Song of the Road PDF/EPUB î Song of MOBI :Ú

Song of the Road PDF/EPUB î Song of MOBI :Ú

Song of the Road ✰ [BOOKS] ✸ Song of the Road By Cyrus Stearns ✽ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk In Song of the Road Tsarchen Losal Gyatso 1502 66 a tantric master of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism weaves ecstatic poetry song and accounts of visionary experiences into a record of pilgrim In Song of the Road Tsarchen Losal Gyatso a tantric master of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism weaves ecstatic poetry song and accounts of visionary experiences into a record of pilgrimage to central Tibet Translated for the first time here Tsarchen's work a favorite of the Fifth Dalai Lama brims with striking descriptions of encounters with the divine as well as lyrical portraits of Tibetan landscape The literary flights of Song of the Road are anchored by Tsarchen's Song of MOBI :Ú candid observations on the social and political climate of his day including a rare example in Tibetan literature of open critiue of religious powerLike the Japanese master Basho's famous Narrow Road to the Interior written years later Tsarchen's travelogue contains a mixture of luminous prose and verse rich with allusions Traveling on horseback with a band of companions Tsarchen visited some of the most renowned holy sites of the Tsang region incluing Jonang Tropu Ngor Shalu and Gyantse In his introduction and copious notes Cyrus Stearns unearths the layers of meaning concealed in the text excavating the history legends and lore associated with people and places encountered on the pilgrimage revealing the spiritual as well as geographical topography of Tsarchen's journey.


1 thoughts on “Song of the Road

  1. Barnaby Thieme Barnaby Thieme says:

    An interesting brief travelogue of a Sakya master journeying to the central province of Ü in Tibet stopping at a few notable spots along the way such as the Jonang temple His breezy narrative is interspersed with summarizing verses of his account Includes some visionary experiences of significant interest Pleasant but not beautiful and comparisons to Basho's Narrow Road to the Deep North are exaggerated Nevertheless it provides a fascinating window into a vanished time and does give some sense of contact with the feeling of being alive in the world of practice as it must have been in its heydayMuch of its short length is taken by footnotes and Tibetan text the translation itself is around 50 pages


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