Tibetan Buddhism: With Its Mystic Cults, Symbolism and Mythology, and in Its Relation to Indian Buddhism

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Courier Corporation, 1972 - Philosophy - 598 pages
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One of the most complete works ever written on this topic, from metaphysics to practical magic. Full explanation of Tibetan pantheon, with hundreds of charms and mantras, detailed coverage of doctrine of incarnation and reincarnation. Also, saints, divinity of Dalai Lama, monastic practices, sorcery and astrology, much more. 188 illustrations.
 

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Contents

List of Abbreviations xx
xx
A HISTORICAL
i
The Founder of Lamaism St Padmasamhhava in his eight forms
24
Some Sikhim Lamas
45
Mendicant Lama hlowing Thighhone Trampet
53
Tsofikapa
59
St Milampa
64
The Lord fiendl Gur
71
Tashilhunpo Monastery from a Native Dmwingl
260
Chorten and Mention in Ladak
261
Tomh of Taahi Lama
271
Lhasa and its Cathedml from a Native Dmwingl
286
TEMPI KS AND CATHEDRALS 287304
287
Captain of Guard of Dongkya Pass
292
SHRINKS AND RBLICS AND PILGEIMS 300323
300
Temptation of Sakya Muni
303

B DOCTRINAL
76
The Universe of the Lamas
80
Heavenly Birth
87
Hot Hell No 1
94
Key to the Wheel of Life
102
The Wheel of Life
108
Lamas sending Paperhorses to Tmvellers
132
Mystic Attitudes of Fingers
141
Mystic Attitudes
146
NoviceLama reading Scriptures
155
MONASTIC
165
A Lamaist Procession
169
Magic Circle of Avalokita 144
182
Lamas Hats
196
Waterhottle Wallet
202
AlarmStaff of a mendicant Monk
211
Pmyercylinder for Tahle
218
Lihatioajug and Chalicecup
225
Head Lama of Pekin
246
BUILDINGS
255
Nagarjuna
335
Elevenheaded Avalokita
357
Naro
378
E MYTHOLOGY AND GODS XIV PANTHEON AND IMAGES 324386
386
SACKED SYMBOLS AND CHARMS 387419
387
F RITUAL AXD SORCERY XVI WORSHIP AND RITUAL 420449
426
Tari the White
445
ASTROLOGY AND DIVINATION 450474
450
23
452
SORCERY AND NECROMANCT 475500
475
ff FESTIVALS ASD PLAYS XIX FESTIVALS AND HOLIDAYS 501514
501
SACRED DRAMAS MYSTIC PLAYS AND MASQUERADES 515565
515
H POPULAR LAMAISM XXI DOMESTIC AND POPULAR LIMAISM 566573
566
Chronological Table 576578
575
Atisa
576
Bibliography 578583
578
INDEX 585598
585
The First Dalai Lama
587
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