This spirited new translation gives readers in English their first opportunity to encounter one of the most colorful and memorable figure in Tibetan Buddhist history.
RA YESH SENG was the grand-nephew of Ra Lotsawa. He lived around the late twelfth or early thirteenth century. BRYAN J. CUEVAS is the author of Travels in the Netherworld- Buddhist Popular Narratives of Death and the Afterlife in Tibet, among other works. He is John F. Priest Professor of Religion and Director of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies at Florida State University.
There is no calculating the number of incorrigible people whom he vanquished, one and all, by killing, banishing, rendering, paralyzing and the like. All the lotsawas and learned scholars who turned the wheel of dharma had to resign before the mighty Ralo -- Taranatha * The Wondrous Faith *