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Milarepa’s Song to Lady Paldarboom

Thursday, January 6th, 2011
Milarepa (1052—1135) (painting by Robert Beer)

Milarepa (1052—1135) (painting by Robert Beer)

In his teachings, Lama Ole Nydahl often refers to the kind of advice Milarepa would give to his female students about obstacles in meditation, for example: “when you can see the greatness of the mountain, how can you be disturbed by a few trees?” and “when you can experience the depth of the ocean, how can you be disturbed by waves?” Here is one of Milarepa’s songs, in a translation by Lama Ole and Hannah’s old friend Ken McLeod, in which this advice is contained: