About the Book:
This book is a landmark in the historical literature of Tibet composed by a well known scholar and translator Gos-lo-tsa-ba-gZon-nu dpal (1392-1481 A.D.). It is the main source of information for all later historical compilations in the "Land of Snows". This work is invaluable inasmuch as it establishes a firm chronology of events of Tibetan history and works out in detail the list of the names of famous religious teachers and their spiritual lineage.
The work is divided into fifteen chapters, each dedicated to the history of a particular school or sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It provides a comparative study of the chronological data given by T'ang Annas, Blue Annas, and Tunhuang chronicles. The Blue Annals appears to be a faithful reproduction of the list given in the T'ang Annas with minor differences. The book concludes with the portrayal of the origin, etc. of the communities of the four schools. It contains indexes for Sutras and Sastras, Personal Names and Book Titles and Personal Names (Tibetan), etc.
The Beginning of the story of the Doctrine - The Royal Chronicle. - The Period of the Early Spread of the Doctrine.
Later Spread of the Doctrine The Story of the Beginning of the Period of the Later Spread of the Doctrine
The Early Translation of the Mantrayana Tantras.
The New Tantras (gsan-snags gsar-ma) and the Followers of the "Path and Fruit" (Lam'Bras) Doctrine
The Venerable Lord (jo-bo-rje, Atisa) and his spiritual Lineage
rNog lo-tsa-ba, Pa-tshab lo-tsa-ba and their Lineage. The Origin (of the teaching) of the Madhyamika, the Nyaya and the "Five Treatises" of Maitreya-Asanga
- The Preaching of the Tantras
The spiritual Lineage of the Lord Translator Mar-pa which was known as Dwags-po bKabrgyud
The book on Ko-brag-pa and Ni-gu
The Early, Later and Intermediate Lineages of zi-byed
The (system) of gGod-yul and Kha-rag-pa
The Cycle of the Mahakaruniya and that of the Vajravali
- The origin of religious schools such as the four Tshogssde, and others, Queries and replies (concerning the "Blue Annals", zu-lan). The story of the printing of this edition
Sutras & Sastras (Sanskrit)
Personal Names (Sanskrit)
Book Titles (Tibetan)
Personal Names (Tibetan)
List of Errata
Item Code: IDD565 Author: George N. Roerich Cover: Hardcover Edition: 2016 Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd. ISBN: 9788120804715 Language: English Size: 8.7" X 6.4" Pages: 1296
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