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By Peter Roberts

This e-book strains the lifestory of Rechungpa (1084-1161) - the scholar of the well-known instructor Milarepa - utilizing infrequent and little-known manuscripts, and discovers how a twin of either Milarepa and Rechungpa underwent primary modifications 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 can be the 1st survey of the surviving literature which incorporates a specific research in their dates, authorship and interrelationships. It exhibits how Rechungpa was once more and more portrayed as a rebellious, unstable and tough scholar, as a lineage from a fellow-pupil prospered to develop into dominant in Tibet. Written in a mode that makes it obtainable to huge readership, Roberts' ebook will be of nice price to a person with an curiosity within the fields of Tibetan literature, heritage or faith.

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