Milarepa (1040-1123) – The "Cotton-clad" Yogin
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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) 

Milarepa appears as a yogin with long hair, dressed only with his meditation shawl and belt. In his youth, Milarepa endured severe betrayal by his uncle and aunt. As a result, his early life was marked by hatred, violent revenge, and later by remorse. For this reason, he sought teachings from Marpa (1012-1097), and was initiated, among other teachings, in the practice of Chakrasamvara. Thereon he lived as an ascetic, dressed only in light white cotton. This is the reason why he is called Milarepa, “the cotton-clad Mila”. 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.

Cherished by the Tibetans as the ideal yogin, his ascetic life remains an example of individual transformation. This statue is the second of a set of three along with ABS 131 and 133.