- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 563 KB
- Print Length: 130 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications (19 April 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A736GUI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
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Songs of Milarepa (Dover Thrift Editions) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Few can compare to these simple, lucid, yet extremly profound poems.
I was pretty amused though and managed to the very last page. Maybe that's because I have read all of them (songs, of course) before and some of them in two languages; I don't know.
Milarepa is the King of Tibetan Yogis. His songs are sometimes advices for laymen; sometimes they are metaphorical instructions for those who are able to understand them; by most part, they are depiction of the state of Mind which is beyond 'words-toys' as Mila called them himself. So, if one needed the book about 'worldly' part of Buddha's teachings, then this book was a clearly wrong choice. But, as I hinted above, don't blame it on the book... This collection of songs is a mere representation of a much larger collection of some 100.000-ish. They were sung by heart in villages across the Tibetan plateau before eager audiences for centuries, so it is fine that this little volume has no comments. But I do have one.
The historical Prince Gautama had a son indeed and it happen before his Enlightenment, which is right too. But Milarepa never had one, he became a wandering yogi and denounced the lay way of life...Read more ›
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No commentary in this book , which could be positive or negative. For me it was positive as it allowed me to feel the songs without any limitations.Published 21 months ago by Nishan Lakmal Satharasinghe
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