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Author QuotedMilarepa
Title QuotedSixty songs of Milarepa / transl. by Garma C.C. Chang ; select. and introd. by Bikkhu Khantipalo
Date (Year/Month/Day)1968/10/20
ImprintKandy : Buddhist Publication Society. 1966
QuotationI have been reading the poetry of Milarepa, the great Tibetan yogi, who was born in 1052. "Repa""”"clad in one piece of cotton." (Because of his heat meditations?) He stands at the head of the Kagyudpa tradition. The "whispered transmission," i.e., esoteric. But he was not a bhikkhu, and his master, Marpa, was a layman.
Quotation SourceThe Other Side of the Mountain: The End of the Journey. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 7, 1967-1968.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1998, p. 217
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