Item #900683 The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa. Translation, Annotation, Milarepa, Garma C. C. Chang.
The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa

The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa

Boston: Shambhala, 1999.
Hardcover. 6-1/4 x 9-1/4", blue cloth, xvii, 730pp, appendix, glossary, table of Tibetan words, index. Item #900683
ISBN: 1570624763

The life-story and teaching of the greatest Poet-Saint ever to appear in the history of Buddhism.

This was the first complete version of this classic to appear in the West. Tibetans accord The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa a classic status comparable to that of the Mahabharata and the Bible, and revere its author as probably the best single exemplar of the religious life. Milarepa was an eleventh-century Buddhist poet and saint, a yogi who avoided the scholarly institutions of his time and wandered from village to village, teaching enlightenment and the path to Buddhahood through his spontaneously composed songs.

The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa, says the book's translator, "has been read as the biography of a saint, a guide book for devotions, a manual of Buddhist yoga, a volume of songs and poems, and even a collection of Tibetan folklore, and fairy tales."

Square, clean, crisp, very fine in rubbed dust wrapper and protective mylar.

Price: $75.00