Chapter

Sufferings of Youth

Schaeffer Kurtis R.

in Himalayan Hermitess

Published in print July 2004 | ISBN: 9780195152999
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849932 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152999.003.0008
Sufferings of Youth

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This chapter begins with the ancestral background of Orgyan Chokyi's father, Drangsong Puntsok, and mother Kunga Zangmo and the anticipation of the birth of their child, hoping for a boy. But when a girl came Chokyi's mother succumbed to depression. The chapter also mentions her father's leprosy, suffering in songs and the sufferings of youth. Chokyi describes feeling both joy and sorrow at the time. Her father struggled badly with leprosy for about five years. The chapter recounts a few tales of the suffering that arose in her youth.

Keywords: Orgyan Chokyi; Drangsong Puntsok; Kunga Zangmo; leprosy; suffering; joy; sorrow; Dolma; Puntsok; youth

Chapter.  930 words. 

Subjects: Buddhism

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