By Yangzom Brauen
[i]A strong, emotional memoir and a unprecedented portrait of 3 generations of Tibetan ladies whose lives are ceaselessly replaced whilst Chairman Mao’s pink military crushes Tibetan independence, sending a tender mom and her six-year-old daughter on a treacherous trip around the snowy Himalayas towards freedom
[/i]Kunsang notion she may by no means depart Tibet. one of many country's youngest Buddhist nuns, she grew up in a distant mountain village the place, as undefined, she entered the neighborhood nunnery. although basic, Kunsang's lifestyles gave her all she wanted: a oneness with nature and a feel of the religious in all issues. She married a monk, had little ones, and lived in peace and prayer. yet no longer for lengthy. there has been a announcing in Tibet: "When the iron chicken flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan humans can be scattered like ants around the face of the earth." The chinese language invasion of Tibet in 1950 replaced every little thing. while infantrymen arrived at her mountain monastery, destroying every little thing of their course, Kunsang and her relations fled around the Himalayas purely to spend years in Indian refugee camps. She misplaced both her husband and her youngest baby on that trip, yet the future held a rare flip of occasions that may ceaselessly swap her life--the arrival within the refugee camps of a classy younger Swiss guy lengthy excited about Tibet. Martin Brauen will fall immediately in love with Kunsang's younger daughter, Sonam, ultimately profitable her middle and hand, and taking mother and daughter with him to Switzerland, the place Yangzom could be born.
Many tales lie hidden till the correct individual arrives to inform them. In rescuing the tale of her now 90-year-old inspirational grandmother and her mom, Yangzom Brauen has given us a ebook filled with love, braveness, and triumph,as good as allowing us an extraordinary and brilliant glimpse of existence in rural Tibet prior to the arriving of the Chinese. Most importantly, though, ACROSS MANY MOUNTAINS is a testomony to 3 robust, made up our minds girls who are linked by an unbreakable kin bond.
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T. Suzuki, Zen Buddhism, p 60. 64. Hsüan-tsang I, - 192. 65. The traditional age for the beginning of a prince's instruction. 66. Paramärtha, p 288. 67. Bodhisattva-bhümi (Nalinaksa Dutt edition), p 114. 68. Täranätha, p 124. 69. Ibid p. 122. 70. Some scholars have tended to doubt that Dignäga was a direct pupil of Vasubandhu. It is true that Dignäga in his Pramänasamuccaya, is in doubt whether A Method for Argumentation is a work by Vasubandhu, but this may be, as Stcherbatsky has said, a polite way for Dignäga to express his fundamental disagreement with his teacher.
Hearing this text, Vasubandhu saw that the Mahäyäna had a well-founded practice, too. 56 Asanga's students quickly intervened, urging him instead to visit his brother. So Vasubandhu went to visit Asanga in Purusapura. In the discussions on Mahäyäna, which the two brothers held, Vasubandhu grasped the meanings immediately, whereas Asanga always took some time to make his replies. Asanga urged Vasubandhu to use his superior mental consciousness to study, spread, and interpret the Mahäyäna. Vasubandhu seems to have been quite overwhelmed by Mahäyäna literature.