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Larsson, S. (2019). Gtsang smyon Heruka. In: Jonathan A. Silk (Ed.), Brill’s Encyclopedia of Buddhism: Volume II: Lives (pp. 1171-1174). Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers
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2019 (English)In: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Buddhism: Volume II: Lives / [ed] Jonathan A. Silk, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2019, p. 1171-1174Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2019
Series
Handbook of Oriental Studies : Section 2 South Asia, ISSN 0169-9377
National Category
History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30539 (URN)978-90-04-29937-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-08-22 Created: 2019-08-22 Last updated: 2019-08-26Bibliographically approved
Larsson, S. (2019). Konstruktiv religionskritik och buddhism. In: Olof Franck och Mikael Stenmark (Ed.), Konstruktiv religionskritik: Filosofiska, teologiska och pedagogiska perspektiv (pp. 49-82). Stockholm: Sanoma utbildning
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2019 (Swedish)In: Konstruktiv religionskritik: Filosofiska, teologiska och pedagogiska perspektiv / [ed] Olof Franck och Mikael Stenmark, Stockholm: Sanoma utbildning , 2019, p. 49-82Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Sanoma utbildning, 2019
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30541 (URN)978-91-523-5591-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-08-22 Created: 2019-08-22 Last updated: 2019-08-26Bibliographically approved
Larsson, S. (2019). Konstruktiv religionskritik och buddhism. Religion & Livsfrågor (3)
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2019 (Swedish)In: Religion & Livsfrågor, ISSN 0347-2159, no 3Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-31195 (URN)
Available from: 2019-12-06 Created: 2019-12-06 Last updated: 2019-12-06Bibliographically approved
Larsson, S. (2019). Mi la ras pa sings again: an examination of the songs of Gtsang smyon Heruka. In: 15th International Association for Tibetan Studies Seminar Paris, France, 7-13 July 2019: . Paper presented at Bidraget ingick i följande panel: Mgur: Songs of Realization in Tibetan Culture Panelen organiserades av Stefan Larsson and Carl Yamamoto.
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2019 (English)In: 15th International Association for Tibetan Studies Seminar Paris, France, 7-13 July 2019, 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

According to his disciples and himself, Gtsang smyon Heruka (1452-1507) was an incarnation of Mi la ras pa, one of the most famous and popular composers of mgur in Tibet. Gtsang smyon devoted his life to following in the footsteps of his former incarnation. He meditated in the same caves, wandered the same paths, and like Mi la ras pa, he expressed his realization in songs. Gtsang smyon also compiled and printed Mi la ras pa’s song collection (mgur ’bum), and thereby contributed a great deal to making Mi la ras pa’s poetry well known. Mi la ras pa’s religious songs is likely the most famous and important examples of mgur ever recorded in Tibet. In contrast, Gtsang smyon’s own songs, which are strikingly similar to Mi la ras pa’s, remain quite unknown. Besides Gtsang smyon’s disciples, few Tibetan writers quote or refer to them, and relatively few Tibetans seem to be aware of their existence. In 1508, a group of disciples compiled these songs, and a song collection entitled Rje btsun gtsang pa he ru ka’i mgur ’bum rin po che dbang gi rgyal po thams cad mkhyen pa’i lam ston was printed. I have spent the last years translating this text and the present paper will be devoted to presenting and analyzing some of the songs in it. The songs, which are strikingly similar to Mi la ras pa’s, are a testimony of Gtsang smyon’s mastery of mgur and provides us with insight to the way in which Gtsang smyon taught Dharma to his disciples. The songs also offers fascinating glimpses of the wandering yogic life style that both he and many of his disciples followed. Focusing on the songs that Gtsang smyon sang to his heart son Rin chen dpal bzang po (n.d.) and to his female companion Kun tu bzang mo (1464-1549), the paper will scrutinize Gtsang smyon’s songs and describe some of their main characteristics. Having analyzed these songs and quoted sections from them, I will compare the songs in Gtsang smyon’s song collection with the same songs as rendered by his disciples Rgod tshang ras pa (1482-1559) and Lha btsun rin chen rnam rgyal (1473-1557) in their respective biographies of Gtsang smyon. Although Lha btsun rin chen rnam rgyal compiled his version of the biography later than Rgod tshang ras pa, he renders the songs somewhat differently. These differences indicates that diverse versions of Gtsang smyon’s songs were in circulation among his disciples after his collected songs had been printed. This raises questions regarding how songs such as these were transmitted.

National Category
Arts
Research subject
no Strategic Research Area (SFO)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-31496 (URN)
Conference
Bidraget ingick i följande panel: Mgur: Songs of Realization in Tibetan Culture Panelen organiserades av Stefan Larsson and Carl Yamamoto
Available from: 2020-01-20 Created: 2020-01-20 Last updated: 2020-03-23Bibliographically approved
Larsson, S. (2019). Tibet's Crazy Yogins. In: Jonathan A. Silk (Ed.), Brill's Encylopedia of Buddhism, Volume II: Lives (pp. 1239-1245). Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tibet's Crazy Yogins
2019 (English)In: Brill's Encylopedia of Buddhism, Volume II: Lives / [ed] Jonathan A. Silk, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2019, p. 1239-1245Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2019
Series
Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 2 South Asia, ISSN 0169-9377
National Category
History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30540 (URN)978-90-04-29937-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-08-22 Created: 2019-08-22 Last updated: 2019-08-26Bibliographically approved
Larsson, S. (2018). The Holy Madmen of Tibet [and] The Life of the Madman of Ü [Review]. History of Religions, 58(2), 209-214
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Holy Madmen of Tibet [and] The Life of the Madman of Ü
2018 (English)In: History of Religions, ISSN 0018-2710, E-ISSN 1545-6935, Vol. 58, no 2, p. 209-214Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Chicago Press, 2018
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-28701 (URN)10.1086/699264 (DOI)000450453900010 ()
Available from: 2018-11-28 Created: 2018-11-28 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved
Larsson, S. (2018). Tsangnyön Herukas sånger: en studie och översättning av en tibetansk buddhistisk yogis religiösa poesi (1ed.). Lund: Nordic Academic Press
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2018 (Swedish)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2018. p. 270 Edition: 1
Keywords
Religiös poesi Tibetansk buddhism
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-28668 (URN)10.21525/kriterium.10 (DOI)9789188661340 (ISBN)9789188661357 (ISBN)
Note

Boken är utgiven från Nordic Academic Press Checkpoint - en serie för böcker som genomgått peer review enligt specifika riktlinjer. Den är samtidigt utgiven inom Kriterium, ett konsortium som sakkunniggranskar svensk vetenskaplig litteratur.

Available from: 2018-11-26 Created: 2018-11-26 Last updated: 2018-12-31Bibliographically approved
Larsson, S. (2017). Review of Cécile Ducher’s Building a Tradition: The Lives of Mar-pa the Translator [Review]. Cahiers d’Extrême-Asie, 26
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Review of Cécile Ducher’s Building a Tradition: The Lives of Mar-pa the Translator
2017 (English)In: Cahiers d’Extrême-Asie, ISSN 0766-1177, Vol. 26Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-29010 (URN)
Available from: 2018-12-31 Created: 2018-12-31 Last updated: 2019-01-02Bibliographically approved
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