Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism

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Weiser Books, Jan 15, 1969 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 320 pages
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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.
  

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This is a serious scholarly work but serious scholars may not like it because of it's intuitive nature, serious scholars tend to not have any intuition and are jealous to see others shine. This book is well worth the couple dollars and it really establishes the spirit of Tibetan mysticism. Written by a 20-year student of the Karma Kagyu order, it doesn't at all betray the spirit in which Tibetan Buddhism presents itself but to the contrary it expands on that spirit tremendously. 

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Fantastic Book. An excellent way of bringing Buddhism to the West. I reference Govinda in many of my books. Well worth the read. Read full review

Contents

Preface
13
a The Origin and the Universal Character of the Sacred Syllable
21
The Decadence of Mantric Tradition
29
Buddhism as Laving Experience
35
The Universal Path and the Revaluation of the Sacred Syllable
44
The Philosophers Stone and the Elixir of Life
51
MAiyi the Jewel of the Mind as the Philosophers Stone
57
Mind and Matter
66
The Seedsyllable HCM and the Importance of the Ddkim
190
The Ecstasy of Breakingthrough in the Experience of Medita
198
The Mandala of the KnowledgeHolding Deities according
201
The Mystery of Body Speech and Mind and the Inner Path
206
The Doctrine of the Three Bodies and the Three Planes
213
The Nirmanakaya as the Highest Form of Realization
221
The MultiDimensionality of the Great Mantra
228
Avalokiteharas Descent into the Six Realms of the World
234

The Double Role of the Mind manas
73
Transformation and the Realization of Completeness
80
The Lotus as Symbol of Spiritual Unfoldment
89
Part Four
127
The Doctrine of Psychic Centres in Hinduism and Buddhism
133
The Psychic Centres of KundalimiToga and their Physiological
140
to the tradition of the KundaliniToga
146
The Doctrine of Psychic Energies and of the Five Sheaths koia
147
The Three Currents of Force and their Channels in
155
Psycho Physical Processes in the Yoga of the Inner Fire
166
The Centres of Psychic Force in the Yoga of the Inner Fire
173
Symbolism of the Seedsyllable as HOM of the Five Wisdoms
186
The Formula of Dependent Origination Pratltyasamutpdda
241
Diagram of the Wheel of Life
242
The Principle of Polarity in the Symbolism of the Six Realms
247
Relationship of the DhyaniBuddhas and the Six Sacred Syllables
253
Epilogue and Synthesis
259
The Double Vajra vtivavajro with the Seedsyllable AH
262
Amoghasiddhis AllAccomplishing Wisdom as Liberation from
265
The Fearlessness of the BodhisatttfaPth
272
APPENDIX
281
Bibliography
293
Index of Indian and Tibetan Words
299
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