|Author(s) : Gyatso, Janet
|Publishers Price : £30.95
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|ISBN : 0691009481|
|EAN : 9780691009483|
|Cover : Paperback|
|Pages : 384|
|Size : 228 x 152mm|
|Publisher : Princeton Univ Press|
|Published : 1999|
|Category : Biography
Category 2 : Tibetan Buddhism: Nyingma
Gyatso focuses on the outstanding pair of secret autobiographies by the famed Tibetan Buddhist visionary, Jigme Lingpa (1730-1798). Her translation and groundbreaking investigation into the Tibetan tradition of secret autobiographies presents an illuminating exploration of these personal and intimate religious experiences. Dancing Moon is an account of the Nyingma lama`s significant esoteric experiences, and Dakki`s Secret Talk is a narrative of the events and visions associated with his major scriptural revelation.
"It is only one of the many virtues of Apparitions of the Self that it gives us, at last, a full portrait of a Buddhist saint in all his self-admitted complexity and ambiguity." Journal of Asian Studies.
"This exceptional volume combines concise and felicitous translation with clear commentary and insightful analysis. What lends considerable interest to this work is the comparison Gyatso makes between Tibetan literature and Western literary theory...serves as a model of innovative scholarship." Choice.
"This book will attract readers from as many disciplines as Gyatso herself effectively musters." Religious Studies Review.
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