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The Saffron Robe

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Ready yourself for the mystical journey of a life time! Here are the adventures of Tibet's greatest astral traveler. T. Lobsang Rampa studied from his youth the art of traveling out of the body. He realized early that what we see is not all that exists. With the opening of the Third Eye we extend our vis
Published (first published July 1965)
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Jonathan Fischer
May 14, 2008 Jonathan Fischer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, religion
even though he was a fraud, its good fiction.
Nov 30, 2015 Nathan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novels, buddhism
"The Saffron Robe" is more tales of young Lobsang Rampa's monastery days in Tibet. Although this volume seems to overlap with part of the timeline of the author's first book "The Third Eye" it can be read independently without being difficult to follow. Also framed within this book are outlines of basic Buddhist teachings such as the life of Gautama, the Four Noble Truths, and The Eightfold Path.

I found this to be a quick and enjoyable read. I derived additional amusement from the cover image of
Oct 24, 2016 Vivek rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Briefly touching upon the tenets of Buddhism and a cameo by Dalai Lama, the book is through the eyes of the author as a small kid thrust into the workings of a lamasery but being the chosen one has its perks as he realises. A different look into the insides of a lamasery and the routines that govern the place is all you'll get from this book.
Marlene Goo
Sirve para conocer los inicios de Lobsang Rampa, cuando no quería ser monje, las costumbres y vida cotidiana del Chakpori y el Potala. Las historias no son tan impresionantes ni enriquecedoras como en sus demás libros. Es el previo y el precedente.
Jul 29, 2015 Aline marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Registrei um livro no!
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Born Cyril Henry Hoskin, Lobsang Rampa died in Calgary, AB, at the age of 70.
His best known work, The Third Eye, was published in 1956 in the UK. It was presented as "The Autobiography of a Tibetan Lama", but Clifford Burgess, a Liverpool private detective, found that Hoskin had never been to Tibet, and spoke no Tibetan.
The Dalai Lama wrote that "We do not place credence in the books written by Dr
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