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By Yangzom Brauen

ISBN-10: 0312600135

ISBN-13: 9780312600136

[i]A robust, emotional memoir and a unprecedented portrait of 3 generations of Tibetan ladies whose lives are without end replaced whilst Chairman Mao’s pink 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 idea 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. notwithstanding basic, Kunsang's lifestyles gave her all she wanted: a oneness with nature and a feel of the religious in all issues. She married a monk, had childrens, and lived in peace and prayer. yet no longer for lengthy. there has been a asserting in Tibet: "When the iron chicken flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan humans might be scattered like ants around the face of the earth." The chinese language invasion of Tibet in 1950 replaced every thing. while squaddies arrived at her mountain monastery, destroying every thing of their course, 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 might without end switch her life--the arrival within the refugee camps of an aesthetic younger Swiss guy lengthy occupied with Tibet. Martin Brauen will fall immediately in love with Kunsang's younger daughter, Sonam, finally profitable her center and hand, and taking mother and daughter with him to Switzerland, the place Yangzom might be born.

Many tales lie hidden till the appropriate 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 booklet choked with love, braveness, and triumph,as good as allowing us an extraordinary and vibrant glimpse of existence in rural Tibet prior to the coming of the Chinese. Most importantly, though, ACROSS MANY MOUNTAINS is a testomony to 3 powerful, decided ladies who are linked by an unbreakable family members bond.  

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There is, in fact, a diversity of thought amongst more recent scholars on this particular issue. Fenner42 tells us that Candrakirti distinguishes his school from the Svátantrika school of Bhávaviveka on the basis that while Bhávaviveka and his followers adopt the paryudasa, the Prásaňgikas plump for 41 42 prahanam cabravic chasta bhavasya vibhavasya ca tasm an na bhavo nábhávo nirvánám itiyujyate op. cit. p. 187 ibid. p. 188. NAGARJUNA AND LOGIC 37 the prasajya. However, he fails to tell us precisely where Candriklrti says this.

295. M M K. vii. 30. sataÉca tâvabhâvasya nirodha nopapadyate ekatve na hi bhâvas ca nâbhâvas copapadyate M M K. viii. 7 kârakah sadasadbhütah sadasatkurate na tat parasparaviruddham hi saccâsaccaikatah kutah MM K. ii. 8 ganta na gacchati tâvadagantâ naiva gacchati anyo ganturagantnàca kastrtïyo hi gacchati NAGARJUNA AND LOGIC 27 One who admits existence will necessarily perceive permanence and destruction. 9 We may simply comment at this stage that statements such as these seem to support the view that a law of the excluded middle is invoked on occasions by N agarjuna.

P. 22 ibid. p. 23 Streng (1967) p. 181-182. Betty (1983) p. 128. W . 29 yadi ká cana pratijña syan m e tata esa m e bhaved dosah. ndsti ca m am a pratijña tasman naivasti m e dosah. 42 NAGARJUNA AND LOGIC The objection must be raised, that here again Nagarjuna is up to something fishy. Is it not true that the statement I do not make a proposition”, is itself a proposition (pratijna)? Since it is, how is this compatible with the autocommentary in which we are told that there are no such things as propositions.

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