By Dmitry Ermakov

This publication captures the frame of mind of the way a shaman thinks and perceives therapeutic magic, the soul and the wildlife. It lists many descriptions of purification rites and rituals of homage which have been to realize the aid of spirits and forces of the weather. This was once, and is this day, the the neighborhood people's solution to retain fit and filthy rich and keep an eye on the winds and the rains.
Bo refers back to the Bo Murgel, who perform within the lands round Lake Baikal, Siberia and Mongolia. Bon refers back to the teachings of Buddha Tonpa Shenrab, who got here out of Zhang Zhung to Tibet round 18,000 years in the past, based on the pinnacle instructor of today's Bonpo practioners. the writer does end up his element, that those cultures have universal origins. He traveled numerous instances to those components, spoke with the neighborhood specialists, recorded their equipment and supplied many illustrations.

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Bon gsar rna. Zhang zhung gdod ma'i bon. XL VIll - Introduction Yungdrung Bon According to traditional sources, Yungdrung Bon is the teaching of the Central Asian Buddha, Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche, who lived and preached in the heart of Tagzig,5 an ancient country located somewhere in the Pamir Mountains, possibly in modern-day Taj ikistan and/or the surrounding Central Asian republics. The teachings of this Buddha were brought into and flourished in the land of Zhang Zhung, an empire or tribal confederation centred in western Tibet around Tise (Mount Kailash).

As the Buddhas ' teachings came into a certain cultural and religious environment in a certain time and place, some already existing notions, outward forms, methods and terminology were adopted to facilitate understanding - people cannot relate to something which is explained in terms and categories completely beyond their experience and alien to them. Thus some aspects of 'native ' systems were used and transformed by the Buddhas to convey the view and the main purpose of their teachings; this is a pattern seen throughout the history of religion.

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