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The Arrow and the Spindle - Vol 1

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Author: Samten G. Karmay

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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. Tibet’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.