Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines by W. Y. Evans-Wentz

By W. Y. Evans-Wentz

Books, audiotapes, and sessions approximately yoga are this day as customary as they're common, yet we within the West have just recently turn into engaged within the meditative doctrines of the East - merely within the final 70 or eighty years, actually. within the early a part of the 20 th century, it was once the pioneering efforts of prepared students like W. Y. Evans-Wentz, the past due editor of this quantity, that brought on our ongoing occidental fascination with such phenomena as yoga, Zen, and meditation. Tibetan Yoga and mystery Doctrines - a better half to the preferred Tibetan e-book of the useless, that's additionally released by means of Oxford in an authoritative Evans-Wentz variation - is a set of 7 real Tibetan yoga texts that first seemed in English in 1935. In those pages, amid beneficial images and reproductions of yoga work and manuscripts, readers will come across many of the critical meditations utilized by Hindu and Tibetan experts and philosophers during the a while within the attainment of correct wisdom and Enlightenment. unique commentaries precede every one translated textual content, and a finished creation contrasts the tenets of Buddhism with ecu notions of faith, philosophy, and technology. Evans-Wentz has additionally integrated a physique of orally transmitted traditions and teachings that he bought firsthand in the course of his fifteen-plus years of research within the Orient, findings that might curiosity any scholar of anthropology, psychology, comparative faith, or utilized Mahayana Yoga. those seven distinctive yet in detail similar texts will provide any reader a whole and whole view of the religious teachings that also tell the existence and tradition of the East. As with Evans-Wentz's different 3 Oxford titles on Tibetan faith, that are additionally showing in new variants, this 3rd variation of Tibetan Yoga and mystery Doctrines encompasses a new foreword via Donald S. Lopez, writer of the new Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West.

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By W. Y. Evans-Wentz

Books, audiotapes, and sessions approximately yoga are this day as customary as they're common, yet we within the West have just recently turn into engaged within the meditative doctrines of the East - merely within the final 70 or eighty years, actually. within the early a part of the 20 th century, it was once the pioneering efforts of prepared students like W. Y. Evans-Wentz, the past due editor of this quantity, that brought on our ongoing occidental fascination with such phenomena as yoga, Zen, and meditation. Tibetan Yoga and mystery Doctrines - a better half to the preferred Tibetan e-book of the useless, that's additionally released by means of Oxford in an authoritative Evans-Wentz variation - is a set of 7 real Tibetan yoga texts that first seemed in English in 1935. In those pages, amid beneficial images and reproductions of yoga work and manuscripts, readers will come across many of the critical meditations utilized by Hindu and Tibetan experts and philosophers during the a while within the attainment of correct wisdom and Enlightenment. unique commentaries precede every one translated textual content, and a finished creation contrasts the tenets of Buddhism with ecu notions of faith, philosophy, and technology. Evans-Wentz has additionally integrated a physique of orally transmitted traditions and teachings that he bought firsthand in the course of his fifteen-plus years of research within the Orient, findings that might curiosity any scholar of anthropology, psychology, comparative faith, or utilized Mahayana Yoga. those seven distinctive yet in detail similar texts will provide any reader a whole and whole view of the religious teachings that also tell the existence and tradition of the East. As with Evans-Wentz's different 3 Oxford titles on Tibetan faith, that are additionally showing in new variants, this 3rd variation of Tibetan Yoga and mystery Doctrines encompasses a new foreword via Donald S. Lopez, writer of the new Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West.

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Not to realize It is to wander in the Sangsāra…. ‘Not knowing the Foundation, beings aforetime erred. They were overwhelmed by the darkness of unconsciousness, whence sprang ignorance and error. Immersed in error and obscured by ignorance, the “knower” became bewildered and afraid. Then arose the concepts “I” and “Others”, together with hatred. When these had grown strong, there was born an unbroken current of sangsāric evolution. Then the “five poisons” of the obscuring passions, lust, anger, selfishness, delusion, and jealousy, flourished, and there was produced an interminable chain of evil karma.

The Superiority of the Prajñā-Pāramitā II. The Three Kinds of Prajñā III. The Personal Ego IV. The Existence or Non-Existence of Atoms INDEX DESCRIPTION OF ILLUSTRATIONS I. MODERN GURUS (I) The late Lāma Kazi Dawa-Samdup, as he appeared in the year 1919, when he was the Head Master of the State School, near Gangtok, Sikkim. In the following year he was appointed Lecturer in Tibetan to the University of Calcutta. (2) The late Srimat Kuladānanda Brahmachāry, of the Jatiababaji Math, Puri. He was one of the most beloved gurus of the Madhwāchārya Order, and had many disciples, one of whom is kneeling at his side in reverent obeisance.

In the gcod practice, the meditator imagines his or her consciousness in the form of the goddess Vajrayoginī, abiding in the central channel. She exits from the aperture at the crown of the head, at which point the meditator’s body is imagined to collapse. Vajrayoginī cuts off the crown of the skull of the prostrate body, which is immediately transformed into a huge cauldron, into which the body is thrown. The boiling of the body produces an elixir that is offered to all the buddhas, bodhisattvas, and to all sentient beings and spirits, both benevolent and malevolent.

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