12 November 2009

"The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems" by Thuken Losang Chokyi Nyima (1737–1802)

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The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems is officially on my holiday wish list:
"... Like most Tibetan texts on philosophical systems, this work covers the major schools of India, both Buddhist and non-Buddhist, but then goes on to discuss in detail the entire range of Tibetan traditions as well, with separate chapters on the Nyingma, Kadam, Kagyu, Shije, Sakya, Jonang, Geluk, and Bon schools. Not resting there, Thuken goes on to describe the major traditions of China—Confucian, Daoist, and the multiple varieties of Buddhist—as well as those of Mongolia, Khotan, and even Shambhala."

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