April 28, 2012


Hor-gtsang ’Jigs-med is a refreshing and critical Tibetan writer and thinker. His fearless and outspoken attempts to examine dGe-choss life and works with all their strengths and weaknesses are truly impressive. But one of the risks in trying to be too objective may be that one ends up being subjective! This seems to be the case when he, for example, states (Drang bden gyis bslus pa’i slong mo ba (p. 199) that one of dGe-chos greatest mistakes in life has been composing his Klu sgrub dgongs rgyan. But why? Because of the doctrinal controversiality of its content or the author’s ingenuity?

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