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Re: Homage to Milarepa.

Post by muni on Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:02 am

"Hearken my sons! If you want
to climb the mountain peak;
You should hold the Self-mind's light,
Tie it with a great "knot",
and catch it with a firm "hook".
If you practice thus
You can climb the mountain peak
to enjoy the view.

Come you gifted men and women,
Drink the brew of Experience!
come "inside" to enjoy the scene
See it and enjoy it to the full!
the Incapable remain outside;
Those who cannot drink pure
Beer may quaff small beer.
He who cannot strive for Bodhi,
Should strive for superior birth." _/\_

Milarepa's song on reaching the mountain peak.


Those who remain outside are helpless clinging to their body, their stuff and pleasant worldly affairs.

By throwing that naked self mind in the open unobstructed space we can go "inside" where dual concepts are just a game.
Take a tast.

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Re: Homage to Milarepa.

Post by muni on Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:09 am

Profound definitive meaning from Milarepa. _/\_

For the mind that masters view the emptiness dawns
In the content seen not even an atom exists
A seer and seen refined until they're gone
This way of realizing view, it works quite well

When meditation is clear light river flow
There is no need to confine it to sessions and breaks
Meditator and object refined until they're gone
This heart bone of meditation, it beats quite well

When you're sure that conducts work is luminous light
And you're sure that interdependence is emptiness
A doer and deed refined until they're gone
This way of working with conduct, it works quite well

When biased thinking has vanished into space
No phony facades, eight dharmas, nor hopes and fears,
A keeper and kept refined until they're gone
This way of keeping samaya, it works quite well

When you've finally discovered your mind is dharmakaya
And you're really doing yourself and others good
A winner and won refined until they're gone
This way of winning results, it works quite well.


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Re: Homage to Milarepa.

Post by muni on Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:19 am

Worldly affairs are all deceptive;
So I seek the Truth Divine.

Excitements and distractions are illusions;
So I meditate on the Non-dual Truth.

Companions and servants are deceptive;
So I remain in solitude.

Money and possessions are also deceptive;
So if I have them, I give them away.

Things in the outer world are all illusion;
The Inner Mind is that which I observe.

Wandering thoughts are all deceptive;
So I only tread the Path of Wisdom.

Deceptive are the teachings of Expedient Truth;
The Final Truth is that on which I meditate.

Books written in black ink are all misleading;
I only meditate on the Pith-Instructions of the Whispered Lineage.

Words and sayings, too, are but illusion;
At ease, I rest my mind in the effortless state.

Birth and death are both illusions;
I observe but the truth of No-Arising.

The common mind is in every way misleading;
And so I practice how to animate Awareness.

The Mind-holding Practice is misleading and deceptive;
And so I rest in the realm of Reality. _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

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Re: Homage to Milarepa.

Post by kiman on Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:49 pm

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Re: Homage to Milarepa.

Post by sherab zangpo on Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:30 am



Some back story to the Jetsun Mila the Repa's beginnings.


Clan name is Khyungpo Mila. His father was Mila Sherab Gyaltsen, and his mothers name was Nyangsama Karlek. He had two sisters, Peta, and Tebchung. Jetsun Mila's birth name was Mila Thopaga. His first teacher was master Tsangpa, he then travelled to central Tibet to receive instructions from a Lhaje Yeshe Sung. He was instructed in Yamantaka and the protector Sadong Marnak. Years later he was instructed in Ati yoga by Gyerton Wangne, also in Yuphug in Rong, he was further instructed in Ati by the master Dreton Wangne. Later travelled to Yardrok Dor, and studied with master Marpa Jungne. Master Jungne told him, "Gungthangpa, you have and I have no worth. You are merely listening and I am merely speaking. These teachings of dzogchen, Gyutrul and others give general idea of the view, but to experience the realization is difficult. In Lhotrak, there lives a principal student of Naropa. Master Marpa has the path of the blessing of tantra, and the technique of auspicious interdependence. Should we not, father and son, proceed there"?

That awakened the connection between Marpa and Milarepa.

"Let us go." Replies Milarepa.

Master Jungne and his student Mila set off for Lhotrak, but along the way Master Jungne becomes ill and stays behind, whilst Milarepa continues onwards.


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Re: Homage to Milarepa.

Post by muni on Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:12 am

Thank you for good information dear friend. Am wondering what happened with the master Jungne.

Cave around Nyalam, Zhonggang.


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Re: Homage to Milarepa.

Post by muni on Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:23 am

Great Mila made about 100.000 songs and poems. One of his followers (he had a lot) was Gampopa.
http://www.geocities.com/lamajetsongkhapa/lamajetsongkhapa/Sixty_songs_Milarepa_1.htm

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Re: Homage to Milarepa.

Post by muni on Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:31 pm

PRACTICE. :pray:

Oh, my Guru! The Exemplar of the View, Practice, and Action,
Pray vouchsafe me your grace, and enable me
To be absorbed in the realm of Self-nature!

For the View, Practice, Action, and Accomplishment
There are three Key-points you should know:

All the manifestation, the Universe itself, is contained in the mind;
The nature of Mind is the realm of illumination
Which can neither be conceived nor touched.
These are the Key-points of the View.

Errant thoughts are liberated in the Dharmakaya;
The awareness, the illumination, is always blissful;
Meditate in a manner of non-doing and non-effort.
These are the Key-points of Practice.

In the action of naturalness
The Ten Virtues spontaneously grow;
All the Ten Vices are thus purified.
By corrections or remedies
The Illuminating Void is ne'er disturbed.
These are the Key-points of Action.

There is no Nirvana to attain beyond;
There is no Samsara here to renounce;
Truly to know the Self-mind
It is to be the Buddha Himself.
These are the Key-points of Accomplishment.

Reduce inwardly the Three Key-points to One.
This One is the Void Nature of Being,
Which only a wondrous Guru
Can clearly illustrate.

Much activity is of no avail;
If one sees the Simultaneously Born Wisdom,
He reaches the goal.

For all practitioners of Dharma
The preaching is a precious gem;
It is my direct experience from yogic meditation.
Think carefully and bear it in your minds,
Oh, my children and disciples.

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Re: Homage to Milarepa.

Post by sherab zangpo on Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:40 pm

Beer is not boring!

extracts from Jetsun Mila's drinking beer doha!

In the central plain where all is equal
the flag of the great bliss is raised
when the yeast of instruction has been added
one then may sleep at ease
on the the bed of the four infinities

and....

I am the yogi who drinks beer, because it illuminates the dharma body
completes the body sambhoga
and gives form to all nirmana
from non cessation's pulp
only men with hardened heads
can drink this nectar beer

and..

whoever in the cup of six adornments
drinks the pure beer of the whispered lineage
in him will great bliss flame up
of this bliss a single sip
dispels all griefs and sorrows.
This is the beer a yogi drinks..........




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Re: Homage to Milarepa.

Post by LauraJ on Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:31 am

Awesome, Zangpo la cheers

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Re: Homage to Milarepa.

Post by muni on Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:47 am

River, ripples, and waves, these three,
When emerging, arise from the ocean itself.
When disappearing, they disappear into the ocean itself.

Habitual thinking, love, and possessiveness, these three,
When arising, arise from the alaya consciousness itself.
When disappearing, they disappear into the alaya consciousness itself.

Self-awareness, self-illumination, self-liberation, these three,
When arising, arise from the mind itself.
When disappearing, they disappear into the mind itself.

The unborn, unceasing, and unexpressed, these three,
When emerging, arise from the nature of being itself.
When disappearing, they disappear into the nature of being itself.

The visions of demons, clinging to demons, and thoughts of demons,
When arising, arise from the Yogin himself.
When disappearing, they disappear into the Yogin himself.

Since demons are the phantoms of the mind,
If it is not understood by the Yogin that they are empty appearances,
And even if he thinks they are real, meditation is confused.

But the root of the delusion is in his own mind.
By observation of the nature of manifestations,
He realizes the identity of manifestation and void,
And by understanding, he knows that the two are not different.

Meditation and not meditation are not two but one,
The cause of all errors is to look upon the two things as different.
From the ultimate point of view, there is no view.

If you make comparison between the nature of the mind
And the nature of the heavens,
Then the true nature of being itself is penetrated.

See, now, that you look into the true meaning which is beyond thought.
Arrange to enter into undisturbed meditation.
And be mindful of the Unceasing Intuitive Sensation!


Hiccup. drunken

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Re: Homage to Milarepa.

Post by Kunga Lhadzom on Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:19 pm

i have Volume ll of THE HUNDRED THOUSAND SONGS OF MILAREPA

it's one of my favorites !!!!!

i hope to find Volume l someday.

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Re: Homage to Milarepa.

Post by muni on Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:49 am


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Post by Kunga Lhadzom on Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:52 pm

Yes...thankyou Muni Smile
i usually just go to Half Price Books (local used book store)...as i do not have a credit card to buy on line.....i think the books that i need will appear to me when i go to that store....lol

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Re: Homage to Milarepa.

Post by muni on Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:29 pm

http://www.milarepafilm.com/ The movie youtubes I added here in the thread are not of good quality. Therefore I like to apologize and add here in case someone like to buy the DVD. Wink

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