By Bryan J. Cuevas
Relying on a variety of conventional Tibetan resources, Buddhist canonical scriptures, scholastic textbooks, ritual and meditation manuals, and scientific treatises, as well as the délok works themselves, Cuevas surveys a vast diversity of well known Tibetan Buddhist rules approximately demise and loss of life. He explores ideals concerning the vulnerability of the soul and its trip past loss of life, karmic retribution and the terrors of hell, the character of demons and demonic ownership, ghosts, and reanimated corpses. Cuevas argues that those notable bills express flexibility among social and spiritual different types which are conventionally polarized and concludes that, opposite to the permitted knowledge, such inflexible divisions as elite and people, monastic and lay faith aren't sufficiently consultant of conventional Tibetan Buddhism at the flooring. This research deals cutting edge views on well known faith in Tibet and fills a niche in an incredible box of Tibetan literature.
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Travels in the Netherworld: Buddhist Popular Narratives of Death and the Afterlife in Tibet: Buddist Popular Narratives of Death and the Afterlife in Tibet by Bryan J. Cuevas