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Tibetans universally revere Milarepa as a great Buddhist saint who became fully enlightened. The story of his life and path are recorded in a biography written by one of his disciples. In it, Milarepa recounts to his students the events of his life—from his practice of the black arts as a youth and his penance and probationary period under a Guru of the True Doctrine, to his initiation on the “Path of Light” and his practice of renunciation and meditation.[1]

  1. See W. Y. Evans-Wentz, ed., Tibet’s Great Yogi Milarepa: A Biography from the Tibetan, 2d ed. (1951; reprint, New York: Oxford University Press, Galaxy Books. 1976).