This amazing trilogy, aptly named The Light of Kailash, offers an open, daring, holistic, unbiased approach to the study of the cultural and spiritual heritage of Tibet and to the understanding of the origin of this fascinating and endangered civilization.
author: Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
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Availability date: 06/21/2020
Translator’s Foreword 7 I. Identifying the Human Generations of Ancient Tibet 13 1. The Five Sons of King sKya-seng 13 2. The Monkey Meditator Bodhisattva and the Crag-Demoness 15 3. The Tibetans as Descendants of the Chang Ethnic Group 26 Ii. Identifying the Bon Lineages of Tibet in the Later Period 35 1. Revealed Bon, Derived Bon, Transformed Bon 35 2. The Mutual Criticism of Bon-pos and Buddhists 48 3. The Suppression of Bon by the Dharmarāja Khri-srong lDe’u-btsan 64 Iii. Identifying the Royal Lineages of Tibet in the Later Period 73 1. The Royal Lineages from King gNya’-khri bTsan-po to the Dharmarāja Srong-btsan 73 2. The Thirty-fifth Ruler of Tibet: Srong-btsan sGam-po 85 2.1. Queens and Children of the Dharmarāja Srong-btsan sGam-po 96 3. The Thirty-sixth Ruler of Tibet: Gung-srong Gung-btsan 106 4. The Thirty-seventh Ruler of Tibet: Khri Mang-srong Mang-btsan 116 5. The Thirty-eighth Ruler of Tibet: ’Dus-srong Mang-po-rje 128 6. The Thirty-ninth Ruler of Tibet: Khri-lde gTsug-brtan 137 7. The Fortieth Ruler of Tibet: Khri-srong lDe’u-btsan 151 8. The Forty-first Ruler of Tibet: Mu-ne bTsan-po 169 8.1. Queens and Children of Mu-ne bTsan-po 172 9. The Forty-second Ruler of Tibet: Mu-rum bTsan-po 182 10. The Forty-third Ruler of Tibet: Khri-lde Srong-btsan 189 11. The Forty-fourth Ruler of Tibet: Khri-gtsug lDe-btsan 206 12. The Forty-fifth Ruler of Tibet: Khri Dar-ma ’U-dum-btsan 215 Iv. Identifying the Written Language of Tibet in the Later Period 229 1. Did Thon-mi Sam-bho-ṭa Create the Written Tibetan Language or Not? 229 2. Zhang Zhung Cultural Influence and the Political Status of the Tibetan Kings 243 V. Identifying the Civilization of Tibet in the Later Period 249 1. Characteristics of the Tibetan Civilization after the Introduction and Integration of Indian and Chinese Cultural Phenomena 251 2. The Ten Cultural Sciences of Tibet 280 Bibliography 311 Indexes 321
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