The Life of Marpa the Translator: Seeing Accomplishes All by Tsangnyon Heruka,Chogyam Trungpa,Nalanda Translation

By Tsangnyon Heruka,Chogyam Trungpa,Nalanda Translation Committee

Marpa the Translator, the eleventh-century farmer, student, and instructor, is likely one of the most famed saints in Tibetan Buddhist historical past. within the West, Marpa is healthier recognized via his instructor, the Indian yogin Nâropa, and during his closest disciple, Milarepa. This lucid and relocating translation of a textual content composed via the writer of The lifetime of Milarepa and The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa records the interesting lifetime of Marpa, who, in contrast to many different Tibetan masters, used to be a layman, a skillful businessman who raised a family members whereas education his disciples.

As a early life, Marpa was once encouraged to shuttle to India to review the Buddhist teachings, for at the moment in Tibet, Buddhism had waned significantly via ruthless suppression by means of an evil king. the writer paints a brilliant photograph of Marpa's 3 trips to India: precarious mountain passes, desolate plains teeming with bandits, grasping customs-tax creditors. Marpa persevered many hardships, yet not anything to check with the pains that ensued along with his guru Nâropa and different academics. but Marpa succeeded in learning the tantric teachings, translating and bringing them to Tibet, and setting up the perform Lineage of the Kagyüs, which maintains to this day.

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