73 x 58,5см.
canvas, mineral colors, gold, brocade
ordered by A. Polomoshniv
(tib.mi la ras pa)
Milarepa (1052-1135) is one of the most famous figures in Tibetan history.
In his youth he had been a magician,
but having seen the futility of that pursuit, he became a yogi under the strict guidance of the translator, Marpa of Lhodrak (1012-97.)
He went on to live as a cave-dwelling hermit, and became known as a singer of many dohas, or songs of devotion and wisdom.
Also an accomplished teacher, he attracted students who later went on also to found important lineages.