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The Life of the Madman of U

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The Life of the Madman of tells the story of Knga Zangpo (1458-1532), a famous Tibetan Buddhist ascetic of the Kagy sect. Having g... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

The Life of the Madman of tells the story of Knga Zangpo (1458-1532), a famous Tibetan Buddhist ascetic of the Kagy sect. Having grown weary of the trials of human existence, Knga Zangpo renounced the world during his teenage years, committing himself to learning and practicing the holy Dharma as a monk. Some years later he would give up his monkhood to take on a unique tantric asceticism that entailed dressing in human remains, wandering from place to place, and provoking others to attack him physically, among other norm-overturning behaviors. It was because of this asceticism that Knga Zangpo came to be known as the Madman of . David M. Divalerio translates this biography, originally written in two parts in 1494 and 1537, making accessible to a modern audience a rich depiction of religious life in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Tibet. The book also details Knga Zangpo's many miracles, a testament to the spiritual perfection he attained. His final thirty years were spent at his monastery of Tsimar Pel, where he dispensed teachings to his numerous disciples and followers. The Life of this remarkable and controversial figure, now available in English for the first time, provides new means for understanding the tradition of the &quote,holy madman&quote, (smyon pa) in Tibetan Buddhism.

Autorentext

David M. DiValerio is Assistant Professor of History and Religious Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is the author of The Holy Madmen of Tibet (OUP 2015).



Klappentext

The Life of the Madman of Ü tells the story of Künga Zangpo (1458-1532), a famous Tibetan Buddhist ascetic of the Kagyü sect. Having grown weary of the trials of human existence, Künga Zangpo renounced the world during his teenage years, committing himself to learning and practicing the holy Dharma as a monk. Some years later he would give up his monkhood to take on a unique tantric asceticism that entailed dressing in human remains, wandering from place to place, and provoking others to attack him physically, among other norm-overturning behaviors. It was because of this asceticism that Künga Zangpo came to be known as the Madman of Ü. David M. Divalerio translates this biography, originally written in two parts in 1494 and 1537, making accessible to a modern audience a rich depiction of religious life in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Tibet. The book also details Künga Zangpo's many miracles, a testament to the spiritual perfection he attained. His final thirty years were spent at his monastery of Tsimar Pel, where he dispensed teachings to his numerous disciples and followers. The Life of this remarkable and controversial figure, now available in English for the first time, provides new means for understanding the tradition of the "holy madman" (smyon pa) in Tibetan Buddhism.



Inhalt

List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Technical Note Introduction Part I, by Nyukla Penchen Ngawang Drakpa, 1494 1. Life before Monkhood 2. Early Training 3. Meditation 4. Taking on the Observance 5. Teaching Part II, by Lhatong Lotsawa Shényen Namgyel, 1537 6. Further Activities 7. Triumph over Samsara 8. Further Practice and Teaching 9. Death Epilogue: The Madman of Ü's Legacy Tibetan Spellings of Personal and Place Names Tibetan Texts Referred to in the Biography Notes Works Cited Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Life of the Madman of U
Autor:
EAN: 9780190244040
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller: Oxford University Press
Genre: Religion, Theologie
Anzahl Seiten: 240
Veröffentlichung: 02.08.2016
Dateigrösse: 15.7 MB