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Author Roberts, Peter Alan, 1952-

Title The biographies of Rechungpa : the evolution of a Tibetan hagiography / Peter Alan Roberts.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  294.3923092 RECH/ ROBE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 290 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Routledge critical studies in Buddhism.
Routledge critical studies in Buddhism.
Notes Published in association with the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-274) and index.
Contents 2 Biographies 7 -- 3 Evolution of Milarepa's biography 57 -- 4 Rechungpa's childhood and meeting Milarepa 85 -- 5 Rechungpa's strange illness and cure 103 -- 6 Sorcery, logic and angry monks 137 -- 7 Teachings of a bodiless dakini 154 -- 8 Yak horn and the burning texts 183 -- 9 Marriage, pupils and the end of life 210.
Summary "This book traces the lifestory of Rechungpa (1084-1161) - the student of the famous teacher Milarepa - using rare and little-known manuscripts, and discovers how the image of both Milarepa and Rechungpa underwent fundamental transformations over a period of over three centuries. The author compares significant episodes in the life of Rechungpa as portrayed in a succession of texts and thus demonstrates the evolution of Rechungpa's biography. This is the first survey of the surviving literature which includes a detailed analysis of their dates, authorship and interrelationships. It shows how Rechungpa was increasingly portrayed as a rebellious, volatile and difficult pupil, as a lineage from a fellow-pupil prospered to become dominant in Tibet."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies.
Subject Ras-chuṅ Rdo-rje-grags, 1083-1161.
Bkaʼ-brgyud-pa lamas -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region -- Biography.
Buddhist hagiography -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region.
Lamas -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Biography.
ISBN 0415769957 (hardback : alk. paper)
9780415769952 (hardback : alk. paper)
0203963385 (ebk.)
9780203963388 (ebk.)