By Francis V. Tiso
Milarepa (1052-1135), an incredible determine within the heritage of the Kagyu university of Tibetan Buddhism and referred to as one among Tibet's maximum lamas and poets, maintains to encourage Buddhist practitioners around the world to the current day. Liberation in a single Lifetime explores the heritage and spirituality of the Kagyu lineage in courting to the narratives and teachings attributed to Milarepa via learning the various earliest models of those fabrics. supplying an in depth research of the biographical fabric that has been written approximately Milarepa (who was once additionally a pupil of Marpa, a huge determine within the improvement of the Bka'-brgyud-pa university 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 during the centuries) and comprises outlines of the contents of a few of them in addition to an evidence 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 overview for the trail of liberation, definitions of "voidness," and the features of totally enlightened Buddhahood. half 3 comprises translated biographies and oral teachings of Milarepa (in poetic shape) which are thought of sacred texts. The booklet additionally contains a foreword by means of Roberto Vitali, a trendy Tibetan Buddhist student in addition to an in depth bibliography of fundamental and secondary resources.