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Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism: According to the Esoteric Teachings of the Great Mantra Om Mane Padme Hum

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A complete explanation of the esoteric principles of Mantra that also clarifies the differences between Hindu and Tibetan yoga. Translated into many languages, this is an important text for any student of Buddhism. With bibliography, index, and illustrations.
Paperback, 312 pages
Published 1969 by Rider
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Found a battered copy in an attic in Nepal. Then met a serious Tibetan scholar who claims it's junk. But whatever, could be interesting.
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"Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism" is one of the books in the primary bibliography of my free ebook on comparative mysticism. "The greatest achievement in life" at suprarational.org/gail2012.pdf has been reviewed on Goodreads.
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Fantastic Book. An excellent way of bringing Buddhism to the West. I reference Govinda in many of my books. Well worth the read.
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He was the son of a German father and a Bolivian mother. His family was quite well to do, owning silver mines in South America as well as a cigar factory.[1] After spending two years in the German army during World War I, he caught tuberculosis and was discharged. He briefly studied philosophy and archeology at Freiburg University. From 1920 until 1928 he lived in an international art colony on Ca ...more
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