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Crazy wisdom, also known as holy madness, is a manifestation of certain spiritual adepts where they behave in unconventional, outrageous, or unexpected fashion. It is considered to be a universal aspect of spiritual communication, in which the adept employs esoteric and seemingly unspiritual methods to awaken an observer's consciousness.
In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition it is known as yeshe chölwa, and is held to be one of the manifestations of a siddha or a mahasiddha. Teachers such as the eighty four mahasiddhas, Marpa, Milarepa and Drukpa Kunley (also known as the Divine Madman) are associated with this type of behavior.
- ↑ The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice By Georg Feuerstein; p25
- ↑ Rational Mysticism: Dispatches from the Border Between Science and Spirituality By John Horgan; p53
- ↑ The Best Buddhist Writing 2009 By Melvin McLeod; p158-165
- ↑ "Chögyam Trungpa as a Siddha" by Reginald Ray, in Recalling Chögyam Trungpa By Fabrice Midal; p204
- ↑ Mad and Divine: Spirit and Psyche in the Modern World By Sudhir Kakar; p41