The Arrow and the Spindle - Vol 1
Author: Samten G. Karmay
The Arrow and the Spindle: studies in history, myths, rituals and beliefs in Tibet, by Samten G. Karmay (1998). This book brings together a unique compilation of articles written by Samten Karmay, shedding light on early Buddhist practices, reflecting on Dzogchen philosophy and Bon religion. Tibetâ€™s reunification under the rule of the Fifth Dalai Lama and a Lamaiastic government in the seventeenth century is examined as a cause of the gradual decline culminating in the total loss of independence in the twentieth century.