By Yangzom Brauen

ISBN-10: 0312600135

ISBN-13: 9780312600136

[i]A strong, emotional memoir and a rare portrait of 3 generations of Tibetan ladies whose lives are perpetually replaced while Chairman Mao’s purple military crushes Tibetan independence, sending a tender mom and her six-year-old daughter on a treacherous trip around the snowy Himalayas towards freedom

[/i]Kunsang concept she could by no means depart Tibet. one of many country's youngest Buddhist nuns, she grew up in a distant mountain village the place, as undefined, she entered the neighborhood nunnery. even though easy, Kunsang's existence gave her all she wanted: a oneness with nature and a experience of the religious in all issues. She married a monk, had childrens, and lived in peace and prayer. yet now not for lengthy. there has been a asserting in Tibet: "When the iron poultry flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan humans may be scattered like ants around the face of the earth." The chinese language invasion of Tibet in 1950 replaced every little thing. whilst squaddies arrived at her mountain monastery, destroying every thing of their direction, Kunsang and her relatives fled around the Himalayas merely to spend years in Indian refugee camps. She misplaced both her husband and her youngest baby on that trip, yet the future held a unprecedented flip of occasions that will ceaselessly swap her life--the arrival within the refugee camps of an aesthetic younger Swiss guy lengthy eager about Tibet. Martin Brauen will fall immediately in love with Kunsang's younger daughter, Sonam, finally profitable her middle and hand, and taking mother and daughter with him to Switzerland, the place Yangzom can be born.

Many tales lie hidden till the appropriate individual arrives to inform them. In rescuing the tale of her now 90-year-old inspirational grandmother and her mom, Yangzom Brauen has given us a publication jam-packed with love, braveness, and triumph,as good as allowing us a unprecedented and bright glimpse of existence in rural Tibet earlier than the arriving of the Chinese. Most importantly, though, ACROSS MANY MOUNTAINS is a testomony to 3 robust, made up our minds ladies who are linked by an unbreakable relatives bond.  

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Where is the maker of the being? Where has the being arisen? 135) To these, Vajirā, identifying the mistaken presumption in the questions, replies: “Why now do you assume ‘a being’? Māra, is that your view [dṭṭi/Skt: dṛṣṭi]? This is a heap of sheer formations [saṅkhāra/saṁskāra]: Here no being [satta/sattva] is found. “Just as, with an assemblage of parts, The word ‘chariot’ is used, So, when the aggregates exist, There is the convention ‘a being’. It is only suffering that comes to be, Suffering that stands and falls away.

Of course, we all recognize that we are influenced by 13 indian buddhist philosophy our environment; specific quirks or complexes were reactions to our upbringing, say; we respond to our environment. But we suppose that we ourselves are something: that there is something to us that is responsive to the environment. To our ordinary ways of living, thinking and experiencing ourselves, there is something about us that is independent of conditions, capable of being something more than just the resultant consequence of intersecting forces.

28 Nāgasena is evasive when the king asks who he is. 1, PTS 25]). The king retorts by calling him a liar. If Nāgasena himself is not found among existing things, then the person speaking to the king cannot be Nāgasena at all. Nāgasena replies by turning the tables: N: You, sire, are a noble delicately nurtured, exceedingly delicately nurtured. If you, sire, go on foot at noon-time on the scorching ground and hot sand, trampling on sharp grit and pebbles and sand, your feet hurt you, your body wearies, your thought is impaired, and tactile consciousness arises accompanied by anguish.

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