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Making History: The Later Projects of the Madmen of Ü and Tsang

David M. DiValerio

in The Holy Madmen of Tibet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199391202
eISBN:
9780199391233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391202.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter considers the various projects taken up by the Madmen of Ü and Tsang in their later years. The Madman of Ü established a monastery, which to some of his followers seemed in contradiction ... More


Sainthood in the Making: The Madmen of Ü and Tsang in Public

David M. DiValerio

in The Holy Madmen of Tibet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199391202
eISBN:
9780199391233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391202.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores the effects the Madmen of Ü and Tsang’s adoption of their distinctive lifestyle had on their standing in the eyes of the broader Tibetan public of their day, with special ... More


Of Scripture and Bone: The Tantric Discipline of the Madmen of Ü and Tsang

David M. DiValerio

in The Holy Madmen of Tibet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199391202
eISBN:
9780199391233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391202.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the distinctive behavior that earned the Madmen of Ü and Tsang reputations as “madmen,” including dressing in costumes made from human remains, consuming filth, and defying ... More


Civil War, Strategic Alliances: The Madmen of Ü and Tsang in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Tibet

David M. DiValerio

in The Holy Madmen of Tibet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199391202
eISBN:
9780199391233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391202.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter attempts to locate the Madmen of Ü and Tsang in their historical moment. After laying out the circumstances of the civil war that dominated central Tibetan political affairs for most of ... More


The Lives and Lives of the Madmen of Ü and Tsang

David M. DiValerio

in The Holy Madmen of Tibet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199391202
eISBN:
9780199391233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391202.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter begins with a discussion of the nature of religious biographies or hagiographies: how they function in their documentary and work-like aspects; what they do and do not tell us; and how ... More


Intermezzo: The Relationship between the Madmen of Ü and Tsang

David M. DiValerio

in The Holy Madmen of Tibet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199391202
eISBN:
9780199391233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391202.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This brief section examines what can be gleaned about the relationship between the Madmen of Ü and Tsang from their respective biographies, which present highly varied accounts of what transpired ... More


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