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The Divine Madman: The Sublime Life and Songs of Drukpa Kunley

The Divine Madman: The Sublime Life and Songs of Drukpa Kunley (New)

by Dowman, Keith

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Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9788177690132, 8177690132

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This is the "secret biography" of one of Tibet's foremost saints, the Buddha Drukpa Kunley (1455 - 1570). He is greatly loved by the people of Tibet as a "Crazy Wise" teacher and enlightened Master whose outrageous behavior and ribald humor were intended to awaken common people and yogis alike from the sleep of religious dogmatism and egoistic self-possession. This book is a compilation of anecdotes and songs passed on to this day in the taverns and temples of Tibet and Bhutan. In contrast to other more ascetical teachers of the East who teach negation of the body and its desires, Drukpa Kunley used desire, emotion, and sexuality to arouse disillusionment, insight, and delight in all he encountered. As an unparalleled chronicle of Enlightened action, The Divine Madman is the most potent introduction to the high teaching of Tantrism to date.

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