Download PDF by Kurtis R. Schaeffer: Dreaming the Great Brahmin: Tibetan Traditions of the

By Kurtis R. Schaeffer

ISBN-10: 0195173732

ISBN-13: 9780195173734

Dreaming the good Brahmin explores the construction and game of Buddhist saints via narratives, poetry, paintings, ritual, or even dream visions. the 1st accomplished cultural and literary background of the well known Indian Buddhist poet saint Saraha, referred to as the good Brahmin, this ebook argues that we must always view Saraha no longer because the founding father of a practice, yet really as its product. Kurtis Schaeffer indicates how photos, stories, and teachings of Saraha have been transmitted, reworked, and created by means of contributors of various Buddhist traditions in Tibet, India, Nepal, and Mongolia. the result's that there's no longer one nice Brahmin, yet many. extra largely, Schaeffer argues that the massive significance of saints for Buddhism is healthier understood by means of taking a look at the artistic variations of such figures that perpetuated their reputation, for it truly is there that those saints come to life.

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