Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism: According to the Esoteric Teachings of the Great Mantra Om Mani Padme Hum
by Govinda, Anagarika
310,  pp. 8vo. Lama Anagarika Govinda, a member of the Kargyutpa Order, has spent decades at the feet of masters in Tibetan hermitages and monasteries studying Tibetan Mysticisms. He explains all the technical terms of the Buddhist Tantra, the esoteric principles of mantra (with descriptions of the terrible deities evoked by certain practices). He clarifies the differences between Hindu and Tibetan yoga and devotes other chapters on the system of germ syllables, the psychic centers, the wheel of life, the Buddha's three bodies, and many other concepts. The book also contains a selection ob photographs depicting 11th century statues in Western Tibeet, together with many superb drawings and diagrams prepared by the author himself and clarifying profound concepts. First edition. Corners rubbed with minor loss from spine base, ink owner information & bookplate on front endpaper, pencil marginalia on a few pages and brief pencil notes on rear endpaper. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1960. First Edition. Good/No Jacket. (Inventory #: 2195372)
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