Milarepa (1040-1123)
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ABS 132

 Code: ABS 132

  Country: Tibet


  Date: 1700 - 1800

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 7.1 x 9 x 4.9

  Materials: Lacquered wood

Milarepa (1040-1123) 

In his youth, Milarepa endured severe betrayal by his uncle. As a result, his life was marked by hatred and revenge, and later by remorse. For this reason, he sought initiation from Marpa (1012-1097) in the practice of Chakrasamvara, among other practices. Thereon he lived as an ascetic, dressed only in light white cotton. After he attained spiritual liberation, he was joined by numerous disciples, and became a very famous master. He is known as the author of the "hundred thousand songs", mystical poems through which he transmitted his philosophical teachings.
The life of this ascetic is exemplary of individual transformation.