By Francis V. Tiso
Milarepa (1052-1135), a tremendous determine within the historical past of the Kagyu tuition of Tibetan Buddhism and referred to as one in all Tibet's maximum lamas and poets, keeps to encourage Buddhist practitioners all over the world to the current day. Liberation in a single Lifetime explores the heritage and spirituality of the Kagyu lineage in dating to the narratives and teachings attributed to Milarepa through learning many of the earliest types of those fabrics. delivering a close research of the biographical fabric that has been written approximately Milarepa (who used to be additionally a scholar of Marpa, an incredible determine within the improvement of the Bka'-brgyud-pa institution of Tibetan Buddhism), writer, theologian, and well-respected Tibetan Buddhist student, Francis V. Tiso, describes the old context of the culture of hagiography (biography) in Buddhism and different religious traditions, and gives a background of Milarepa's impact in Tibet.
Part One explains the culture of composing tales approximately Milarepa's lifestyles and teachings (there were many in the course of the centuries) and contains outlines of the contents of a few of them in addition to a proof of the oral types which have been transmitted through oral epic songs and poems that Milarepa composed. Describing the non secular elements of Bka'-brgyud-pa, half contains tantric practices, an summary for the trail of liberation, definitions of "voidness," and the features of absolutely enlightened Buddhahood. half 3 contains translated biographies and oral teachings of Milarepa (in poetic shape) which are thought of sacred texts. The booklet additionally features a foreword by means of Roberto Vitali, a well known Tibetan Buddhist student in addition to an in depth bibliography of fundamental and secondary resources.