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Religion of Tibet
Religion of Tibet

Religion of Tibet

by Charles Bell

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Language

English

Publisher

Motilal Banarsidass

ISBN

8120810694 - Year: 1992 - Pages: 235

Binding

Paperback

Charles Bell
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Author: Charles Bell
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Year: 1992
Language: English
Pages: 235
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120810694

Description

This volume forms a sequel to the author’s Tibet-Past and Present and The People of Tibet. Like them, it is in part an historical account, in part a description of conditions in the earlier part of the twentieth century.

Sir Charles Bell traces the history of the introduction of Buddhism, of the resistance and general decay of the older magic-worship of Ponism, and of the developments which have taken place within Tibetan Buddhism itself. The latter part of the book deals more particularly with the religious organization, with life in the great monasteries, and with the religious customs and beliefs of the people.

The illustrations are from the author’s own photographs taken in Tibet, Sikkim, and Bhutan.

Contents

PART ONE: HOW IT CAME

A Hidden Land

The Old Faith

Gotama, The Buddha

Buddhism Comes To Tibet

Expulsion and Return

Buddhism Becomes The National Religion

Cotton-Clad Mi-La

The Yellow Hats

Buddhism Captures Mongolia

The Priest Enthroned

Christian Missionaries in Lhasa

Modern Times

PART TWO: HOW IT RULES

The Power of the Monasteries

Priests as Civil and Military Officers

A Deity as King

SOURCES

APPENDIX

INDEX

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