BUDDHISM IN TIBET
LITERARY DOCUMENTS AND OBJECTS OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP.
ACCOUNT OF THE BUDDHIST SYSTEMS PRECEDING IT IN INDIA.
EMIL SCHLAGINTWEIT, LL.D.
This mid-19th Century work is one of the few public domain descriptions of
Tibetan Buddhism we have found.
Desipte the sketchy knowledge of Buddhism in Europe at the time, this has
a surprising level of detail about the subject, due to the pioneering
field work of the authors' brothers.
Some of the information in this book about
sacred documents, divination methods, calendrical systems,
as well as details of rituals
and ritual objects is unique.
Alphabet Used For Transcription
Chapter I. Sketch of the Life of Sakyamuni, The Founder of Buddhism
Chapter II. Gradual Rise and Present Area of the Buddhist Religion
Chapter III. The Religious System of Sakyamuni
Chapter IV. The Hinayana System
Chapter V. The Mahayana System
Chapter VI. The System of Mysticism
Chapter VII. Historical Account of the Introduction of Buddhism into Tibet
Chapter VIII. The Sacred Literature
Chapter IX. Veiws on Metempsychosis
Chapter X. Details Characteristic of the Religion of the People
Chapter XI. Translation of an Address to the Buddhas of Confession
Chapter XII. The Tibetan Priesthood
Chapter XII. Religious Buildings and Monuments
Chapter XIV. Representation of Buddhist Deities
Chapter XV. Worship of the Deities, and Religious Ceremonies
Chapter XVI. The Systems of Reckoning Time
Chapter XVII. Description of Various Tables used for Astrological Purposes