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Snow Lion's Turquoise Mane, The

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Authentic Buddhist teaching tales from the Hidden Kingdom of Tibet - many never before translated into English.

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Publisher's Synopsis
This remarkable book brings together more than 150 authentic Buddhist teaching tales from the Hidden Kingdom of Tibet — most never before translated into English. These captivating stories, legends and yarns — passed orally from teacher to student — capture the vibrant wisdom of an ancient and still-living oral tradition. Magical, whimsical, witty and ribald, The Snow Lion's Turquoise Mane unfolds a luminous vision of a universe where basic goodness, harmony, and hope prevails.

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"This is a beautifully produced book and these poetically translated and retold stories capture for us the vibrant wisdom of an ancient and still-living oral tradition. The author is himself a trained American lama and Buddhist scholar thoroughly steeped in this precious heritage. The stories are, as it were, straight from the Snow Lion's mouth, as the introduction by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche generally attest."       ~Mu Soeng Sunim

Excerpt
"...the gnostic tradition in Tibet originated with the enlightened yogic adepts and 'divine madmen' of ancient India. These inspired upholders of 'crazy wisdom' were holy fools who disdained speculative metaphysics and institutionalized religious forms. Carefree iconoclastic yogis called siddhas... expressed the unconditional freedom of enlightenment through divinely inspired foolishness. They vastly preferred to celebrate the inherent freedom and sacredness of authentic being rather than cling to external religious forms and moral systems. Through their playful eccentricity, these rambunctious spiritual tricksters served to free others from delusion, social inhibitions, specious morality, and complacence - in short, from all variety of mindforged manacles."

Author Surya Das, Lama (Jeffrey Miller)
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 255 pp.
Publisher HarperCollins 1992
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