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The Yogi's Joy: Three Songs of Milarepa [Kindle Edition]

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Milarepa was a much-loved Tibetan yogi, poet, and teacher. His ‘hundred thousand songs’ have inspired and guided Buddhist practitioners for centuries, yet examinations of them are few. The Yogi’s Joy explores some of these songs to help show how their lessons are relevant to us today. In these songs we find such themes as fear, honesty, self-respect, practising with others, the student-teacher relationship, and how we can make teachings our own. Sangharakshita draws out these elements, bringing alive the delight, joy – and challenges – of this revolutionary guru.

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About the Author

Sangharakshita was born Dennis Lingwood in South London in 1925. Largely self-educated, he developed an interest in the cultures and philosophies of Asia early on and realised that he was a Buddhist at the age of 16. The Second World War took him as a conscript to India, where he stayed on to become the Buddhist monk Sangharakshita. After studying for some years under leading teachers from the major Buddhist traditions, he went on to teach and write extensively. He also played a key part in the revival of Buddhism in India, particularly through his work among followers of Dr BR Ambedkar. After 20 years in India, he returned to England to establish the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order in 1967, and the Western Buddhist Order in 1968. A translator between Asia and the West, the traditional world and the modern, and between principle and practice, Sangharakshita's depth of experience and clear thinking have been appreciated throughout the world. He has always particularly emphasised the decisive significance of commitment in the spiritual life, the paramount value of spiritual friendship and community, the link between religion and art, and the need for a 'new society' supportive of spiritual aspirations and ideals. Sangharakshita recently handed on most of his responsibilities to his senior disciples in the Order. From his base in Birmingham, he is now focusing on personal contact with people and on his writing.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 376 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Windhorse Publications Ltd (22 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0093JCK7K
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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5.0 out of 5 stars key to the blue sky 18 May 2006
Brilliant book. Makes ancient tantric wisdom very relevent and accessable.

Loved the discussions of the meanings and interpretations of some of the symbolism eg. what does it mean when Milarepa walks over water?

Inspiring, even exciting. A skeleton key into the rest of Milarepas songs and his methods of practice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The connection between joy and sorrow 1 Sept. 2014
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This book, written by noted Buddhist teacher Sangharakshita, is a remarkable commentary on several of the poems by the guru poet, Milarepa. He makes explicit the connection between joy and sorrow and teaches us to find the way within our own hearts.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 1 Oct. 2014
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great read and enlightening!
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