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9783954903719

Rheingans, Jim

The Life and Works of Karma ’phrin las pa (1456–1539)

Non­sectarian Scholar Mystic of Southern Tibet

2021
17.0 x 24.0 cm, 266 p., illustrations b/w, cloth
98,00 €

ISBN: 9783954903719
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Short Description

Among the so-called learned and accomplished masters of Tibet’s “long 15th century”, the First Karma ’phrin las pa stands out as influential commentator on Saraha’s Dohā, great poet, and key figure in the rise of Central Tibetan block printing workshops. This book aims to present a historical investigation of his life and works in the context of his time, clarifying his spiritual roles and titles. Sources are Tibetan hagiographies about Karma ’phrin las pa and all his available writings (including their colophons), along with genealogies, letters, instructions, religious chronicles, and life narratives of some of his contemporaries.

Description

Among the so-called learned and accomplished masters of Tibet’s “long 15th century”, the First Karma ’phrin las pa stands out as influential commentator on Saraha’s Dohā, great poet, and key figure in the rise of Central Tibetan block printing workshops. This book aims to present a historical investigation of his life and works in the context of his time, clarifying his spiritual roles and titles. Sources are Tibetan hagiographies about Karma ’phrin las pa and all his available writings (including their colophons), along with genealogies, letters, instructions, religious chronicles, and life narratives of some of his contemporaries.

Keywords

9th century, c 800 to c 899 (38) || Buddhism (39) || Buddhism: branches & groups (12) || Buddhist sacred texts (6) || Comparative religion (13) || History of art (229) || Kultur (33) || Künste (9) || Mahayana Buddhism (12) || Religion & beliefs (220) || Religion: general (92) || Tibet (31) || Tibetan Buddhism (12) || Tibetan Studies (3) || c 500 CE to c 1000 CE (174)