Tibet's Great Yogi Milarepa: A Biography from the Tibetan

Despite the many sectarian differences among Tibetan Buddhists, they all unite in holding the Great Yogi Milarepa in the highest reverence and esteem, considering him the protype of a great saint. However a disciple of Milarepa, suspecting that his teacher may have been a fully enlightened buddha, once asked the religious leader his true identity. Not flattered, Milarepa explained that there could be no greater insult than to suggest that he was an amanation of a buddha.