Secret Lives of the Dalai Lama: The Untold Story of the Holy by Alexander Norman

By Alexander Norman

The entire tale of the Dalai Lamas

   His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is understood to the area for his efforts to maintain Tibetan tradition and for his inspiring religious teachings. usually overlooked, notwithstanding, is the lengthy, colourful background from which this so much loved of holy males has emerged. In Secret Lives of the Dalai Lama, Alexander Norman tells this tale in complete for the 1st time, from Tibetan Buddhism’s foundational narratives to the present-day difficulty confronted by way of Tibet. 
   And what a narrative it truly is. besides devoted priests selflessly serving the Tibetan humans, between His Holiness’s religious forebears there are a Dalai Lama who waged wars, a womanizing and drunk poet, and a number of other who wound up useless following disputes over temporal energy. additionally, whereas Western practitioners specialise in Tibetan Buddhism’s releasing imaginative and prescient of enlightenment, it concurrently comprises ritual practices of prophecy and magic, in addition to a bright pantheon of deities and demons.
   In the top, even if Tibet falls in need of the Western myths of a Himalayan utopia, through illuminating the historic fight towards compassion and selflessness embodied within the Dalai Lama lineage, Secret Lives of the Dalai Lama eventually finds a truth that's tremendously extra compelling than any romance of “Shangri-La” and offers deeper purposes for admiring Tibetan culture.

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Mein a ori- Cada uno de estos continentes tiene dos satélites; en el que está a la izquierda de) nuestro viven los rakshasas, demonios enemigos de la humanidad, que rondan los cementerios, inteniimpen los sacrificios, hostigan a la gente piadosa, animan los cadáveres y devoran a los seres humanos. Pueden ser horribles o hermosos; algunos tienen un solo ojo, otros una sola oreja; irnos caminan sobre dos piernas, otros sobre tres, otros sobre cuatro. En la poesía épica tienen determinados epítetos: homicidas, dañinos, ladrones de ofrendas, fuertes les, en la penumbra, noctámbulos, caníba- carnívoros, bebedores de sangre, morde- que en el Padma-Sambhava, dores, glotones, carinegros.

Esto quiere decir eterno principio de todo disipa numdos, pleno e ro está ser, indivisible. Si se destaiyera el humano y se salvara im universo se salvaría con géne- solo indi\^iduo, el él. Otros maestros del Vedanta agregan que el error fundamental de las almas es identifi- que habitan y buscar placeres sensuales, que las atan al mundo y carse con los cueipos son causa de sucesivas reencarnaciones. La ejecución desinteresada de los deberes que Vedas imponen conduce a la sah'ación. Debemos amar al Creador, no a las criaturas.

Se entiende que son obra de divinidad que, la infinitas la a al cabo de cada una de las aniquilaciones del universo, los reve- Brahma; éste, mediante las palabras de los Vedas, que son eternas, crea un nuevo uni- 42 verso. Así, ra la palabra piedra es necesaria pa- que haya piedras en cada nuevo ciclo cós- inico. La mas famosa de las escuelas el Vedanta, tiene su ta quiere decir Vedas'. Se trata de Vedano 'Culminación de los raíz "Final' en filosóficas, los Vedas. un monismo panteísta, a las doctrinas occidentales afín de Parménides, Spinoza y Schopenhauer.

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