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Divine Madman: The Sublime Life and Songs of Drukpa Kunley
By: Keith Dowman (translator)

Divine Madman, Dowman Keith, tr.

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Translator: Keith Dowman
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9788177690132

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Product Code: 5283

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This is the "secret biography" of one of Tibet's foremost saints, the Buddha Drukpa Kunley. Appearing in the spiritual lineage established by Tilopa, Naropa, Marpa, and Milarepa, Drukpa Kunley was recognized as an incarnation of the great Mahasiddha, Saraha. 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 egoic 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.
THE DIVINE MADMAN is the first biography to appear in the West of a Crazy Adept "at work". 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. With consummate skill he followed the path of Tantra, or the realization of Bliss in the union of opposites, employing sexuality to quicken the awakening of his consorts. As an unparalleled chronicle of Enlightened action, THE DIVINE MADMAN is the most potent introduction to the high teaching of Tantrism to date.

The Divine Madman, Keith Dowman,
Pilgrims Publishing, Paperback, 160pp, $12.95

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