The Mirror of Beryl: A Historical Introduction to Tibetan by Sangye Desi Gyatso,Gavin Kilty

By Sangye Desi Gyatso,Gavin Kilty

Composed whereas its writer was once the ruler of Tibet, Mirror of Beryl is an in depth account of the origins and background of medication in Tibet throughout the finish of the 17th century. Its writer, Desi Sangye Gyatso (1653 - 1705), was once the center disciple and political successor of the good 5th Dalai Lama and the writer of numerous very hot works on Tibetan medication, together with his Blue Beryl, a remark at the foundational textual content of Tibetan medicine, The 4 Tantras. within the current old creation, Sangye Gyatso strains the assets of effect on Tibetan drugs to classical India, China, significant Asia, and past, offering existence tales, huge references to past Tibetan works on medication, and engaging information about the Tibetan method of therapeutic. He additionally offers a observation at the pratimoksha, bodhisattva, and tantric Buddhist vows. Desi Sangye Gyatso's Mirror of Beryl remains this day a necessary source for college students of scientific technology in Tibet.

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