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All-Pervading Melodious Drumbeat: The Life of Ra Lotsawa
By: Ra Yeshe Senge

All-Pervading Melodious Drumbeat: The Life of Ra Lotsawa

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Author: Ra Yeshe Senge
Translator: Bryan J. Cuevas
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780142422618
Publication Date: 2015

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The story of Tibet's notorious master of Buddhist sorcery--translated for the first time into English.

An essential sacred text of Tibetan Buddhism, The All-Pervading Melodious Drumbeat tells the wondrous story of Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak. Though he was canonized as a saint and a fully enlightened buddha, the eleventh-century Ra Lotsawa's life story presents a darker path than those taken by Siddhartha Gautama and Milarepa. Viewed by some as a murderous villain and by others as a liberator of human suffering, Ra Lotsawa used his formidable power and magical abilities to defeat his rivals, accumulate wealth, and amass a devoted following. His life offers a rare view into the often overlooked roles of magic and sorcery in the Buddhist tradition. Despite this sinister legacy, his fame also rests on an illustrious career as a translator of Buddhist scriptures, through which he helped spark a renaissance of Buddhism in Tibet. This spirited new translation gives readers in English their first opportunity to encounter one of the most colorful and memorable figures in Tibetan Buddhist history.

Introduction, translation, and notes by: Bryan J. Cuevas
The All-Pervading Melodious Drumbeat: The Life of Ra Lotsawa, Ra Yeshe Senge, Penguin Classics, Paperback, 416 pages, 2015, $18.00

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