By Yangzom Brauen
[i]A strong, emotional memoir and a rare portrait of 3 generations of Tibetan girls whose lives are eternally replaced while Chairman Mao’s crimson military crushes Tibetan independence, sending a tender mom and her six-year-old daughter on a treacherous trip around the snowy Himalayas towards freedom
[/i]Kunsang inspiration she might by no means go away Tibet. one of many country's youngest Buddhist nuns, she grew up in a distant mountain village the place, as undefined, she entered the neighborhood nunnery. notwithstanding uncomplicated, Kunsang's existence gave her all she wanted: a oneness with nature and a experience of the non secular in all issues. She married a monk, had little ones, and lived in peace and prayer. yet no longer for lengthy. there has been a announcing in Tibet: "When the iron poultry flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan humans could be scattered like ants around the face of the earth." The chinese language invasion of Tibet in 1950 replaced every little thing. while squaddies arrived at her mountain monastery, destroying every little thing of their course, Kunsang and her relatives fled around the Himalayas merely to spend years in Indian refugee camps. She misplaced both her husband and her youngest baby on that trip, yet the future held a unprecedented flip of occasions that may eternally switch her life--the arrival within the refugee camps of a classy younger Swiss guy lengthy fascinated about Tibet. Martin Brauen will fall immediately in love with Kunsang's younger daughter, Sonam, finally successful her middle and hand, and taking mother and daughter with him to Switzerland, the place Yangzom might be born.
Many tales lie hidden till the correct individual arrives to inform them. In rescuing the tale of her now 90-year-old inspirational grandmother and her mom, Yangzom Brauen has given us a ebook packed with love, braveness, and triumph,as good as allowing us an extraordinary and vibrant glimpse of lifestyles in rural Tibet sooner than the coming of the Chinese. Most importantly, though, ACROSS MANY MOUNTAINS is a testomony to 3 powerful, made up our minds ladies who are linked by an unbreakable family members bond.
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The Master returned to Rajagaha, and to him came Ana thapindika, a wealthy merchant of Savatthi. Being converted, he built a resting-place at every league of the way from Raja gaha to Savatthi, and there presented the Order with the Jetavana Grove as a third retreat, buying it from Prince Jeta with as much gold as would cover the ground. The Buddha thanked him by receiving him as a disciple, and the Monastery built in the Jetavana Grove became his headquarters for the rest of the Ministry. About this time Visakha, the wife of a guild-master of Savatthi, who was converted to the Dhamma as a girl, gave to the Order her gorgeous jewelled headdress which, when sold, provided funds for yet another retreat.
He conquered fear ; subdued all lusts of the flesh ; he developed and controlled his mind, but still he did not find Enlightenment. Finally he realized that not in austerities could truth be found. He decided to eat again, and the five ascetics living with him departed in disgust. He accepted a bowl of curds from a maid, Sugata, and having eaten and bathed, seated himself in the lotus posture at the foot of a tree, determined to achieve without more delay the full fruits of Enlightenment. It was the night of the Full Moon of May, and he was thirty-five.
While they were resting there a remarkable incident occurred. A newly ordained disciple, Assaji, met Sariputta, the disciple of another famous ascetic who dwelt near by. Sariputta had a friend Moggallana, and the two men had promised to tell one another when either of them ' attained the immortal '. Sariputta was deeply impressed by Assaji's dignity and self-possession as he moved about the city begging for alms, and asked him, as was customary for one ascetic to another, who was his teacher, and what his teaching might be.