Previously published as Mystical Verses of a Mad Dalai Lama.
"The Second Dalai Lama was the greatest of all the early Dalai Lamas."-- The Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso
The Second Dalai Lama's writings and biography are brought vividly to life in this extraordinary book by the renowned translator Glenn Mullin through a selection of the Second Dalai Lama's ecstatic outpourings of enlightened teaching. He gives us a glimpse into the visionary life of this outspoken and unconventional Dalai Lama.
Mullin provides a readable and comprehensive introduction to the life and times of the Second Dalai Lama, and the selections of works contained herein greatly enrich our understanding of his exalted realizations.
"Having known Glenn Mullin and his work for many years, I am delighted to see yet another volume of his wonderfully heartfelt and readable studies of the works of the Dalai Lamas. The Second Dalai Lama sometimes signed his works...'The Mad Beggar,' referring to that state beyond all attachment..."-- Richard Gere
Glenn H. Mullin is an internationally renowned Tibetologist, author, and expert on Buddhist meditation. Glenn lived in Dharamsala, India, the home of the Dalai Lama, for many years where he studied Tibetan language, literature, yoga, and meditation under twenty-five of the greatest masters of Tibet. He is author of over fifteen books on Buddhist topics and has led many pilgrimages to Nepal and Tibet in the last five years. He now divides his time among writing, lecturing, giving workshops, and leading pilgrimages to the power places of Central Asia.