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The Warrior Song of King Gesar

The Warrior Song of King Gesar In the tradition of the Arthurian legends and Homer s Iliad this is an epic tale of the legendary Tibetan warrior king Gesar of Ling The saga of Gesar s life from the harsh circumstances of his yout

  • Title: The Warrior Song of King Gesar
  • Author: Douglas J. Penick Tulku Rinpoche Tulku Thondup Rinpoche Sakyong Mipham
  • ISBN: 9780861711130
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the tradition of the Arthurian legends and Homer s Iliad, this is an epic tale of the legendary Tibetan warrior king, Gesar of Ling.The saga of Gesar s life from the harsh circumstances of his youth to his climactic days of battle against the enemies of the four directions is an interweaving of scenes ranging from the gritty and human to the mystical and wondrous SomeIn the tradition of the Arthurian legends and Homer s Iliad, this is an epic tale of the legendary Tibetan warrior king, Gesar of Ling.The saga of Gesar s life from the harsh circumstances of his youth to his climactic days of battle against the enemies of the four directions is an interweaving of scenes ranging from the gritty and human to the mystical and wondrous Some of Central Asia s most inspiring and sacred teachings have to do with courage the bravery to face and conquer the inner and outer obstacles that prevent us from finding true freedom The Gesar cycle has been recreated and amended by visionary bards in Central Asia for centuries In this modern rendition, Douglas Penick brings us the unbroken heritage of spiritual warriorship embodied by the life of the enlightened warrior sage Gesar, King of Ling Gesar s unique teaching lies in showing us ways to use the very energy of drama and adventure to attain lasting peace.

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    1 thought on “The Warrior Song of King Gesar

    1. I wish I had more to say about this book, but there's just two things I can say without being more educated: How do you review, say, Homer's Iliad? Or Wu Cheng'en's "Journey to the West"? Or the freakin' Bible? I'll tell you how: by reviewing the translation. You don't even have to speak the original language to review them, you just have to be honest with yourself. Did the book evoke a feeling in you without knowing more? If so the translator did his job (which I would have to go on the line as [...]

    2. A beautiful text, concise and to the point. The story alternates between the plot and poetic songs sung by the main characters. What comes through are insights into Tibetan spiritual beliefs and ideas on consciousness.

    3. Kindle version has some problems in the conversion, otherwise a good summary of a much longer epic.

    4. Most mythological texts have the problem of being overly verbose especially with names of people that never show up, and repetitive refrains. This version of King Gesar's epic has the opposite problem in that the author has overly condensed most of the story into synopsis, leaving only the lyrics of the songs sung in the epic intact (which while giving an authentic flair are the parts that are overly repetitive). Would rate lower but it's so short that I don't really regret reading it.

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