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Becoming Indian : a study of the life of the 16-17th century Tibetan Lama, Tāranātha

Author: David Templeman; Monash Asia Institute. School of Arts.
Publisher: 2009.
Dissertation: Ph. D. Monash University 2009
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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"This thesis is a study of the Tibetan polymath Tāranātha (1575-1634) who is known in the Tibetan Buddhist world mainly through his reputation as a historian and as a proponent of the gzhan stong view of ultimate reality. The focus of the present study is not however on these aspects of Tāranātha at all. In fact it challenges them as being the hallmarks by which he should be remembered. Instead it demonstrates
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Tāranātha, Jo-nang-pa; Tāranātha, Jo-nang-pa; Tāranātha, Jo-nang-pa
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: David Templeman; Monash Asia Institute. School of Arts.
OCLC Number: 816311168
Notes: Summary: leaves iv-v.
Principal supervisor: Professor Marika Vicziany.
Description: ix, 454 leaves : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
Other Titles: Tāranātha
Responsibility: David Roger Templeman.

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"This thesis is a study of the Tibetan polymath Tāranātha (1575-1634) who is known in the Tibetan Buddhist world mainly through his reputation as a historian and as a proponent of the gzhan stong view of ultimate reality. The focus of the present study is not however on these aspects of Tāranātha at all. In fact it challenges them as being the hallmarks by which he should be remembered. Instead it demonstrates that Tāranātha, like many other Tibetan prelates, worked hard at creating a literary image of himself which would give him something unique in the Tibetan world. This strategy was nothing new, such activities having been part of the religious world for centuries. What made Tāranātha unique was his connections to the Indian world through his many meetings with visiting Indian siddhas and pandits. These many encounters were integrated into Tāranātha's autobiography, the Liberation Account of the Wanderer, Tāranātha and his Secret Liberation Accounts to reinforce the series of what he regarded as his many previous incarnations in India. The thesis demonstrates how this gave Tāranātha both a lauded past in India and a 'marketable' present in Tibet as inheritor of the latest tantric technologies from India. The thesis seeks primarily to humanize Tāranātha and to allow us to see the manner in which he worked in the real world rather than the version usually recorded for posterity in most hagiographic writing. As my main source I use both Tāranātha's autobiography and his Secret Liberation Accounts as well as a variety of his other texts.

The focus of this study does not fall exclusively upon Tāranātha himself, although that is the main context. It also examines two Indian siddhas, Sāntigupta and Buddhaguptanātha, through whom Tāranātha authenticated and legitimized his own sense of 'Indian-ness'. Two chapters are dedicated to the lives of these figures, but always with an accent upon their relevance to Tāranātha himself. Tāranātha's Life of Buddhaguptanātha is presented as a translation in Appendix II. Finally, the thesis shows how the complex lives of prelates such as Tāranātha' were inextricably involved with the purely practical world of realpolitik, a world which ultimately, Tāranātha' was unable to extricate himself from."--Abstract, leaves iv-v.

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