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By E. Gene Smith

Between Tibetan Texts is a part of Wisdom‘s acclaimed reports in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism sequence. for 3 a long time, E. Gene Smith ran the Library of Congress‘s Tibetan textual content booklet undertaking (PL480)-an attempt to salvage and reprint the Tibetan literature that have been amassed via groups and exiles of Sikkim, Bhutan, India, and Nepal. Smith wrote prefaces to those reprinted books to assist make clear and contextualize the actual Tibetan texts: the prefaces served as tough orientations to a poorly understood physique of international literature. initially produced in print amounts of 20, those prefaces fast grew to become mythical, and shortly photocopied collections have been passed from student to pupil, reaching a nearly cult prestige. those essays are gathered right here for the 1st time. The impression of Smith‘s learn at the educational learn of Tibetan literature has been great, either for his amazing skill to synthesize various fabrics into coherent bills of Tibetan literature, historical past, and spiritual idea, and for the exemplary severe scholarship he delivered to this box.

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107 F. The Yel pa {Ye phug pa) Bka' brgyud pa Grub thob Ye shes brtsegs pa, the disciple ofPhag mo gru pa from whom the Yel pa Bka' brgyud pa originated, founded the monasteries ofLho Yel phug and Byang Rta rna. After a brief period of influence in the specific localities where its monasteries were located, the sect declined. t;t chen's efforts at restoring the ancient monastery ofRta rna stimulated this all but extinguished tradition. The special teachings of theYel pa Bka' brgyud pa have now merged with the Karil tshang tradition.

On his return he bestowed the initiations he had received from Ti pu pa (Paravatapada) upon his guru. Mi la ras pa, in turn, conferred them upon Ngan rdzong ras pa Byang chub rgyal po, who began the Ngan rdzong snyan rgyud. These systems of oral precepts were ultimately elaborated into the Bde mchog snyan rgyudby Gtsang smyon He ru ka (1452-1507). These teachings ultimately penetrated the other Bka' brgyud pa traditions, notably the Stod 'Brug, and the lineages were absorbed, ceasing to have any sectarian identity.

This unusual collection of miscellaneous writings show something of the breadth of 'Jigs med gling pa's intellectual interest. His short investigation on the royal tombs in his native 'Phyong rgyas has already been largely translated by Tucci. In addition, we find descriptive articles of considerable historical interest on the Bsam yas complex, Zhwa lha khang, Opal ri Theg chen gling, and Rgyal byed tshal. He writes on the geography of India, on the customs of border tribes, on the criteria for judging jewels, and on the design of stiipas.

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