Crazy for wisdom : the making of a mad yogin in fifteenth-century Tibet / / by Stefan Larsson.

In his early twenties, the Tibetan monk Sangyé Gyaltsen (1452–1507) left his monastery to become a wandering tantric yogin. As he moved from place to place, seeking enlightenment beyond the bounds of monasticism, his behavior became increasingly erratic. While some were shocked or even angered by hi...

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Year of Publication:2012
Series:Brill's Tibetan Studies Library 30.
Physical Description:1 online resource (374 p.)
Notes:Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral--University of Stockholm, 2009) under the title: Birth of a Heruka : How Sangs rgyas rgyal mtshan became gTsang smyon Heruka : A Study of a Mad Yogin.
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Table of Contents:
  • Preliminary Material
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Sources
  • 3 Birth and Childhood
  • 4 The Exceptional Monk
  • 5 The Birth of a Heruka
  • 6 The Mad Yogin
  • 7 A Mad Yogin Turns the Wheel of Dharma
  • 8 Tsangnyön Heruka and Tantric Buddhism
  • 9 Tsangnyön’s Own Works
  • 10 Some Key Figures and Texts
  • Conclusions
  • Epilogue
  • Glossary
  • Tibetan Spelling Key
  • Appendix 1 Tentative Chronology of the Life of Tsangnyön
  • Appendix 2 A Summary of the Life of Tsangnyön Heruka
  • Bibliography
  • Index.