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A New Standard: Tsangnyön Heruka’s Life and Songs of Milarepa

Andrew Quintman

in The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164153
eISBN:
9780231535533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164153.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the standard versions of the Life and Songs of Milarepa in the context of the life of their author, Tsangnyön Heruka, during the late fifteenth century. It first provides an ... More


The Yogin and the Madman: A Life Brought to Life

Andrew Quintman

in The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164153
eISBN:
9780231535533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164153.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on the ascendance of Tsangnyön Heruka's standard version of Jetsun Milarepa's life story, with particular emphasis on his relationship to the yogin. It suggests that Tsangnyön ... More


Introduction

Andrew Quintman

in The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164153
eISBN:
9780231535533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164153.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book traces the literary transformations of the life story of Jetsun Milarepa, Tibet's eleventh-century Lord of Yogins, from its fragmentary origins to the standard version published nearly 400 ... More


Earliest Sources: A Biographical Birth

Andrew Quintman

in The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164153
eISBN:
9780231535533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164153.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on the earliest biographical fragments and narratives recording Jetsun Milarepa's life; in some cases these writings are referred to as a “life” or biography. The chapter ... More


Biographical Compendia: Lives Made Flesh

Andrew Quintman

in The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164153
eISBN:
9780231535533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164153.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines a comprehensive form of life writing: the biographical compendia, which takes on the finely grained, lifelike quality that would later appear in the standard version by ... More


Conclusions

Andrew Quintman

in The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164153
eISBN:
9780231535533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164153.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book has investigated the life of Jetsun Milarepa, set against a shifting religious, political, and social terrain, in hopes of broadening the way the yogin's life story, and Tibetan life ... More


Epilogue: Mila Comes Alive!

Andrew Quintman

in The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164153
eISBN:
9780231535533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164153.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This epilogue reflects on the nature of Tsangnyön Heruka's biography of Jetsun Milarepa and suggests that the yogin remains a presence for the multitude of individuals who read his life story. What ... More


The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa

Andrew Quintman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164153
eISBN:
9780231535533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164153.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Tibetan biographers began writing Jetsun Milarepa's (1052–1135) life story shortly after his death, initiating a literary tradition that turned the poet and saint into a model of virtuosic Buddhist ... More


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