Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism

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2012 Reprint of 1960 New York Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Lama Anagarika Govinda, born Ernst Lothar Hoffman, was the founder of the order of the Arya Maitreya Mandala and an expositor of Tibetan Buddhism, Abhidharma, Buddhist Meditation as well as other aspects of Buddhism. He was also a painter and poet. This title is a complete explanation of the esoteric principles of Mantra that also clarifies the differences between Hindu and Tibetan ...
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2012 Reprint of 1960 New York Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Lama Anagarika Govinda, born Ernst Lothar Hoffman, was the founder of the order of the Arya Maitreya Mandala and an expositor of Tibetan Buddhism, Abhidharma, Buddhist Meditation as well as other aspects of Buddhism. He was also a painter and poet. This title is a complete explanation of the esoteric principles of Mantra that also clarifies the differences between Hindu and Tibetan yoga. Translated into many languages, this is an important text for any student of Buddhism. With bibliography, index, and illustrations.
Contents: Om : the path of universality -- Mani : the path of unification and of inner equality -- Padma : the path of creative vision -- Hum : the path of integration -- Om mani padme hum : the path of the great mantra -- Ah : the path of action.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781614273639
  • Publisher: Martino Fine Books
  • Publication date: 10/31/2012
  • Pages: 318
  • Sales rank: 366,732
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.71 (d)

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  • Posted August 29, 2009

    You must read this book.

    This book is truly amazing. Govinda starts his explanation of Tibetan Mysticism with the established rule that merely reciting a mantra without understanding the meaning of the word(s) is meaningless. He then commences to explain the meaning of each and every word, indeed, each letter, of the mantra, "Om Mani Padme Hum." In the process of doing so, he explains the differences and similarities of Tibetan and Hindu religion, philosophy and cosmology. The reading matter is deep, it is ponderous, sometimes other-worldly, but it is always facinating. It reads from a wisdom learned from a past age. He writes with authority and clarity.

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