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.
"Offers the English-speaking reader a satisfying taste of Tibetan flavored Dharma."
Milarepa's World -- The Buddhist System of Liberation -- The Kagyu Lineage of Buddhist Practice -- Milarepa's Personal Style -- 1. Milarepa Tells His Story -- 2. Song for Poor Patrons -- 3. Mila's Song in the Rain -- 4. Mila Meets a Yogi -- 5. Symbols for Yogic Experience -- 6. Song of the Path Guides -- 7. Song of Experience in Clear Light Cave -- 8. Rechungpa's Confusion -- 9. Mila's Meeting with Dampa Sangye -- 10. Song of the Horned Staff -- 11. Elimination of Desires -- 12. Mila Gains a Young Woman Disciple at a Village Feast -- 13. Mila Resurrects an Old Woman -- 14. From the "Six Vajra Songs" -- 15. Mila Visits a Religious Center -- 16. Confrontation with a Bon Priest -- 17. Mila's Journey Inspired by a Dream -- 18. Is Milarepa Dying?