The Buddhism of Tibet; Or Lamaism, with Its Mystic Cults, Symbolism and Mythology, and in Its Relation to Indian Buddhism

The Buddhism of Tibet; Or Lamaism, with Its Mystic Cults, Symbolism and Mythology, and in Its Relation to Indian Buddhism

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...members of all classes of Sikhimites, Bhotiyas, Lepchas, Limbus, and also females and even deformed persons, it is said that the monastery of Pemiongchi was List Of Monasteries In Sikhim. designed, if not actually built, by Lha-tsiin as a high-class monastery for orthodox celibate monks of relatively pure Tibetan race. Pemiongchi still retains this reputation for the professedly celibate character and good family of its monks; and its monks alone in Sikhim enjoy the title of ta-san or "pure monk," and to its Lama is reserved the honour of anointing with holy water the reigning sovereign. The great majority of the monasteries in Sikkim belong to the Lhatsiin-pa sub-sect of the Sfih-ma, only Namchi, Tashiding, Sinon, and T'aii-moch'e belong to the Ka-dak-pa sub-sect, and Kar-tok and Doling to the Kar-tok-pa sub-sect of the same. All the Sfin-ma monasteries are practically subordinate to that of Pemiongchi, which also exercises supervision over the Lepcha convents of Ling-t'am, Zimik, and Paggye. Lepchas are admissible to Bigbn as well as Sang-na-ch'oling. Nuns are admitted to a few monasteries in Sikhim, but their number is extremely small, and individually they are illiterate. The names of the monasteries, as will be seen from the translations given in the second column of the table, are mostly Tibetan, and of an ideal or mystic nature; but some are physically descriptive of the site, and a few are Lepcha place-names, which are also of a descriptive character. XII. TEMPLES AND CATHEDRALS. N primitive Buddhism the temple had, of course, no place. It is the outcome of the theistic development with its / relic-worship and idolatry, and dates from the later and impurer stage of Buddhism. The Liimaist temple is called " God's house..".show more

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  • English
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  • 1236595904
  • 9781236595904