Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines or Seven Books of Wisdom of the Great Path, According to the Late Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup’s English Rendering
Arranged and edited with introductions and annotations to serve as a commentary by W. Y. Evans-Wentz. Foreword by Dr. R. R. Marett and yogic commentary by Chen-Chi Chang.
Seven authentic Tibetan yoga texts, almost unknown to the occidental world until their first publication in English in 1935. A companion to the unique Tibetan Book of the Dead, which the late Dr. Evans-Wentz also edited, this volume, illustrated with photographs and reproductions of yoga paintings and manuscripts, contains some of the principal meditations used by illustrious Hindu and Tibetan gurus and philosophers through the ages in attaining Right Knowledge and Enlightenment. The editor, whose inquiry and research extended through more than fifteen years in the Orient, spent much time as a pupil of Hindu sages and Buddhist lamas. He has included a body of orally transmitted tradition and teachings received at first hand. These will be of particular interest to anthropologists and psychologists, and to students of comparative religion and practically applied Mahayana Yoga. Special commentaries precede each carefully rendered text, and a comprehensive preface contrasts the tenets of Buddhism with European concepts of religion, philosophy, and science.
Includes 9 book-plates and illustrations.
Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines W. Y. Evans-Wentz, Oxford University Press, 1960
Second edition, second impression. Hardback. Octavo. Bound in green cloth. No dust jacket. Gilt lettering and ornament to the cover and spine. Minor lean to the spine and some slight spotting to text block. Former owners name inscribed on the fly leaf. A red X has been drawn in pen in the marginalia on page 70. Underlining and marginalia on pages 3-5 and on 5 pages of the Yogic Commentary.