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Dagger Blessing The Tibetan Phurpa: Reflections and Materials
Dagger Blessing The Tibetan Phurpa: Reflections and Materials
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About the Book

Is first in several respects: for the first time it describes the cult of the ritual dagger Phurpa. This is a secret Tantric doctrine still alive where Mahayana Buddhists live today. For the first time some original Phurpa texts attributed to the great Buddhist teacher Padmasambhava (8th century A. D.) have been translated into a Western language and, again for the first time, the dagger ritual has also been photographed. Therefore. This book sheds some light on a widely unknown side of Buddhism: not the official doctrine demanding renunciation and promising salvation in a life after death but a powerful teaching aiming at people's happiness here and now.

 

The Author

Thomas Marcotty, born in 1930, a German now living in Switzerland, is an author specializing in the field of social change, statistics, and ethnology, who, since more than thirty years, has toured the East to study Asian ways of life. Yet, his new book on the Tibetan ritual dagger is not just a result of his sojourns in the Himalayan countries but rather the outcome of his extended studies together with Tibetan dagger priests now living in Switzerland and in some other European countries.

 

Contents

 

DOGMATICS  
Questions and Answers 4
THOMAS MARCOTTY  
On the Phurpa Cult 7
TIBETAN TEXTS  
Layout of the Dagger Doctrine 73
The Destructive Ritual 75
The Most Secret Peerless Quintessence 83
The Root Tantra 91
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 97
NOTES 98
SOURCES 105

Dagger Blessing The Tibetan Phurpa: Reflections and Materials

Item Code:
IDJ897
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
1987
ISBN:
8170184118
Size:
11.0" X 8.3"
Pages:
106 (Black & White Figures: 52)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 500 gms
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About the Book

Is first in several respects: for the first time it describes the cult of the ritual dagger Phurpa. This is a secret Tantric doctrine still alive where Mahayana Buddhists live today. For the first time some original Phurpa texts attributed to the great Buddhist teacher Padmasambhava (8th century A. D.) have been translated into a Western language and, again for the first time, the dagger ritual has also been photographed. Therefore. This book sheds some light on a widely unknown side of Buddhism: not the official doctrine demanding renunciation and promising salvation in a life after death but a powerful teaching aiming at people's happiness here and now.

 

The Author

Thomas Marcotty, born in 1930, a German now living in Switzerland, is an author specializing in the field of social change, statistics, and ethnology, who, since more than thirty years, has toured the East to study Asian ways of life. Yet, his new book on the Tibetan ritual dagger is not just a result of his sojourns in the Himalayan countries but rather the outcome of his extended studies together with Tibetan dagger priests now living in Switzerland and in some other European countries.

 

Contents

 

DOGMATICS  
Questions and Answers 4
THOMAS MARCOTTY  
On the Phurpa Cult 7
TIBETAN TEXTS  
Layout of the Dagger Doctrine 73
The Destructive Ritual 75
The Most Secret Peerless Quintessence 83
The Root Tantra 91
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 97
NOTES 98
SOURCES 105
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