Unearthing Bon Treasures: Life and Contested Legacy of a Tibetan Scripture Revealer, with a General Bibliography of Bon

Unearthing Bon Treasures: Life and Contested Legacy of a Tibetan Scripture Revealer, with a General Bibliography of Bon

by Dan Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004121234

ISBN-13: 9789004121232

Pub. Date: 10/15/2001

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This unprecedented account of one of the earliest Tibetan ‘treasure revealers’ also seeks to understand the role social or familial interests and sectarian polemic have played in perpetuating and transforming the textual narratives about him.  See more details below

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This unprecedented account of one of the earliest Tibetan ‘treasure revealers’ also seeks to understand the role social or familial interests and sectarian polemic have played in perpetuating and transforming the textual narratives about him.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004121232
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/15/2001
Series:
Brill's Tibetan Studies Library Series, #1
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.42(d)

Table of Contents

1The Historical Setting: Early Tibet1
2What Bon Is10
3What Treasures Are16
4International Buddha30
5Gshen-chen Klu-dga': The Earliest Historical Sources40
6Gshen-chen's Own Narrative56
7The Biography of the Bla-ma Gshen71
8The Biography of His Disciple Zhu-yas Legs-po81
9Poisoned Dialogue: Gshen-chen Klu-dga's Final Hour93
10The Polemical Tradition against Gshen-chen and Bon105
11References to Bon in Early Chos Biographical Literature117
12Anti-Bon Polemic since the Thirteenth Century124
13The Single Intention148
14A Polemic and Its Object183
15Conclusions208
App. 1Tibetan Texts221
App. 2A List of Revelations and Compositions of Gshen-chen Klu-dga'239
Bibliography262
General Bibliography: A Partially Annotated List of Articles and Books About Bon287
General Index443

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