The teachings of the late Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup, the Tibetan guru, have been culled and presented for Western world. It also aims at fostering greater understanding for further study on certain aspects of Higher or Transcendental Mahayanic teachings. The author has collected authoritative information which is impressively similar to the ancient ideals of Asceticism and world Renunciation, which milarepa expounded in his biography. This book is the culmination of those religious ideals of Orient that anthropologically human race is one Family and external differences are due to hereditary thinking. People of Occident will find this useful and realize its importance.
About the Author:
Walter Yeeling Evans-Wentz was an anthropologist and writer who was a pioneer in the study of Tibetan Buddhism. He travelled extensively, spending time in Mexico, Europe, and the Far East. He spent the years of the First World War in Egypt. He later travelled to Sri Lanka and India, reaching Darjeeling in 1919; there he encountered Tibetan religious texts firsthand.
Evans-Wentz is best known for four texts translated from the Tibetan, especially The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Evans-Wentz credited himself only as the compiler and editor of these volumes. The actual translation of the texts was performed by Tibetan Buddhists. Evans-Wentz was a practitioner of the religions he studied.