By Peter Alan Roberts
This booklet strains the lifestory of Rechungpa (1084-1161) - the coed of the recognized instructor Milarepa - utilizing infrequent and little-known manuscripts, and discovers how a twin of either Milarepa and Rechungpa underwent basic variations over a interval of over 3 centuries.
Peter Alan Roberts compares major episodes within the lifetime of Rechungpa as portrayed in a succession of texts, and hence demonstrates the evolution of Rechungpa’s biography. this is often the 1st survey of the surviving literature which incorporates a certain research in their dates, authorship and interrelationships. It exhibits how Rechungpa was once more and more portrayed as a rebellious, unstable and hard scholar, as a lineage from a fellow-pupil prospered to develop into dominant in Tibet.
Written in a method that makes it available to vast readership, Roberts' publication will be of nice worth to a person with an curiosity within the fields of Tibetan literature, heritage or religion.
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The Biographies of Rechungpa: The Evolution of a Tibetan Hagiography (Routledgecurzon Critical Studies in Buddhism) by Peter Alan Roberts