By Yangzom Brauen
[i]A strong, emotional memoir and a unprecedented portrait of 3 generations of Tibetan girls whose lives are ceaselessly replaced while Chairman Mao’s crimson 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 inspiration she may 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. although 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 youngsters, and lived in peace and prayer. yet now not for lengthy. there has been a announcing in Tibet: "When the iron fowl flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan humans could be scattered like ants around the face of the earth." The chinese language invasion of Tibet in 1950 replaced every little thing. while squaddies arrived at her mountain monastery, destroying every thing of their course, Kunsang and her family members fled around the Himalayas purely 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 eternally switch her life--the arrival within the refugee camps of an aesthetic younger Swiss guy lengthy fascinated by Tibet. Martin Brauen will fall immediately in love with Kunsang's younger daughter, Sonam, ultimately profitable her center and hand, and taking mother and daughter with him to Switzerland, the place Yangzom should be born.
Many tales lie hidden till the correct 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 e-book filled with love, braveness, and triumph,as good as allowing us a unprecedented and vibrant glimpse of lifestyles 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 girls who are linked by an unbreakable relations bond.
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Nirv�a is the ultimate goal towards which all beings · move seeking fu1£1me'ht. The Buddha drew the attention of the monks to the log of wood being carried along the stream of the River Ganga and told them that if they, like the log , do not groWld on this bank or on the other bank and also do not sink. a. 1G But if this should mean a literal abandoning of becoming, an absolute separation of the becoming from the not becoming, that again would be 3ljlother extreme. a is not another entity apart from samsiira.
The distinction of the mundane and the ultimate. Thus he says in the Karika: "The teachings of the Buddha are based on two truths, the mundane and the ultimate. Those who do not know the distinction between these two truths do not understand the profoWld meaning in the teachings of the Buddha. "148 It is essential to bear this in mind as we go along with our present study. Section IV N A G ARJ U N A A N D T H E B U D D H I S T S C H O O L S The basic ideas common to the Buddhist schools: The transition from the Buddha to the Buddhist schools is a passing from the original insight of the Master to the subsequent elaborations by the disciples.
Nagarjuna's immediate interest seems to have been to set in order the spiritual life of the community of the Buddha's disciples by finding INTRODUCTION and providing for them a basis wider than the one to which each school clung. and thus to remove the ground of contention and quarrel. The synthesis that he achieved was essentially one of reyivifying the original insight of the Master. viz. , the insight- of the Middle Way, the way that is all-<:omprehensive and hence above contention. It is the Buddhist schools, especially the Sarvastivadins, that keep his attention engaged, and almost all that he wrote had an immediate, tlirect, bearing on their doctrine of elements.
Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom by Yangzom Brauen