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‘Extracting the essence’: Bcud len in the Tibetan literary tradition

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The Tibetan practice of bcud len, or ‘extracting the essence’, has been for long a neglected aspect of Tibetan medical and spiritual knowledge with scattered evidence and little certainty regarding its origins or the extent of its effective presence, either in the past or at currently. In this study, seventy-three texts have been identified and tabulated. Of these, sixty-seven have been summarised and commented on, and five of these, each representative of one type of the practice...

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Oriental Studies Faculty
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2016-07-20

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