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TIBET'S GREAT YOGI MILAREPA (1963) by W. Y. Evans-Wentz

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TIBET'S GREAT YOGI MILAREPA (1963) by W. Y. Evans-Wentz

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EVANS-WENTZ, W. Y. (Edited with Introduction and Annotations by) 

Tibet's Great Yogi Milarepa. A Biography from the Tibetan being the JETSUN-KAHBUM or Biographical History of Jetsun-Milarepa, According to the Late Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English Rendering

London: Oxford University Press, 1963. Third impression of the Second Edition. Hardcover (no dust jacket). Octavo. Green cloth with gilt Dorje to front panel. Gilt spine titles. Color frontispiece. Title page printed in black and red. xxviii + 316pp. 

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This life story of Milarepa - the important Tibetan religious leader who lived over 800 years ago - is part of a remarkable four-volume series on Tibetan Buddhism produced by the late W.Y. Evans-Wentz, all four of which are being published by Oxford in new editions. While there are many parochial differences among the several sects of Tibetan Buddhism, each holds the Great Yogi Milarepa in the highest reverence and esteem. For exemplified in Milarepa's life, as we discover in these pages, are all of the teachings of the great yogis of India - including those of Gautama the Buddha, the greatest yogi known to history. Amid his detailed introductory and explanatory notes for this text, Evans-Wentz also reveals compelling similarities between the life and thought of Milarepa and those of Jesus, Gandhi, and "saints...in ancient China, or India, or Babylonia, or Egypt, or Rome, or in our own epoch." In composing this translation from the original Tibetan, the late Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup, who was Evans-Wentz's guru for many years, aimed to show Western readers "one of our great teachers as he actually lived...much of which is couched in the words of his own mouth, and the remainder in the words of his disciple Rechung, who knew him in the flesh." After the introduction, the work is divided into two parts. Part 1 relates to The Path of Darkness which includes accounts of Milarepa's practice of the Black Art. Part 2 covers The Path of Light.