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C. i General mythology forms'a special chapter (x\\), but it is necessary at this stage to sketch the mythology which bears directly upon the doctrinal developments. '-' Even in Brahmanic mythology the hosts of the gods, including India, the greatest god in Vedic times, are subject to the universal law of dissolution at the end of a Kalpa, or cycle of time, when the Triad god-head A. Dalai Lama will give teachings on Dharmakirti's Pramanavarttika in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, at the new new Assembly Hall of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery [following the inaugural ceremonies in the morning of December 20].

Pages: 354

Publisher: Brill (September 14, 2012)

ISBN: 9004203931

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Specifically, paintings and statues depicting the perfected states of various Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who have transcended the sorrows of cyclic existence serve as ideal types to which the spiritually inclined may aspire; paintings evoking the "pure lands" or paradises of various Buddhas point to the possibility of a happier, more fulfilling existence for the religious practitioner after death; didactic paintings, such as the "Wheel of Life" (bhava-cakra, srid pa'i 'khor lo) on display here, graphically portray the diverse conditions in which sentient beings find themselves, explain the mechanics of cyclic existence, and suggest the possibility of becoming liberated from such circumstances; certain paintings expressly depict the variously pacific and violent visions said to occur in the intermediate period (antarabhava, bar do) between one's death and rebirth, the viewing of which prepares one to recognize such visions when they actually occur; images of furious "Protectors of the Doctrine" (dharma-pala, chos skyong) adorned with bone ornaments and freshly flayed animal skins serve both as a reminder of the imminence of death, and as an inspiration to make the best use of the opportunities afforded by transitory human existence; and ritual implements and musical instruments are used in ceremonies designed to ward off obstacles and insure fortuitous circumstances for the recently deceased online. Consider this excerpt from Togden's letter to the quarterly magazine Tricycle, The Buddhist Review. [10] Like the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, I am a Buddhist monk who likes movies download Crazy for Wisdom: The Making of a Mad Yogin in Fifteenth-Century Tibet (Brill's Tibetan Studies Library) pdf. Wish them to be free from suffering, and the root of suffering Tidbits from Tibet. But, if my book, not- withstanding its shortcomings, proves of real use to those seeking information on the Buddhism of Tibet, as well as on the later Indian developments of Buddhism, and to future workers in these fields, I shall feel amply rewarded for all my labours. Preface Note on Pronunciation List of Abbreviations ... Introductory — Division of Subject S. Metaphysical Sources of the Doctrine VI epub.

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