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The Charisma of Tibet
Authorship Description
Lokesh Chandra.
Bibliographical Details 278 p. ills. (partly col.). maps. 29 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Aditya Prakashan.
ISBN-10 8177421662
ISBN-13 9788177421668, 978-8177421668
Year of Publication 2017.
Series Sata-Pitaka Series, Indo-Asian Literatures - Vol. 653.
Further Details In association with International Academy of Indian Culture, New Delhi.
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KK Stock No. KK-134562
The Charisma of Tibet

"`The Charisma of Tibet' is the flowering (padma) of the jewelline (mani) Dharma (om) in its depths (hum). This book surveys problems beginning with the statue of the Chinese Queen in the Potala, the role of Bactrians, the original home and Pure Land of Padmasambhava, the independence of Tibet throughout history, and so on. The 5th chapter begins with Tibet as the source all the major rivers of Asia, the 6th details historical works, the 7th is the palaeography of indic scripts in manuals, the 8th sketches iconographic xylographs, the 9th is one some philosophical texts, and 10th is on Sanskrit-Tibetan lexicography. The last chapter has the unknown Mangalastaka of Kalidasa both in Sanskrit and Tibetan. The fourfold classification of Tantras, modelled after the four sections of Saiva agamas is discussed. The origin of the toponym Oddiyana, the restoration of the purity of the Bodhisattva's path by Sridipankara-jnana, report of an interview of Prof. Raghu Vira with Dr. Heinrich Harer, a Tibetan roll discovered in a statue from Nalanda, the writing of Tibetan textbooks as the Tibetans started coming to India in large numbers, the historic studies of Koroesi Csoma Sandor that laid the foundations of scientific Tibetology, and the development of ayurveda in Tibet. The book is a complete record of the Tibetan studies of Prof. Raghu Vira and his son Lokesh Chandra to whom it was seeking the soul of Buddhist culture. The Avatamsaka-sutras say: `Mind makes the Buddhas'.
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1. Preface

2. Identity of Tibet

3. Tibet's Personality by Prof. Raghu Vira

4. Seeking the soul of India's culture in Tibet

5. Tibet: the source of the rivers of Asia

6. Annals of Buddhism in India and Tibet

7. Paleography of Indian scripts in Tibet

8. Buddhist iconography of Tibet

9. Philosophical literature of Tibet

10. Tibetan-Sanskrit lexicography

11. Tibetan texts

12. Collceted works of Tibetan masters and the Sacred Canon

13. Ayurveda in Tibet

14. Kalidasa's Magalastaka

15. My articles on Tibet

16. Literature cited

17. Index

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