Buddhist Scriptures by Edward Conze, Anonymous, Donald S. Lopez, Jr.

By Edward Conze, Anonymous, Donald S. Lopez, Jr.

Whereas Buddhism has no principal textual content such as the Bible or Koran, there's a robust physique of scripture from throughout Asia that encompasses the dharma, or the lessons of the Buddha. during this wealthy anthology, eminent pupil Donald S. Lopez, Jr., brings jointly works from a vast old and geographical variety, and from such languages as Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, chinese language, and jap. There are stories of the Buddha's earlier lives, a dialogue of features and skills for a monk, and an exploration of the numerous meanings of enlightenment. jointly they supply a brilliant photo of the Buddha and of the enormous and profound nature of the Buddhist culture.

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Three years after Sangay Gyatso became the Desi, the Dalai Lama passed away in 1682 at the age of 68 years. And Desi Sangay Gyatso, the man who shared the full confidence of the Dalai Lama, was to begin his extraordinary and sometimes bizarre odyssey on the stage ofTibetan history. 2 Tsanyang Gyatso: The Unique Dalai Lama ( 1683- 1706) “White Crane! Lend me your wings I will not fly far From Lithang, I shall return,” wrote a desolate and lonely Tsanyang Gyatso, the Sixth Dalai S oLama, to a girlfriend of his in Shol town in 1706, when he was forcibly being taken away to China by the Mongol and Manchu soldiers of Qosot Lhazang Khang—away from his people and the Potala Palace.

With reinforcement from Boatin Kungteji, Gushri Khan took the Chogthu tribes by surprise between two hills and the latter lost the war at the last battle of the bloody hill (Olago). The Chogthu leader was killed by Gushri Khans brother and the surviving soldiers surrendered. When the Chogthu Mongols left at Tengri Nor lake by Arsalang heard what tragedy had befallen their tribe in Kokonor, they decided to setde down at Tenfri Nor itself, realising the futility of joining forces with the Desi Tsangpa or returning to Kokonor to fight the Qosot Gushri Khan.

Due to the scandalous nature of this relationship, the third Desi resigned in 1675 and left Lhasa for his estates in Zangri. The Dalai Lama then asked Sangay Gyatso (1653-1705), a very young monk, to be the fourth Desi, but he declined the offer on the grounds of his youth and inexperience. Therefore his uncle Lozang Jinpa was appointed the Desi until 1679, when the 27-year-old Sangay Gyatso came of age. Though most of the persons appointed Desi after Sonam Chophel would pass away insignificantly in the history of Tibet, Desi Sangay Gyatso was destined to leave his mark on the country and its history.

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