Product Description. Gendun Choephel is a legendary figure in Tibet. Believed to be the reincarnation of a famous Buddhist lama, this promising young monk. Visionary, artist, poet, iconoclast, philosopher, adventurer, master of the arts of love, tantric yogin, Buddhist saint. These are some of the terms that describe. A new translation of The Passion Book brings to light author Gendun Chopel’s belief that even sexual pleasure could be a path to enlightenment.
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A very useful perspective on recent Tibetan history. The well known historian Kashi Prasad Jaiswal wrote: These essays were critical of modern HinduismChristianityand British imperialism.
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His prose was magnificent. He was bitten by the travel-bug quite early in life. Enraptured and eager to experience it all, Choephel shrugged off fendun monastic habits and began an inner exploration of sensual pleasure through tobacco, alcohol and women. Gendun ChoephelRahula Sankrityayana.
Sankrityayana accompanied by Ananda Kausalayana, a Buddhist monk and scholar, left for Europe and England during the year Where is the UN and the Vatican on this? Olcott Helena Roerich J. He completed The Passion Book in a work of poems written in Tibetan verse.
He got associated with the Tibetan Revolutionary Party ; and, designed its logo: As a monk he was reputed to be unsurpassed in debate, yet one wonders how someone so well-versed in the teachings of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and those followed could so ignore those teachings especially those on renunciation of worldly pleasures.
How could an Empire be prosperous unless its common people are exploited? You will not get this life again. Showing of 7 reviews. In my article on Tibetan Buddhism, which I posted quite sometime back, I made a brief reference to the efforts of Mahapandita Rahula Sankrityayana in bringing back from Tibet, precious books and ancient manuscripts that were no longer available in India.
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See all customer images. Review A beautifully observed blend of biography, road movie, history and travelogue. He also wrote on the subject of politics, and became cuoephel with the Tibet Improvement Party, which was based in Kalimpong. He advised me to dig into Pali texts if I have to understand the Buddha and his teachings. He learned photography as well. While in England, the celebrated Indologist Theodor Stcherbatsky was greatly impressed by the scholarship of Sankrityayana ; andinvited him to Russia.
He was ready to accept change; he refused to be tied sown to a fixed idea or to an ideal.
Sankrityayana, therefore, took a circuitous and a very hazardous route to Tibet, which was gendkn traveled. ButSankritiyayana tried to project it as an age of tyranny and oppression.
His basic education was in Urdu and Sanskrit at the village school. Some say; he learnt Devi Upasana during this period.
Terms and conditions apply. At the Universityhe taught IndologySanskrit and Bengali. Product Description Gendun Choephel is a legendary figure in Tibet. He was a major figure in the field of Hindi literature.
Views Read Edit View history. He stayed in Russia for more than ten years, until The India — Tibet border, during the British Raj, was virtually sealed; and, it was extremely difficult to enter Tibet from India.
Retrieved from ” http: He was a philosopher, historian, artist, translator, traveller and a campaigner for the modernisation of Tibet. He learnt Pali and Sinhalese languages; and studied the Buddhist texts — the Tipitakas — in the original. He again left Varanasi on a long pilgrimage of South India. Sources of Tibetan Tradition.
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Who knew that Tibetans keep pictures of Chairman Mao on their walls to ward off demons? Believed to be the reincarnation of a famous Buddhist lama, this promising young monk turned his back on monastic life and became a fierce critic of his country’s religious conservatism, cultural isolationism and reactionary government. In honour of him, Patna MuseumPatnahas a special section, where a number of rare manuscripts, paintings and other gehdun collected by him are displayed.
Read more about DVD formats. Genduj beautifully observed blend of genndun, road movie, history and travelogue. His favorite line from the Buddha was: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. And when some intelligent people claimed the opposite, they were exposed to various difficulties, such as being burnt alive. They had a daughter Jaya and a son Jeta. Have one to sell? He strove hard for the cause of Hindi.