My Land and My People by Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, HH Dalai

By Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, HH Dalai Lama XIV.

Account of his nine yr fight, as Tibet's temporal and non secular chief, to maintain a few degree of independence for his kingdom after the chinese language Communists invaded in 1950.

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By Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, HH Dalai Lama XIV.

Account of his nine yr fight, as Tibet's temporal and non secular chief, to maintain a few degree of independence for his kingdom after the chinese language Communists invaded in 1950.

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These, with their Sanskrit names, are Prdjndparamita, the Perfection of Wisdom; Madhycmika, the Middle Path, which urges the avoidance of extremes; Vinaya, the Canon of Monas­ tic Discipline; Abhidharma, Metaphysics; and Pramana, Logic and Dialectics. Strictly speaking, the last of these is not one of the branches or scriptures, but it is included in these Five Great Treatises to emphasize the importance of logic in de­ veloping mental powers. The Tantric part of Mdhayana is not included among them; it is studied separately.

The Potala can be seen on the plain in the background. 4. Despite our changed circumstances, my father kept up his interest in horses. Here he and two of my older brothers, Gyelo Thondup and Losang Samten, are mounted on Tibetan ponies. 5. The Potala. 6. Chensel Phodrang, my favorite palace, in the Norbulingka. 7. The Lion of Tibet—one of a pair standing at the gates to the Norbulingka. 8. Style of dress characteristic of central Tibet. 9. Style of dress characteristic of Amdo region. 10. Street scene in Lhasa.

Each student has to face a large number of opponents who choose whatever subject and whatever disputable point they think necessary to defeat their adversary, and all the standard works of Indian and Tibetan scholars, as well as Lord Buddha’s words embodied in the Sutras, are quoted to refute the contentions of the opposing party. At each of my pre­ liminary examinations, I had to compete with fifteen learned scholars in these debates, three for each of the five treatises, and defend my thesis and refute their arguments.

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