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Biographies of Rechung-pa: The Evolution of a Tibetan Hagiography (Paperback)
Peter Roberts

Biographies of Rechung-pa

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Author: Peter Roberts
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780415596220
Publication Date: April 2007

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Product Code: 17387

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Rechung-pa (1084-1161) is a Tibetan folk-hero whose biography is one of the most well-known literary works in Tibet. This book traces the life story of the student of the famous teacher Milarepa using rare and little-known manuscripts. The author compares significant episodes in the life of Rechung-pa as portrayed in a succession of texts and thus demonstrates the evolution of Rechung-pa'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 Rechung-pa was increasingly portrayed as a rebellious, volatile and difficult pupil, as a lineage from a fellow-pupil prospered to become dominant in Tibet.

Biographies of Rechungpa : The Evolution of a Tibetan Hagiography, Peter Roberts, RoutledgeCurzon, paperback, 2007, 290 Pages, $54.95

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