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  1. The Turquoise Bee: The Lovesongs of the Sixth Dalai Lama
    The Turquoise Bee: The Lovesongs of the Sixth Dalai Lama
    The Turquoise Bee: The Lovesongs of the Sixth Dalai Lama
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  2. The Turquoise Bee: The Lovesongs of the Sixth Dalai Lama

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    Price R233.00

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Known to have courted both prostitutes and nobelwomen and to have delivered his teachings in public parks instead of monasteries, the sixth Dalai Lama remains a controversial figure in Tibetan history. Presented here are 523 poems accompanied by introductions, commentary and illustrations.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

These poems are mostly of unrequited love/lust. Some of them are moveing. It certainly shows that Dalai Lama's can be subject to the pains of Samsara. I think the introduction to the book sums it up when it says that he was either an advanced tantric master of mysterious methods or a false Dalai Lama. There are two versions of this book available. The one pre-fixed "The Turquoise Bee" is the better presented one.
I became interested in the poetry of the Sixth Dalai Lama and I bought this book. It's really great. I recommend it. I don't know what's going on with these other two reviews.
It's just the sort of thing which would appeal to a professor of Perception and Philosophy somewhere in an obscure university. Rather wishy-washy. But then again it makes a change from the usual hand-me-downs from the other sutra-reading throng.
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