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The Clear Mirror : A Traditional Account of Tibet's Golden Age : Sakyapa Sonam Gyaltsen's Clear Mirror on Royal Genealogy
by Bsod-Nams-Rgyal-Mtshan, Lama Choedak Yuthok (Translator), Delek cho Shastri, McComas Taylor
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Published by Snow Lion Pubns
Publication date: April 1996
ISBN: 1559390484


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The author, McComas Taylor (Translator) mccomas@cres.anu.edu.au , 07/25/97:
Summary of contents
A rich blend of history, legend, poetry, adventure and romance, the Clear Mirror is a treasure-trove of the traditional narrative and folk wisdom of Tibet. It presents in full the often-cited but elusive accounts of the origins of the Tibetan people, and the coming of Avalokiteshvara, the patron deity of Tibet.

Compiled in the year 1368 from earlier histories as well as a rich oral tradition, the text treats the era during which Buddhism came to Tibet, the city of Lhasa was established as the capital and the Jokhang and Ramoche shrines were founded.

The compiler, the renowned Sakya scholar Sonam Gyaltsen, narrates the traditional accounts in an engaging and highly readable style, in his words, 'to give pleasure to the faithful and to those who desire a history of the propagation of the Teachings'. Written to inform and entertain, this book has maintained a pre-eminent position in Tibetan society and is still popular today.

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