Dying with Confidence: A Tibetan Buddhist Guide to Preparing

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The yogic method started appearing in Tibet (from India) somewhere around the late eighth century. He first meditates on "the guardian-deities," mur- muring thus: "The upper part (of the divine abode) is of thunderbolt 1 He usually wearsa mantle (stod-gyog), on which are embroidered mystic Chinese emblems of luck, including the 2 Bat, etc. Ogiwara’s version marks errors with “!” and places corrections in brackets, as well as adding many new entries. Matsubara will problematize this tendency to privilege this "experiential Hakuin" at the risk of ignoring his equally present and cogent moral voice.

Pages: 192

Publisher: Wisdom Publications (September 21, 2010)

ISBN: 0861716566

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