Master Zangley Dukpa

Zangley Dukpa

For a very average boy, he is quite full of himself. Very pompous. However, he seems to notice his own limitations and disguises it with expensive clothes, treats for classmates and by saying “thhhiiiirrr” for “the”. That’s all I can say about his educational accomplishments. He is dull but resourceful and ambitious. Teachers at a neighbouring school said he came by and asked for tuition, spent most of the time cleaning their houses and washing their clothes and then asked for a report card at the end of the year! He hoped it would be better than the one in his own school. As I said, he is resourceful.

I can imagine him as a contractor with many labourers to run around under him. Or at best as an administration officer in a remote area. He needs an audience and people to praise him. But his dullness and dimwittedness means the audience has to be illiterate or willing to pretend.

Drukpa Kinley
This story from Drukpa Kinley

Drukpa Kinley, from the 1400s, is one of Bhutan's foremost saints and yogis. He was known for his crazy methods of enlightening other beings, which earned him the title "The Divine Madman".