Songs of Milarepa album, based on this book

Preface
Introductionp. 3
Milarepa's Worldp. 5
The Buddhist System of Liberationp. 9
The Kagyu Lineage of Buddhist Practicep. 15
Milarepa's Personal Stylep. 30
Milarepa Tells His Storyp. 37
Song for Poor Patronsp. 49
Mila's Song in the Rainp. 55
Mila Meets a Yogip. 59
Symbols for Yogic Experiencep. 65
Song of the Path Guidesp. 69
Song of Experience in Clear Light Cavep. 73
Rechungpa's Confusionp. 77
Mila's Meeting with Dampa Sangyep. 85
Song of the Horned Staffp. 91
Elimination of Desiresp. 95
Mila Gains a Young Woman Disciple at a Village Feastp. 103
Mila Resurrects an Old Womanp. 111
From the "Six Vajra Songs"p. 119
Mila Visits a Religious Centerp. 127
Confrontation with a Bon Priestp. 139
Mila's Journey Inspired by a Dreamp. 151
Is Milarepa Dying?p. 161
Closing Versep. 166
Notesp. 169
Glossaryp. 175
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ISBN: 9780861710638
ISBN-10: 0861710630
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 1st May 2001
Publisher: Wisdom Publications,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised