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By Thinley Norbu

ISBN-10: 1611802059

ISBN-13: 9781611802054

Personal memories of an esteemed Tibetan Buddhist grasp, starting from touching memoir to funny storytelling, from sharp cultural statement to deeply felt verse--illustrated with infrequent photographs in complete color.

     Illustrated with colour pictures released for the 1st time, this college of memories gives an extraordinary glimpse into the lifetime of an esteemed Tibetan Buddhist instructor. the writer units a mystical temper as he describes his early years in "Snowland" (Tibet) as considered one of seven teenagers of a well known Nyingma grasp. Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's storytelling alternates earthy humor with poetic sensitivity and gentle sensuality. Describing his travels in Asia, Europe, and the US, he provides thumbnail sketches of individuals and locations, in addition to sharp-sighted statement on Western cultural tendencies and Dharma scholars' optimistic and adverse features. greater than simply an autobiography, this written delivering is an expression of Rinpoche's knowledge, compassion, and private cognizance.

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They never move. If you do not watch carefully, you can misunderstand and think they are mannequins of soldiers. When I peeped through the gate of the palace, I did not notice they were living beings until they hit the rings on their thumbs against their guns as a signal to tell me to stop peeping.

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There is no sound superior to this. The most exquisite smell to the nose of a man is the scent of 47 a woman, and to the nose of a woman, the most exquisite smell is the scent of a man. There is no smell superior to this. The most delicious flavor to the mouth of a man is the taste of a woman, and to the mouth of a woman, the most delicious flavor is the taste of a man. There is no flavor superior to this. The most pleasing sensation to the body of a man is the touch of a woman, and to the body of a woman, the most pleasing sensation is the touch of a man.

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