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  Tibetan Epic of Gesar of Ling: Gesar's Magical Birth, Early Years and Coronation as King
Tibetan Epic of Gesar of Ling


 
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Author: Robin Korman, Sangye Khandro, Lama Chonam
Format: Hardcover in slipcase
ISBN: 9781590308424
Publication Date: 2013

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The first and only translation of the centuries-old Tibetan spiritual allegory of King Gesar, who rose above personal crises, fought off enemy invaders, and brought peace and prosperity to his people.

The Gesar of Ling epic is like the Tibetan equivalent of The Arabian Nights. For hundreds of years, versions of if have been sung by bards in Tibet, China, Central Asia, and across the eastern Silk Route. King Gesar, renowned throughout these areas, represents the ideal warrior. As a leader with his peoples loyalty and trust, he conquers all their enemies and protects the peace.

The example of King Gesar is also understood as a spiritual teaching. The "enemies" in the stories represent the emotional and psychological challenges that turn people toward greed, aggression, and envy, and away from the true teachings of Buddhism.

This volume tells of Gesars birth, his mischievous childhood, his youth spent in exile, and his rivalry for the throne with his treacherous uncle.

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