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Title:Dagger Blessing: The Tibetan Phurpa Cult: Reflections and Materials
Publisher:B.R. Publishing Corporation
Remarks:B&W Illustrations, Acknowledgements, Notes and Sources.
Size:220 x 285 mm
This book is first in several respects: for the first time it describes the cult of the ritual dagger Phurpa. This is a secret Tantric doctrine still alive where Mahayana Buddhists live today. For the first time some original Phurpa texts attributed to the great Buddhist teacher Padmasambhava. (8th century A.D.) have been translated into a Western language and, again for the first time, the dagger ritual has also been photographed. Therefore, this book sheds some light on a widely unknown side of Buddhism: not the official doctrine demanding renunciation and promising salvation in a life after death but a powerful teaching aiming at people's happiness here and now.