The Madman's Middle Way: Reflections on the Reality of the Tibetan Monk Gendun Chopel

The Madman's Middle Way: Reflections on the Reality of the Tibetan Monk Gendun Chopel

Donald S. Lopez, Jr.


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Gendun Chopel is taken into account crucial Tibetan highbrow of the 20 th century. His existence spanned the 2 defining moments in sleek Tibetan historical past: the access into Lhasa by means of British troops in 1904 and via chinese language troops in 1951. well-known as an incarnate lama whereas he used to be a baby, Gendun Chopel excelled within the conventional monastic curriculum and went directly to develop into professional in fields as varied as philosophy, heritage, linguistics, geography, and tantric Buddhism. close to the tip of his existence, sooner than he used to be persecuted and imprisoned by way of the govt of the younger Dalai Lama, he might dictate the Adornment for Nagarjuna’s notion, a piece on Madhyamaka, or “Middle Way,” philosophy. It sparked controversy instantly upon its e-book and maintains to take action today.

The Madman’s heart means offers the 1st English translation of this significant Tibetan Buddhist paintings, followed through an essay on Gendun Chopel’s existence liberally interspersed with passages from his writings. Donald S. Lopez Jr. additionally offers a remark that sheds mild at the doctrinal context of the Adornment and summarizes its key arguments. finally, Lopez examines the long-standing debate over no matter if Gendun Chopel actually is the writer of the Adornment; the heated serious reaction to the paintings through Tibetan priests of the Dalai Lama’s sect; and what the Adornment tells us approximately Tibetan Buddhism’s come upon with modernity. the result's an insightful glimpse right into a provocative and enigmatic paintings that may be of significant curiosity to somebody heavily attracted to Buddhism or Asian religions.

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