Author: Glenn H Mullen
Publisher: New Age Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178221179
This book provides a general background of the subjects of Tibet, the tradition of Dalai Lama incarnations, and the cultural concepts of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist thought.
It also presents a biographical account of the second Dalai Lama and facilitates his songs and poems and a sensitivity of the language and structures that he uses. It is an attempt to project a sense of what Tibet was like for a lama of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries and commentary to the songs and poems that comprise his namgur collection.
The Second Dalai-Lama’s mystical poems and lyrical visions are permeated with the ecstasy of enlightenment and born of genuine selflessness.
The Tibetan tradition of mystical verse is brought stunningly to life by renowned translator Glenn Mullin through these spontaneous outpourings of the ecstasy of enlightenment. Step into the visionary life of the outspoken and unconventional Second Dalai Lama, who was ‘crazed’ by the wisdom of the nature of reality.
Prefaced by a readable and comprehensive introduction to the life and times of this wise exponent of spiritual knowledge, these poems are shining, lyric illuminations of Buddhist life. Each is prefaced by a translator’s preamble.
These charming, wise and songful teachings are highly recommended.
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