The Life of Marpa the Translator: Seeing Accomplishes All

Tsangnyön Heruka Chögyam Trungpa

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The Life of Marpa the Translator: Seeing Accomplishes All

The Life of Marpa the Translator Seeing Accomplishes All Marpa the Translator the eleventh century farmer scholar and teacher is one of the most renowned saints in Tibetan Buddhist history In the West Marpa is best known through his teacher the Indian

  • Title: The Life of Marpa the Translator: Seeing Accomplishes All
  • Author: Tsangnyön Heruka Chögyam Trungpa
  • ISBN: 9781570620874
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • Marpa the Translator, the eleventh century farmer, scholar, and teacher, is one of the most renowned saints in Tibetan Buddhist history In the West, Marpa is best known through his teacher, the Indian yogin N ropa, and through his closest disciple, Milarepa This lucid and moving translation of a text composed by the author of The Life of Milarepa and The Hundred ThousandMarpa the Translator, the eleventh century farmer, scholar, and teacher, is one of the most renowned saints in Tibetan Buddhist history In the West, Marpa is best known through his teacher, the Indian yogin N ropa, and through his closest disciple, Milarepa This lucid and moving translation of a text composed by the author of The Life of Milarepa and The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa documents the fascinating life of Marpa, who, unlike many other Tibetan masters, was a layman, a skillful businessman who raised a family while training his disciples As a youth, Marpa was inspired to travel to India to study the Buddhist teachings, for at that time in Tibet, Buddhism has waned considerably through ruthless suppression by an evil king The author paints a vivid picture of Marpa s three journeys to India precarious mountain passes, desolate plains teeming with bandits, greedy customs tax collectors Marpa endured many hardships, but nothing to compare with the trials that ensued with his guru N ropa and other teachers Yet Marpa succeeded in mastering the tantric teachings, translating and bringing them to Tibet, and establishing the Practice Lineage of the Kagy s, which continues to this day.

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    1. Anastasia on said:

      Excellent read!It's a story format, so pretty easy and enjoyable (i.e. not academic), yet is a fantastic and powerful start-to-finish spiritual biography of how an ordinary human being achieved the highest awakening and benefited countless others during one lifetime. At a surface level, it's a fascinating window on why Tibet has long been called a mystical land for its yogis and Buddhist practitioners, who go through decades of intense mind-training to transcend the bounds of samsara. For someon [...]

    2. John Eliade on said:

      "NAMO Compassion and emptiness are inseparable. The uninterrupted flowing innate mind is suchness, primordially pure. Space is seen in intercourse with space. Because the root resides at home, mind consciousness is imprisoned. Meditating on this, subsqeutn thoughts are not patched together in the mind. Knowing the phenomenal world is the nature of mind. Meditation requires no further antidote. The nature of mind cannot be thought. Rest in this natural state. When you see this truth, you will be [...]

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