Godrakpa Sonam Gyaltsen was a great Tibetan Buddhist master of the 12th century whose songs were a great influence on the early yogic traditions. In Hermit Of Go Cliffs: Timeless Instructions From A Tibetan Mystic, Cyrus Stearns provides an admirable translation of these tantric songs for the benefit of an English reading public. Hermit Of Go Cliffs is a very welcome and highly appreciated contribution to the growing library of Buddhist literature available to both the student and the non-specialist general reader seeking an appreciation of Tibetan Buddhism.
In Hermit Of Go Cliffs: Timeless Instructions From A Tibetan Mystic, Cyrus Stearns draws upon his impressive Tibetan scholarship to translate from the writings of Tibetan masters for the benefit of an English-speaking readership. This particular and remarkable compendium features "The Collected Songs of the Adept Godrakpa Who is Peerless in the Three Realms". The text is enhanced for students of Buddhism with illustrations, an informative introduction, notes on the translation, a bibliography, and an index. Hermit Of Go Cliffs is an invaluable, worthwhile, and much appreciation contribution to the expanding library of Buddhist thought and philosophy now available to western readers.