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Naropa (Paperback)

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The fascinating new book Naropa explains the underlying philosophy of Buddhism and its relevance today as a religion without a god or prophet, but rather a belief in self-reliance. The story takes place in the eleventh century, when India was subject to Turkish Muslim attack on the Indian Gangetic plain, in Kashmir, and in the Himalayan region.Naropa is a Kashmir Brahmin and the abbot of Nalanda University. During a strange mystical experience, a hideous dakini informs him that his comprehension is only intellectual, and if he wants real insight, he should meet Tilopa.Following this advice, Naropa abandons his university post and searches for the Mahasiddha Tilopa. It is not easy to find the Brahmin Tilopa, as he possesses miraculous powers, and never stays long in the same place. But Naropa finally locates him.

About the Author

Swami Satyananda Giri is a sannyasin belonging to Sri Gnanananda Tapovanam, Tirukoilur, S.India. He has written extensively on Indian history and philosophy. His books include In the Twirling of a Lotus, Akbar, Kant and Men of Straw.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781493505098
ISBN-10: 1493505092
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: October 16th, 2013
Pages: 414
Language: English