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Masters of Mahamudra Songs and Histories of the Eighty-Four Buddhist Siddhas

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ISBN-10: 0887061605

ISBN-13: 9780887061608

Edition: N/A

Authors: Keith Dowman

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In Tibetan Buddhism, Mahamudra represents a perfected level of meditative realization: it is the inseparable union of wisdom and compassion, of emptiness and skillful means. These eighty-four masters, some historical, some archetypal, accomplished this practice in India where they lived between the eighth and twelfth centuries. Leading unconventional lives, the siddhas include some of the greatest Buddhist teachers; Tilopa, Naropa, and Marpa among them. Through many years of study, Keith Dowman has collected and translated their songs of realization and the legends about them. In consultation with contemporary teachers, he gives a commentary on each of the Great Adepts and culls from…    
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List price: $37.95
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 8/30/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

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Introduction and Notes
Songs and Legends of the Eighty-four Mahasiddhas
The Mahasiddha Luipa, The Fish-Gut Eater
The Mahasiddha Lilapa, The Royal Hedonist
The Mahasiddha Virupa, Dakini-Master
The Mahasiddha Dombipa, The Tiger-Rider
The Mahasiddha Savaripa, The Hunter
The Mahasiddha Saraha, The Great Brahmin
The Siddha Kankaripa, The Lovelorn Widower
The Mahasiddha Minapa, The Hindu Jonah
The Nath Siddha Goraksa, The Immortal Cowherd
The Nath Siddha Caurangipa, The Dismembered Stepson
The Siddha Vinapa, The Musician
The Mahasiddha Santipa (Ratnakarasanti), The Complacent Missionary
The Mahasiddha Tantipa, The Senile Weaver
The Siddha Camaripa, The Cobbler
The Siddha Khadgapa, The Fearless Thief
The Mahasiddha Nagarjuna, Philosopher and Alchemist
The Mahasiddha Kanhapa (Krsnacarya), The Dark Siddha
The Mahasiddha Aryadeva (Karnaripa), The One-Eyed
The Siddha Thaganapa, The Compulsive Liar
The Mahasiddha Naropa, The Dauntless
The Siddha Syalipa, The Jackal-Yogin
The Mahasiddha Tilopa, The Great Renunciate
The Siddha Catrapa, The Lucky Beggar
The Siddha Bhadrapa, The Exclusive Brahmin
The Siddha Dukhandhi, The Scavenger
The Siddha Ajogi, The Rejected Wastrel
The Siddha Kalapa, The Handsome Madman
The Siddha Dhobipa, The Wise Washerman
The Siddha Kankana, The Siddha-King
The Mahasiddha Kambala (Lwa wa pa), The Black-Blanket-Clad Yogin
The Mahasiddha Dengipa, The Courtesan's Brahmin Slave
The Siddha Bhandepa, The Envious God
The Siddha Tantepa, The Gambler
The Mahasiddha Kukkuripa, The Dog-Lover
The Siddha Kucipa, The Goitre-Necked Yogin
The Siddha Dharmapa, The Eternal Student
The Siddha Mahipa, "The Greatest"
The Siddha Acinta, The Avaricious Hermit
The Siddha Babhaha, The Free Lover
The Siddha Nalinapa, The Self-Reliant Prince
The Mahasiddha Bhusuku (Santideva), The Idle Monk
The Mahasiddha Indrabhuti, The Enlightened Siddha-King
The Siddha Mekopa, Guru Dread-Stare
The Siddha Kotalipa (Tog tse pa), The Peasant Guru
The Siddha Kamparipa, The Blacksmith
The Mahasiddha Jalandhara, The Dakini's Chosen One
The Mahasiddha Rahula, The Rejuvenated Dotard
The Siddha Dharmapa (Gharbari), The Contrite Pandita
The Siddha Dhokaripa, The Bowl-Bearer
The Siddha Medhini, The Tired Farmer
The Siddha Pankajapa, The Lotus-Born Brahmin
The Mahasiddha Ghantapa, The Celibate Bell-Ringer
The Siddha Jogipa, The Siddha-Pilgrim
The Mahasiddha Celukapa, The Revitalized Drone
The Siddha Godhuripa, The Bird-Catcher
The Siddha Lucikapa, The Escapist
The Siddha Nirgunapa, The Enlightened Moron
The Siddha Jayananda, Crow-Master
The Siddha Pacaripa, The Pastrycook
The Siddha Campaka, The Flower-King
The Siddha Bhiksanapa, Siddha Two-Teeth
The Siddha Dhilipa, The Epicurean Merchant
The Siddha Kumbharipa, The Potter
The Nath Siddha Carbaripa (Carpati), The Petrifier
The Yogini Siddha Manibhadra, The Happy Housewife
The Yogini Siddha Mekhala, The Elder Severed-Headed Sister
The Yogini Siddha Kanakhala, The Younger Severed-Headed Sister
The Siddha Kilakipapa, The Exiled Loud-Mouth
The Siddha Kantalipa, The Ragman-Tailor
The Siddha Dhahulipa, The Blistered Rope-Maker
The Siddha Udhilipa, The Bird-Man
The Kapali Siddha Kapalapa, The Skull-Bearer
The Siddha Kirapalapa (Kilapa), The Repentant Conqueror
The Mahasiddha Sakara (Saroruha), The Lotus-Born
The Siddha Sarvabhaksa, The Glutton
The Mahasiddha Nagabodhi, The Red-Horned Thief
The Mahasiddha Darikapa, Slave-King of the Temple Whore
The Siddha Putalipa, The Mendicant Icon-Bearer
The Siddha Upanaha, The Bootmaker
The Siddha Kokilipa, The Complacent Esthete
The Mahasiddha Anangapa, The Handsome Fool
The Yogini Mahasiddha Laksminkara, The Crazy Princess
The Siddha Samudra, The Pearl Diver
The Siddha Vyalipa, The Courtesan's Alchemist
Texts and Sources
The Siddhas' Geneology and Genealogical Tree
Notes to the Commentary
Glossary of Sanskrit Terms
Glossary of Numeral Terms
Abbreviations and Bibliography