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The Resource Tibetan Buddhism : with its mystic cults, symbolism and mythology, and in its relation to Indian Buddhism, by L. Austine Waddell

Tibetan Buddhism : with its mystic cults, symbolism and mythology, and in its relation to Indian Buddhism, by L. Austine Waddell

Label
Tibetan Buddhism : with its mystic cults, symbolism and mythology, and in its relation to Indian Buddhism
Title
Tibetan Buddhism
Title remainder
with its mystic cults, symbolism and mythology, and in its relation to Indian Buddhism
Statement of responsibility
by L. Austine Waddell
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The late L.A. Waddell was an almost unique authority on hidden Tibet. Stationed for years with the Indian Army at Darjeeling, just over the border from Tibet (which Europeans were forbidden to enter), he systematically studied the language and culture of Tibet with the most authoritative lamaistic scholars. Several times he risked his life by entering Tibet in disguise. During the Younghusband invasion of 1905 he was what amounted to cultural expert for the expedition. With the possible exception of Sir Charles Bell, Waddell was the authority par excellence on Tibet. Waddell's book is an extremely thorough, extremely detailed survey of all aspects of Tibetan religion, both Redcap and Yellowcap sects, as well as the non-Buddhist Bönpa. It begins with a summary of early Buddhism, emphasizing the changes in it that eventually led to the Tibetan form. Is discusses the doctrinal and ritual aspects of the religion, the metaphysical aspects of the doctrine and the vast literature (some 108 volumes of Canon and 227 volumes of commentary). It reviews the history of Lamaism from its first emergence in Tibet, the lives of the great saints, the rise of the Dalai Lama, the importance of other divine incarnations, the importance of monasteries, monastic discipline, and the enormous pantheon of gods, demigods and demons. Popular religion is also considered, including sorcery, folk practices and divination, and related areas like astrology. No other book contains so much specific, basic detail, with the result that Waddell's work will probably never be superseded. It abounds with translations of Indian and Tibetan documents and texts, summaries of important works, annotated pictorial representations and a wealth of data that will always be invaluable to the historian of religion, orientalist, or reader interested in the remarkable religious experience of Tibet." -- Publisher's description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1854-1938
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waddell, L. A.
Dewey number
294.3/923/09515
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ7602
LC item number
.W3 1972
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhism
  • Buddhism
  • China
  • Boeddhisme
  • Lamaïsme
Label
Tibetan Buddhism : with its mystic cults, symbolism and mythology, and in its relation to Indian Buddhism, by L. Austine Waddell
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/dover032/78188810.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint of the 1895 edition, which was published under title: The Buddhism of Tibet
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 578-583)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introductory--division of subject -- Changes in primitive Buddhism leading to Lāmaism -- Rise, development, and spread of Lāmaism -- The sects of Lāmaism -- Metaphysical sources of the doctrine -- The doctrine and its morality -- Scriptures and literature -- The order of Lāmas -- Daily life and routine -- Hierarchy and re-incarnate Lāmas -- Monasteries -- Temples and cathedrals -- Shrines and relics (and pilgrims) -- Pantheon and images -- Sacred symbols and charms -- Worship and ritual -- Astrology and divination -- Sorcery and necromancy -- Festivals and holidays -- Sacred dramas, mystic plays and masquerades -- Domestic and popular Lāmaism
Control code
ocm00549474
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 598 pages
Isbn
9780486201306
Lccn
78188810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486201306
  • (OCoLC)00549474
Label
Tibetan Buddhism : with its mystic cults, symbolism and mythology, and in its relation to Indian Buddhism, by L. Austine Waddell
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/dover032/78188810.html
Publication
Note
Reprint of the 1895 edition, which was published under title: The Buddhism of Tibet
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 578-583)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introductory--division of subject -- Changes in primitive Buddhism leading to Lāmaism -- Rise, development, and spread of Lāmaism -- The sects of Lāmaism -- Metaphysical sources of the doctrine -- The doctrine and its morality -- Scriptures and literature -- The order of Lāmas -- Daily life and routine -- Hierarchy and re-incarnate Lāmas -- Monasteries -- Temples and cathedrals -- Shrines and relics (and pilgrims) -- Pantheon and images -- Sacred symbols and charms -- Worship and ritual -- Astrology and divination -- Sorcery and necromancy -- Festivals and holidays -- Sacred dramas, mystic plays and masquerades -- Domestic and popular Lāmaism
Control code
ocm00549474
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 598 pages
Isbn
9780486201306
Lccn
78188810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486201306
  • (OCoLC)00549474

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