He wandered as a tantric beggar through Central and Southern Tibet in the 15th century and is still well-known there as the hero of anti-establishment and anti-monastic tales and the author of bawdy songs. This is the doctrine of the three missing things. The Sublime Life and Songs of - Divine Madman by Dowman, Keith at Wisdom Books Synopsis: The secret biography of the crazy wisdom yogi Drukpa Kunley. This book is a collection of anecdotes and songs compiled by a Bhutanese scholar, Geshe Chaphu, made last century, which became a best seller in the Himalayas. There are people who are great story tellers.
Keith Dowman Author of The Divine Madman - Keith Dowman is the author of The Divine Madman 4. The fool who knows nothing but prattles constantly, Merely proclaims his ignorance to all. His published translations include Calm and Clear, The Legend of the Great Stupa, and The Loom of Light. The external stories embody his teachings to common disciples and beginners, and show the events of his life in terms of ordinary perceptions. His behaviour shows us the result of the practice of Milarepa's precept: Concerning the way to pursue your inner search, reject all that increases mind-poisons and clinging to self even though it appears good; and, on the contrary, practice all that counteracts the five mind-poisons, and helps other beings, even though it appears to be bad: this is essentially in accord with the Dharma. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California. Even since Tibet has been closed to us, the pilgrim can still find faith in the Naljorpa's power spots, and see his belongings, in the eastern Himalayas.
The Spiritual Master is indeed a voice that rises in this wilderness, to Awaken every neighbor from the illusion of his acre of land, his ordinary pond, his body-mind. Once In A Lifetime Journey. His behaviour shows us the result of the practice of Milarepa's precept: Concerning the way to pursue your inner search, reject all that increases mind-poisons and clinging to self even though it appears good; and, on the contrary, practice all that counteracts the five mind-poisons, and helps other beings, even though it appears to be bad: this is essentially in accord with the Dharma. He is credited with introducing the practice of and placing statues of them on rooftops to drive away evil spirits. His shtick was that he wanted to awaken and enlighten others spontaneously, with surprise, laughter, and even shame. But in Bhutan he became more than an icon, he still is the patron saint of a country where the phallus is revered as a religious icon. That Way of Life is not bound to this world or any other world, nor to any from of attention in body or mind.
Lee Baarslag, who has provided Illustrations full of authentic details, lives and paints in Nepal. Attention has been Transformed, so that it is simply the Radiance of the Self, rather than the binding gesture of an independent consciousness. The path of development has ended, and with complete abandon, the Master is seen fulfilling the highest goal. Drukpa Kunley mocked the secular and religious establishment, railed against commonplace morality and conventionalism, and lashed out against the narrow-mindedness of the earthling who does little more than stake out and defend his own insular existence. On several of those axes I am highly critical of this work, for reasons I will return to presently Kunley is an exemplar of a very popular stock motif in Asia - the mad saint, who by virtue of possession and mastery of an esoteric lineage, lies outside the bounds of regularly-ordered society. Now I must return to the focus of my criticism.
But in Bhutan he became more than an icon, he still is the patron saint of a country where the phallus is revered as a religious icon. One such is a rather famous character named Lafayette Ronald Hubbard. His father was Rinchen Zangpo. He gives us a vision of mad indiscipline and free wandering, and having accomplished the goal of his Dharma in one lifetime, he demonstrates a deceptively simple example and inspiration. I have immense respect for the amount of research and passion that went into compiling and translating the materials for this book. I'm sort of reminded of the axiom that history is written by the winners.
As a cultural and historical artifact, this work is illuminating. For them, Enlightenment is a whole-bodily Realization that does not presuppose a world-negative attitude, a disposition of mystical inversion, and esoteric ascent of awareness. All objects, all arising conditions are found to be a transparent Play on the Radiant Immensity of the Divine Person. He demonstrated that celibacy was not necessary for being enlightened. Because he is radically and irrevocably Free, he can also abstain from them without repressing any latent desires or tendencies.
Crazy Wisdom Adepts have an altogether different view of Man and life in general. As Master Da Free John writes: We must surrender to and into the Present God. This biography is full of inspiration. The stories in this biography are not fiction or fable-the events described really happened. He gives us a vision of mad indiscipline and free wandering, and having accomplished the goal of his Dharma in one lifetime, he demonstrates a deceptively simple example and inspiration. That Way of Life is not bound to this world or any other world, nor to any from of attention in body or mind.
There were times where I had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. Drukpa Kunley, the Divine Madman, was I have immense respect for the amount of research and passion that went into compiling and translating the materials for this book. Despite weak and unpersuasive protestations to the contrary, perhaps singling out the mythological figure of Yeshe Tsogyel as an important woman teacher, the reality is that women have virtual no presence in the long history of Tibetan religious culture whatsoever. I just thought it was interesting to parallel these two figures. The way Drukpa Kunley acts makes us understand how the Three Precepts of the Three Vehicles Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana can be combined without any contradiction. His fertility temple, , is today filled with the weaved portable wine bottles. He may not have been the greatest of scholars or metaphysicians, although he left some beautiful literature behind him, but he is the saint closest to the hearts of the common people, the Buddha to whom they feel most akin.
And certainly, if this episode was all that was seen, it certainly could be viewed that way. The Self is Awake to the Radiance of God. In the eyes of the world, therefore, he is a radical, an anarchist or eccentric a lunatic. Keith Dowman, who has translated the Tibetan text into English, has spent fourteen years in northern India and the Himalaya, engaged in meditation and study of the Tibetan tradition. I found myself sympathizing with all of the buffoons who wouldn't drink his piss water, but we've already established that my soul is destined for the lower realms, so no surprise there. Drukpa Kunley's life shows us a liberated mind that is free from the preconceptions, preferences, bias, and mental activity that bind us in tension and fear, and shows us a way of life that frees us from emotional attachments and family ties.