Holder of the White Lotus by Alexander Norman

Holder of the White Lotus by Alexander Norman

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Alexander Norman offers an unrivalled insight into the phenomenon that is the Dalai Lama

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama is renowned the world over for an unswerving dedication to non-violence in his efforts to achieve justice for Tibet. In the twenty years he has known and worked with him, Alexander Norman has seen at first hand this extraordinary man's courage, compassion and honesty. But the current Dalai Lama is fourteenth in a lineage whose history is every bit as bloody and intrigue-laden as that of the Papacy. The 'first' Dalai Lama was in fact the third; the second described himself as 'a mad beggar monk'; the fourth was not Tibetan at all but a direct descendant of Genghis Khan. The sixth was a notorious womaniser, while four successive Dalai Lamas were almost certainly murdered. The present Dalai Lama has himself been the target of attacks that resulted in the brutal murder of a close colleague. He readily admits that Tibet never was Shangri La. HOLDER OF THE WHITE LOTUS gives a fast-paced and absorbing insight into the real story of Tibetan culture, politics and spirituality

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SKU GOR001703931
Title Holder of the White Lotus
Author By (author) Alexander Norman
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Little, Brown & Company
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 464
ISBN 10 0316859885
ISBN 13 9780316859882
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama is renowned the world over for an unswerving dedication to non-violence in his efforts to achieve justice for Tibet. In the twenty years he has known and worked with him, Alexander Norman has seen at first hand this extraordinary man's courage, compassion and honesty. But the current Dalai Lama is fourteenth in a lineage whose history is every bit as bloody and intrigue-laden as that of the Papacy. The 'first' Dalai Lama was in fact the third; the second described himself as 'a mad beggar monk'; the fourth was not Tibetan at all but a direct descendant of Genghis Khan. The sixth was a notorious womaniser, while four successive Dalai Lamas were almost certainly murdered. The present Dalai Lama has himself been the target of attacks that resulted in the brutal murder of a close colleague. He readily admits that Tibet never was Shangri La. HOLDER OF THE WHITE LOTUS gives a fast-paced and absorbing insight into the real story of Tibetan culture, politics and spirituality
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001703931
Title Holder of the White Lotus
Author By (author) Alexander Norman
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Little, Brown & Company
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 464
ISBN 10 0316859885
ISBN 13 9780316859882
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No