The Fourteen Dalai Lamas: A Sacred Legacy of Reincarnation

Dalton, James S.
March 2002
Multicultural Review;Mar2002, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p87
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the book "The Fourteen Dalai Lamas: A Sacred Legacy of Reincarnation," by Glenn H. Mullin. Although scholars of Tibetan Buddhism will be disappointed with this book, participants in the Tradition will be exhilarated. Mullin is straightforward in his religious commitment to Buddhism as well as in his hesitations about Western scholarly interpretations of that tradition. From the very beginning he states, this book is intended as pleasurable reading and not as an academic study of Tibetan history. Often he prefers the "mystical" or "magical" interpretation of traditional Tibetan historiography to those of Western scholars.


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