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The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems: A Tibetan Study of Asian Religious Thought (Library of Tibetan Classics Book 25) Kindle Edition
This notable work, completed at the beginning of the nineteenth century, presents an in-depth treatment of the key schools of Tibetan Buddhism--Nyingma, Kadam, Sakya, Kagyu, Gelug, and Jonang, as well as Bon. The reader-friendly translations introduce the texts to the general reader, making this a valuable contribution to our understanding of the richness of Tibetan Buddhism.-- "Mandala"
Thuken's Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems is a unique work, seeking to document the full range of philosophical traditions known in Tibet, including Indian, Chinese and, above all, indigenous Tibetan traditions. This translation is precise and a pleasure to read.--Matthew T. Kapstein, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes and the University of Chicago, editor of Buddhism Between Tibet and China --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
About the Author
Roger R. Jackson is the John W. Nason Professor of Asian Studies and Religion at Carleton College in Minnesota, where he teaches the religions of South Asia and Tibet. He has published many articles on the philosophy, ritual, meditative practices, and poetry of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism, and has written or co-edited several books, including Is Enlightenment Possible?, Tibetan Literature, Buddhist Theology, Tantric Treasures, and Mahamudra and the Bka' brgyud Tradition. He is a past editor of the Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, and is currently co-editor of the Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B071NXQL4D
- Publisher : Wisdom Publications (6 June 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 2647 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
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- Print length : 698 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,408,599 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The Crystal Mirror is an 18th Century encyclopedic guide to Tibetan and other Asian philosophies. It has a lot of information I'm not interested in as well as a great deal I want to know. It is well produced. It has an excellent index. I have used it to look into areas where I have questions - Mahamudra, for instance. It is clear and concise. I found out why Amulet Mahamudra has that name. Its two parts fit together like the front and back of an amulet box (gau). I have had instruction that did not include this explanation. I also found out that Mahamudra includes a range of things and is not just one teaching.
This is a book I already treasure and I am sure its value to me will grow over the years.
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