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Author DiValerio, David M., author

Title The holy madmen of Tibet / David M. DiValerio
Published New York, NY : Oxfrod University Press, [2015]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations, map
Contents Introduction -- 1: The Lives and Lives of the Madmen of U and Tsang. Hagiography and History ; The Life of the Madman of U (1458-1532) ; The Life of the Madman of Tsang (1452-1507) -- 2: Of Scripture and Bone: The Tantric Discipline of the Madmen of U and Tsang. The Practice of the Observance ; The Secret Practice, the Insane Observance ; "You, the Hero, Glorious Heruka Himself ..." ; Tantric Literalism ; Conclusion -- 3: Sainthood in the Making: The Madmen of U and Tsang in Public ; The Drum Sound of Their Fame ; The Repertoire of Siddha Behavior ; Performing Enlightenment ; "To Spread and Increase the Teachings of the Kagyu" ; Tantric Literalism in Context: Competing Models of Buddhist Holiness ; Conclusion ; Intermezzo: The Relationship between the Madmen of U and Tsang -- 4: Civil War, Strategic Alliances: The Madmen of U and Tsang in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Tibet. The Pakmodru-Geluk Partnership ; The Rinpungpa Revolt ; Priestly Alliances and Sectarian Aggression under the Rinpungpas ; Sakya, Kagyu and Rinpungpa Affairs ; "A Mutual Understanding": The Patrons of the Madmen of U and Tsang ; Conclusion -- 5: Making History: The Later Projects of the Madmen of U and Tsang ; The Projects of the Madman of U and His Disciples ; The Literary School of the Madman of Tsang ; Writing and Printing the Life of Milarepa ; Milarepa the Madman, the Madman as Milarepa ; Putting the Aural Transmission to Paper ; Renovating the Swayambhunath Stupa ; Conclusion -- 6: Who Was Drukpa Kunle?. Popular Depictions of Drukpa Kunle ; Drukpa Kunle's Miscellaneous Writings ; The Trajectory of Drukpa Kunle's Life ; Drukpa Kunle's Position in Politics ; Drukpa Kunle the Critic ; Drukpa Kunle and the Holy Madmen ; The Transformation of Drukpa Kunle -- 7: The Enduring Trope of Holy Madness ; Other Madmen and Madwomen ; The Broader Rhetoric of Madness ; Influencing Deed and Representation within the Madman Tradition ; The Allure of Holy Madness -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Tibetan Spellings -- Works Cited -- Tibetan-Language Sources -- European-Language Sources -- Interviews
Summary Over the course of the last millennium in Tibet, tantric yogins have been taking on norm-overturning modes of behaviour and dress, including provoking others to violence, publicly consuming filth, having sex, and draping themselves in human remains. Because of this they have been called 'madmen' (smyon pa), but have also achieved a degree of saintliness. This book is the first comprehensive study of these 'holy madmen', who have captured the imaginations of Tibetans and Westerners alike
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed May 4, 2015)
SUBJECT Gtsang-smyon He-ru-ka, 1452-1507
Dbus-smyon Kun-dgaʼ-bzaṅ-po, 1458-1532
ʼBrug-smyon Kun-dgaʼ-legs-pa, 1455-1529.
ʼBrug-smyon Kun-dgaʼ-legs-pa, 1455-1529. fast (OCoLC)fst00086294
Gtsang-smyon He-ru-ka, 1452-1507 fast (OCoLC)fst00059483
Subject ʼBrug-pa lamas -- Tibet Region -- Biography
Buddhism -- Tibet Region
Yogis -- Tibet Region -- History
Tantric Buddhism -- Tibet Region -- History
RELIGION -- Buddhism -- History.
ʼBrug-pa lamas.
Tantric Buddhism.
Philosophy & Religion.
Tibet Region.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199391226