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Author Gyatso, Sangye Desi

Title The mirror of beryl : a historical introduction to Tibetan medicine / Sangye Desi Gyatso
Published Boston, Mass. : Wisdom Publications, 2016
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Series Library of Tibetan Classics ; [bk. 28]
Gyatso, Sangye Desi. Library of Tibetan Classics ; bk. 28
Summary Composed while its author was the ruler of Tibet, Mirror of Berylis a detailed account of the origins and history of medicine in Tibet through the end of the seventeenth century. Its author, Desi Sangye Gyatso (1653 - 1705), was the heart disciple and political successor of the Great Fifth Dalai Lama and the author of several highly regarded works on Tibetan medicine, including hisBlue Beryl, a commentary on the foundational text of Tibetan medicine, The Four Tantras. In the present historical introduction, Sangye Gyatso traces the sources of influence on Tibetan medicine to classical India, China, Central Asia, and beyond, providing life stories, extensive references to earlier Tibetan works on medicine, and fascinating details about the Tibetan approach to healing. He also provides a commentary on the pratimoksha, bodhisattva, and tantric Buddhist vows. Desi Sangye Gyatso'sMirror of Berylremains today an essential resource for students of medical science in Tibet
Notes Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed December 05, 2016)
Form Electronic book
Author Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN 1614291160
9781614291169 (electronic bk.)