Crazy Wisdom by Chogyam Trungpa
8 Emanations of Guru Rinpoche the Padmasambhava
Is there a choice, crazy wisdom or not crazy, is wisdom always crazy? Why is this book that contains two, both a week long, seminar transcripts is called thus?
Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa in that life has affected change to the Buddhist landscape of North America more then any other master, even up to now well into the twenty first century.
To summarize topic covered in the original lectures and this book. It is an explanation of what is known as eight emanation of Guru Rinpoche the Padmasambhava and the representation of one known as Dorje Drolo is actually on the cover. And Guru Rinpoche is credited to be the founder of Tibetan Buddhism.
The book covers a life story of Guru Rinpoche through these emanations, activities and names he was known by.
And possibly Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa, just so “fresh-off-the-boat” (two years into his American experience) contemplating the undertaking, of what teacher has to do to lead perspective students away from the neurosis of everyday persistence of that, the meaningless everyday. And onto the path of freedom, path of wisdom, possibly crazy, because it is all-encompassing.
With great, traditional for these books questions and answers.