The Life and Teaching of Naropa

The Life and Teaching of Naropa

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In the history of Tibetan and Tantric Buddhism, the Indian pandit Naropa occupies an unusual position. The life and teachings of this eleventh-century mystic mark both the culmination of a long tradition and the beginning of a new and rich era of Buddhist thought. This fascinating biography of Naropa, translated by Herbert V. Guenther from hitherto unknown sources, describes with great psychological insight the spiritual development of this scholar-saint. It also contains the most authoritative analysis available of his teaching and a commentary that relates Buddhist concepts to Western analytic philosophy, psychiatry, and psychology, in order to illuminate the signicance of Tantra and Tantrism for our own time.show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 16mm | 226.8g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Tibetan
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0195014731
  • 9780195014730

About Herbert V. Guenther

About the Translator Herbert V. Guenther is the author of The Royal Song of Saraha, The Jewel Ornament of Liberation, Treasures on the Tibetan Middle Way, and Buddhist Philosophy in Theory and Practice.show more

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