Eliot Tokar

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Asceticism and Healing in Ancient India: Medicine in the Buddhist Monastery

Asceticism and Healing in Ancient India: Medicine in the Buddhist Monastery.By Kenneth G. Zysk. Oxford University Press: New York, 1991.200 pp. $35.00 (hardcover). The Buddhist tales about the legendary Indian physician, Jivaka, recount examples of his odd and effective cures, such as how he restored the protruding eyeball of a wrestler by pulling the tendons of his […]

By Eliot Tokar

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New and Noteworthy Texts In Translation

Debate in Tibetan Buddhism By Daniel Perdue. Snow Lion: Ithaca, 1992.1,025 pp. $45.00 (hardcover). Debate is the investigative technique used in Tibetan monastic education to lead students through the intricacies of Buddhist philosophy, to sharpen minds, and to develop analytical capacities. This volume is based on a foundational text on debate composed by Pur-bu-jok Jam-ba-gya-tso […]

By Eliot Tokar
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