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Product Description. Gendun Choephel is a legendary figure in Tibet. Believed to be the reincarnation of a famous Buddhist lama, this promising young monk. Visionary, artist, poet, iconoclast, philosopher, adventurer, master of the arts of love, tantric yogin, Buddhist saint. These are some of the terms that describe. A new translation of The Passion Book brings to light author Gendun Chopel’s belief that even sexual pleasure could be a path to enlightenment.

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He replied in Hindi to my letters in English. Who knew that Tibetans keep pictures of Chairman Mao on their walls to ward off demons? She helped him in his work on Tibetan — Sanskrit dictionary. All the while he was writing in his diary, painting, sketching, completing the first ever Tibetan translation of the Kama Sutra, publishing a pilgrim’s guide to the sacred Buddhist sites of India, contributing reports on the outside world to an emigre newspaper, and beginning work on a non-religious history of Tibet.

He translated the Dhammapada from Pali into Tibetan. The University of Chicago Press. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. However, it’s been a while since I looked at it, and so I can’t give you specifics. Where is the UN and the Vatican on this? It is said that during his lifetime he visited Tibet four times.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. It focuses on various stages in chooephel civilizations that flourished in the regions between the basins of the two great rivers the Volga in Russia and the Ganga in India. The journey of Genduun. Whitehead Western philosophy and Buddhism Buddhism and psychology. Apart from travelogues he wrote extensively on a verity of subjects such as sociology, history, philosophy, Buddhism, Tibetology, lexicography, grammar, textual editing, folklore, science, drama, and politics, He also produced two huge dictionaries, one Tibetan — Sanskrit; and genfun other Russian-Sanskrit.

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A compelling story, beautifully told. He survived by doing odd jobs; and serving the groups of wandering mendicants, sadhus. He too lived an interesting and an adventurous life.

He settled down in Patna for a while, researching into the Sanskrit and Tibetan manuscripts he brought back from Tibet. Most of the books and manuscripts he brought back from Tibet had been lost in India; but preserved in Tibet. Sankrityayana accompanied by Ananda Kausalayana, a Buddhist monk and scholar, left for Europe and England during the year Reflections on Tibet Buddhism Buddhism in the West Buddhist modernism.

A beautifully observed blend of biography, road movie, history and travelogue. Product Description Gendun Choephel is a legendary figure in Tibet. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. This page was last modified on 25 Januaryat Some say; he even got secret initiations.

How could an Empire be prosperous unless its common people are exploited? Gendun Choephel hendun a true Mahatma and visionary ahead of its time. He was ready to accept change; he refused to be tied sown to a fixed idea or to an ideal.

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Gendun Choephel is a legendary figure in Tibet. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Learn more about Amazon Prime. If natural passions are openly banned, unnatural passions will grow in secrecy. Disillusioned with a culture that worshiped tradition and feared innovation, Choephel left the stifling regimen of monastic life in in the company of Rahul Sankrityayan, an Choephdl scholar of Buddhism and communist activist for Indian choepbel.


He seems to have genvun quite a cool guy: He was a major figure in the field of Hindi literature. This documentary is valuable insofar as it does a good job of informing the viewer about a 20th century Tibetan intellectual named Gendun Chophel, who began his life as a monastic but rebelled against rigidity and stagnation in Tibetan Buddhist and Tibetan political institutions as they existed just prior to the invasion of Tibet in by Chinese communists.

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Both in their mind desire sexual union. Sankrityayana argued that his conversion to Buddhism geneun for him, not a change from one religion to another, but just a change in emphasis on certain things.

The India — Tibet border, during the British Raj, was virtually sealed; and, it was extremely difficult to enter Tibet from India. They got married; and had a son, Igor.

It was while he was serving his term in the prison, Kedarnath got acquainted with the Buddha and his teachings. August 18, Run Time: Gendun Choephel visited India and was thoroughly taken up by the turbulence of the freedom movement.