Immortality and Reincarnation

Wisdom from the Forbidden Journey
By (author) Alexandra David-Neel
Immortality and Reincarnation
Wisdom from the Forbidden Journey
By (author) Alexandra David-Neel

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Pages : 176

Book Size : 5.38 x 8.25

ISBN-13 : 9780892816194

Imprint : Inner Traditions

On Sale Date : March 01, 1997

Format : Paperback Book

The question of what occurs to the individual personality after death is one of the fundamental quandries of the human experience. In this classic study, famed traveler and mystic, Alexandra David-Neel, one of the first Western women to see the forbidden city of Lhasa, examines Tibetan Buddhist practices and doctrines concerning reincarnation and eternal life.
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About Immortality and Reincarnation

Famed traveler and mystic Alexandra David-Neel, the first Western woman to see the forbidden city of Lhasa, Tibet, examines Eastern concepts of the afterlife in this classic study.

The question of what occurs to the individual personality after death is fundamental to the human experience. In Immortality and Reincarnation Alexandra David-Neel, the first Western woman to see the forbidden city of Lhasa, Tibet, examines Taoist, Tibetan, and Hindu concepts concerning life after death. Contrary to Western belief, which sees the human being as composed of a mortal body and an immortal soul, many Easterners believe in the immortality of both the body and the soul. Alexandra David-Neel gained firsthand knowledge of these beliefs and the practices they engendered in the course of her travels at the beginning of this century. In Immortality and Reincarnation she ties them together for a unique look at reincarnation and eternal life in a region untouched by the modern world.
Table of Contents

Table of content


Preface

China

Tibet

The Bardo Thodal

India

Conclusion

Index
Author Bio
Alexandra David-Neel led one of the most fascinating lives of this century. When she died at the age of 101 she had written over thirty books on Buddhism and on her adventures in Asia. The first woman to interview the thirteenth Dalai Lama, she spent much time in Tibet while it was still closed to foreigners, and learned from personal experience the occult practices and doctrines that characterize Tibetan Buddhism. In addition to Immortality and Reincarnation she is the author of Magic and Mystery in Tibet, My Journey to Lhasa, and Secret Oral Teachings in Tibetan Buddhist Sects.
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"Everything she had to say about Tibet in general and Buddhism in particular was stamped with poetry and insight."

Lawrence Durrell, author of The Alexandrian Quartet and Pope Joan

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EASTERN RELIGION

“Everything she had to say about Tibet in general and Buddhism in particular was stamped with poetry and insight.”
--Lawrence Durrell, author of The Alexandria Quartet

The question of what occurs to the individual personality after death is one of the fundamental quandries of the human experience. The famed traveler and mystic Alexandra David-Neel, one of the first Western women to see the forbidden city of Lhasa, Tibet, examines here the various Eastern concepts concerning life after death. Contrary to Western belief, which sees the human being as composed of moral body and an immortal soul, many Easterners believe in both the immortality of the body and the soul. Alexandra David-Neel gained firsthand knowledge of these beliefs and the practices they engendered in the course of her travels at the beginning of this century. In Immortality and Reincarnation she puts them together for a unique look at reincarnation and eternal life in a religion that had not yet been touched by the modern world.

ALEXANDRA DAVID-NEEL led one of the most fascinating lives of this century. When she died at the age of 101 she had written over thirty books on Buddhism and on her adventures in Asia. The first woman to interview the thirteenth Dalai Lama, she spent much time in Tibet, while it was still closed to foreigners, and learned from personal experience the occult practices and doctrines that characterize Tibetan Buddhism. She is the author of Magic and Mystery in Tibet, My Journey to Lhasa, and Secret Oral Teachings in Tibetan Buddhist Sects.

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