Please enjoy my introduction to the life and poetry of Milarepa The Yogi -
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The Life of Milarepa is the most beloved story of the Tibetan people, a true folk tale from a culture now in crisis. It traces the path of a great sinner who became a great saint. But it is also a powerful folk tale, full of magic, disaster, feuds, deceptions, and humor.
He is often depicted with a hand raised to his ear in a listening gesture, symboling his way of teaching the Buddhist wisdom through the singing of spontaneous songs which became known as the Hundred Thousand Songs Of Milarepa.
His songs are characterized by an amazing love of life and joy for everything that he encounters. He had no money or home but he was happy. He often commented that he didn’t want money or things because then he would spend too much time worrying about maintaining or protecting them. Instead he opted for a cave in the mountains, sunshine on his face and wind in his hair....
His skin had a greenish hue, due to the fact that over the many years of meditation, his diet often consisted of nothing but nettle soup.
Perhaps we dont all have to sell our homes, retreat into the woods and live on nettles to be as happy as Milarepa.
But we do need to start enjoying the simple things in life. It is extremely important to realize that you don’t NEED anything to be happy other than a roof over your head, a meal to eat and a place to sleep. The rest is a bonus. If you want to be the happiest person you know start getting back to life’s simple pleasures.
Get simple, Once a week;
One way you can do this is allot a few hours of the week to doing something simple.
Go for a walk in the forest or hike up a hill just to see the view.
Find some natural ways to marvel at the many things in life that are causes for being happy.
Here are some ideas:
walk along the beach with bare feet in the water
go for a bike ride down a hill
play some sport with a friend or relative
read a classic book or poem
feed the birds
meditate on compassion
cook a simple meal and enjoy it outdoors
take your dog out to meet some other dogs
find a clean natural lake to swim in
make your partner a gift by hand
And of course, get truly interested in other people’s happiness
& Blessed Be ~
More details about the life of Milarepa here ( http://tinyurl.com/km5bbtc )
Poems by Milarepa here ( http://tinyurl.com/kzykgs7 )
Young Milarepa Outfit = YanXi outfit co (zeronick.xue)
Milarepa Robe = ShuShu HIPPIE TRAMP coat co ShuShu (shushu.congrejo)
Milarepa (green) skin = Aeros Avatar set co Pi Rain
Mt Kailash aka Everest sculpt created by Insky Jedburgh
Soundtrack created with;
Introduction to Milarepa written and narrated by Celestial Elf,
Various Tibetan Singing bowls, owned and played by Celestial Elf,
co IUMA (Internet Underground Music Archive) Collection
Filmed on location in SecondLife at
Beyond the 9th Wave co Celestial Elf,
City of Dusty Heights co Zanne Boucher
( maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dusty%20Heights/126/244/2022 )
And various Himalayan locations acessed via the virtual portal Beyond the 9th Wave,
Filmed on Firestorm, with Frapps on Windows 7 Home Premium,
Edited with Seriff MoviePlus X3,
Conceived, Directed and Produced c.Celestial Elf 2015