Songs onYolmo Snow-Mountain
From the songs of Milarepacommentated on by KhenchenThrangu Rinpoche
I have chosen this chapter from the
collected songs of Milarepa
becauseYolmo mountain is very near to Kathmandu, and there are persons here (inKathmandu, where Thrangu Rinpoche was delivering this seminar) whofeel a strong connection Yolmo.
Marpa had told Milarepa what places he should practice in. One of thesewas the Yolmo snow-mountain, and so Milarepa came to Yolmo and stayedin a cave called
Tapuk Senge Dzong
(Tiger Cave) in the forest of Singaling.While he was there local deities caused him no obstacles; they manifestedthemselves in peaceful forms, and took an oath to serve and honor him.Milarepa’s meditation progressed well.
One day five young men and women came to see him and asked him toteach them the Dharma. They said, “This is such a terrifying place, thequality of someone’s practice would be bound to be very unstable. Has thishappened to you?” In answer to their question, he sang them a spiritualsong in which he said:
Yolmo has pastures, flowers, trees, forests,monkeys, birds, bees, in summer and winter,autumn and spring.