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Religions of Tibet in Practice

Religions of Tibet in Practice by Donald S. Lopez Jr.

A collection of primary sources. Heavy on commentary. Includes epics and lives, instructions for pilgrimages including notes on what offers would secure what (flowers, a human birth; incense, pure moral discipline; the three sweets of honey, sugar, and molasses, the food of the gods); consecration rituals, and ones for non-attachment at meals, and also for fasting; an account of a visit to hell; rites against hail and against a malicious gossip spirit; and more
Tags: history reviews: across eras, primary source review

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