Marpa biography?

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Nick r
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Marpa biography?

Post by Nick r » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:09 pm

Can someone recommend a biography of Marpa?

Thanks

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Losal Samten
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Re: Marpa biography?

Post by Losal Samten » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:19 pm

The Life of Marpa the Translator: Seeing Accomplishes All is the only full length biography in English that I'm aware of.
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Konchok Namgyal
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Re: Marpa biography?

Post by Konchok Namgyal » Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:25 pm

There is a fairly good bio, though not very lengthy , in the book "Indestructible truth " By Dr Reginald Ray.
Recognize that your mind is the unity of being empty and cognizant, suffused with knowing. When your attention is extroverted, you fall under the sway of thoughts. Let your attention recognize itself. Recognize that it is empty. That which recognizes is the cognizance. You can trust at that moment that these two – emptiness and cognizance – are an original unity. Seeing this is called self-knowing wakefulness. ~ Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

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Re: Marpa biography?

Post by Nick r » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:57 pm

Konchok Namgyal wrote:There is a fairly good bio, though not very lengthy , in the book "Indestructible truth " By Dr Reginald Ray.
I read that one and it made me want to learn more about him. Although it's short, I found it to be quite inspirational.

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Re: Marpa biography?

Post by Berry » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:07 pm

There's a spiritual biography of Marpa by Thrangu Rinpoche:

http://www.wisdom-books.com/ProductDetail.asp?PID=11456
Leave the polluted water of conceptual thoughts in its natural clarity. Without affirming or denying appearances, leave them as they are. When there is neither acceptance nor rejection, mind is liberated into mahāmudra.

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Re: Marpa biography?

Post by dialt1 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:54 pm

great. thanks for link a lot :)
its helpful for me.

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