Milarepa

Milarepa

Downloadable Video - 2014 | Tibetan
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Milarepa, a true story based on centuries-old oral traditions about the man who was to become Tibet's greatest yogi and spiritual warrior. A youthful Milarepa is propelled into a world of sorrow and betrayal after his father's sudden death. Destitute and hopeless, he sets out to learn black magic - and exact revenge on his enemies--encountering magicians, demons, an enigmatic teacher and unexpected mystical power along the way. But it is in confrontation with the consequences of his anger that he learns the most.
Publisher: [United States] : Gaiam TV : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 90 min.)) : sd., col

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akirakato
May 10, 2017

This is a 2006 Tibetan-language docudrama about the life of the most famous Tibetan tantric yogi, eponymous Milarepa.
In the 11th century Tibet of Buddhists and mystics, lamas and sorcerers roamed and yogis were seen flying through the sky.
In the year of the Water Dragon, on a high barren plain in the Shadow of the Great Mount Tisi, a child was born.
Destined to become one of the most treasured figures in Tibet's history, his life story has become an inspiration for millions.
He was the illustrious Milarepa.
But before he was revered as Milarepa, he was a man named Thöpaga.
Combining myth, biography and adventure, the film shows the adventurous formative years of the legendary buddhist mystic, Milarepa (1052-1135)---one of the most widely known Tibetan Saints.
Milarepa realizes how senseless it is to disregard one's life by fighting foes who are but frail flowers.
How foolish it is to spend your lifetime without meaning when a precious human body is so rare a gift.
In this film, however, Milarepa practices only negative actions.
It is quite interesting but I can hardly believe that those revenges actually took place---maybe they did by accident.

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LittleNoName
Feb 18, 2016

Read the paragraph that came just before the movie started & that was enough for me - not something I'm interested in. Not leaving star rating because of this.

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