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By Jetsun Milarepa, Lama Kunga Rinpoche, Brian Cutillo

Milarepa, Tibet's popular and loved saint, wandered the terrain of eleventh-century Tibet, guiding numerous fans alongside the Buddhist course. Milarepa's songs and poems are daring and encouraging, his language direct and speedy. Lama Kunga Rinpoche and Brian Cutillo render a loyal translation of this infrequent collection.

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You'll know that beings are inseparable from buddhas, That not even the names "samsara" and "nirvana" exist. This comprehension of the natural conditionThe actual state-is understanding. The various events in one-pointed concentration Are meditational experiences; When they lead to confrontation of the goal, That's realization. In a rather unusual text-like precept from Recognizing Mahamudra's /Uuminating Wisdom, Milarepa explains that "mahamudra" means three things: the ultimate reality of things, termed the basis; the practice leading to its realization, termed the path; and the illumined state of mind, the rerult.

They traded teachings and challenges, miracles and revelations, in celebration of the spiritual achievements of their powerful, yogic minds. Most of the pieces were sung in response to a question, challenge, or a request to sing for his supper. Milarepa responded not only to the questions, but also to the motivations behind them and the context in which they were asked. lNKlNG THE MOUNTAiN STREAM followers had the power to improve and inspire their practice. Occasionally Mila would "supplicate" the buddhas and lamas on behalf of his listeners to direct them to Dharma or aid them in practice.

Perceptions of external objects are mistaken concepts, Like dream, devoid of substance. Jil), Devoid of identity like the sky. All things are equivalent like space. That which is called mahamudra Does not exist by some inherent nature, Thus the reality of mind itself Is the nature of mahamudra. 2. Mahamudra meditation: In it there's no modification or change. When someone experiences the sight of reality, The whole apparent world is mahamudra, The great all-pervading dharma-body. iNTRODUCTiON Remain relaxed in natural unmodification.

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