The Yogin and the Madman

The Yogin and the Madman

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Tibetan biographers began writing Jetsun Milarepaa€™s (1052a€“1135) life story shortly after his death, initiating a literary tradition that turned the poet and saint into a model of virtuosic Buddhist practice throughout the Himalayan world. Andrew Quintman traces this history and its innovations in narrative and aesthetic representation across four centuries, culminating in a detailed analysis of the genrea€™s most famous example, composed in 1488 by TsangnyApn Heruka, or the a€œMadman of Western Tibet.a€ Quintman imagines these works as a kind of physical body supplanting the yogina€™s corporeal relics.... of Mila ras paa#39;s instructions were later recorded outside biographical sources, as part of the aural transmission literature. ... 8. R. Jackson 1996, 372. 9. R. Jackson 1996, 373. 10. 11. R. Jackson 1996, 373. The word a#39;bum in the second term is used ... An anonymous manual of liturgical procedures (khog dbubs) to the Ocean of Kagyu Songs (Bkaa#39; brgyud mgur mtsho), ... The text (Bkaa#39; brgyud mgur mtshoa#39;igo don khog dbubs spyi chings rnam par bshad paskal bzangyid kyi ngal so), anbsp;...

Title:The Yogin and the Madman
Author: Andrew Quintman
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2013-11-12

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