By Sangye Desi Gyatso,Gavin Kilty

Composed whereas its writer was once the ruler of Tibet, Mirror of Beryl is a close account of the origins and historical past of medication in Tibet throughout the finish of the 17th century. Its writer, Desi Sangye Gyatso (1653 - 1705), used to be the center disciple and political successor of the nice 5th Dalai Lama and the writer of a number of very hot works on Tibetan medication, together with his Blue Beryl, a observation at the foundational textual content of Tibetan medicine, The 4 Tantras. within the current ancient advent, Sangye Gyatso lines the resources of effect on Tibetan drugs to classical India, China, vital Asia, and past, supplying lifestyles tales, huge references to past Tibetan works on drugs, and interesting information about the Tibetan method of therapeutic. He additionally offers a observation at the pratimoksha, bodhisattva, and tantric Buddhist vows. Desi Sangye Gyatso's Mirror of Beryl remains at the present time a necessary source for college kids of scientific technological know-how in Tibet.

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