Download e-book for iPad: Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from by Yangzom Brauen

By Yangzom Brauen

ISBN-10: 0312600135

ISBN-13: 9780312600136

[i]A robust, emotional memoir and a rare portrait of 3 generations of Tibetan girls whose lives are without end replaced while Chairman Mao’s purple 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 might 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. even though uncomplicated, 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 teenagers, and lived in peace and prayer. yet no longer for lengthy. there has been a announcing in Tibet: "When the iron chicken 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 infantrymen arrived at her mountain monastery, destroying every thing of their direction, Kunsang and her family members fled around the Himalayas merely 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 may eternally switch her life--the arrival within the refugee camps of an aesthetic younger Swiss guy lengthy thinking about Tibet. Martin Brauen will fall immediately in love with Kunsang's younger daughter, Sonam, ultimately successful her center and hand, and taking mother and daughter with him to Switzerland, the place Yangzom could be born.

Many tales lie hidden till the ideal 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 publication jam-packed with love, braveness, and triumph,as good as allowing us a unprecedented and vibrant glimpse of existence in rural Tibet sooner than the coming of the Chinese. Most importantly, though, ACROSS MANY MOUNTAINS is a testomony to 3 robust, decided ladies who are linked by an unbreakable relations bond.  

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With the utter extinction of the causes of suffering, there is true cessation. This is the final liberation—real, lasting peace, salvation. It is the third of the four noble truths. KCI_Interior_final 5/18/09 9:01 AM Page 33 four noble truths ✦ 33 In what kind of path should you train to achieve this cessation? Since faults mainly derive from the mind, the antidote must be generated mentally. Indeed, you need to know the final mode of subsistence of all phenomena, but it is most important to know the final status of the mind.

When you question whether the afflictive emotions can be removed or not, you are concerned with the third noble truth, true cessations. If afflictive emotions resided in the very nature of the mind, it would be impossible to remove them. If hatred, for example, resided in the nature of the mind, then as long as we are conscious we should be hateful, but this is obviously not the case. The same is true for attachment. Therefore, it is considered that the nature of the mind, of consciousness, is not polluted by defilements.

As much as the object of negation becomes clearer, so much deeper will your understanding of emptiness become. Finally, you will ascertain a mere vacuity that is a negative of inherent existence. Since emptiness, from between positive and negative phenomena, is a negative phenomenon and, from between affirming negatives and non-affirming negatives, is a non-affirming negative, when it appears to the mind, nothing will appear except an absence of such inherent existence—a mere elimination of the object of negation.

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