The Biographies of Rechungpa The Biographies of Rechungpa
Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

The Biographies of Rechungpa

The Evolution of a Tibetan Hagiography

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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.

Peter Alan Roberts 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.

Written in a style that makes it accessible to broad readership, Roberts' book will be of great value to anyone with an interest in the fields of Tibetan literature, history or religion.

GENRE
Religion & Spirituality
RELEASED
2007
March 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Taylor & Francis
SELLER
Taylor & Francis Group
SIZE
1.3
MB

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