20 small wide Tsakli kdp

Second in “TSAKLI perfected images” series 20 SMALL WIDE TSAKLI. This Tibetan (probably) or Mongolian series (possibly) series of twenty is unusual in being landscape rather than portrait orientation. Presumably these are C16th or C17th (from the painting style; there is no reverse text to help date them). A few of the cards are quite age damaged. Most are finely and intricately painted, but any shellac has darkened over time.

Because of the condition, differently from most other books in this series, I accompany large untouched and uncropped tsakli images with smaller images that are digitally restored to bring these (thin mulberry) cards closer to their original colors when first painted. I suggest a Sutra text that these may be illustrations from. But even without certainty of some details, and despite their aged condition, a faded beauty still haunts these rare survivals.

FB Group Tsakli and Miniature Thangkas Posthuman Buddhism

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Posthuman Buddhism

Posthuman Buddhism comes out of new scientific understanding of the early evolution of consciousness – and the change from E2 to E1 brains. “Emptiness is not complete nothingness; it doesn’t mean that nothing exists at all. This would be a nihilistic view contrary to common sense. What it does mean is that things do not exist the way our grasping self supposes they do.” M.V.T. shows that the (absent/ atrophied/ abstract/ phantom/ lacuna) Primal (old/ parietal/ median) Eye – the way our fundamental conscious circuitry evolved – is a psychological/ virtual construct that isn’t physically present, yet is experiental and central. MVT “Idealism” doesn’t require Berkeley’s “mind of god” and is consistent with evolutionary history, and modern findings of neuropsychology and connectionism.

Sir Julian Huxley (founder of Transhumanism, UNESCO and UK Humanism) advocated a rational (non-supernaturalist) “religion” to supersede the irrational and supernatural beliefs that pollute the world curently.

Tsakli (miniature painting tradition that dates back to C13th or so) depict an enlightened state, perhaps vision induced by tantric ritual or initiation, or perhaps a portrait of a bodhisattvha or buddist deity. Such visions are seen as self-originating (psychomorphological) rather than supernatural. These green tsakli (most have red borders) I find have a particularly calming effect. Colors change our mood – tsakli use surrealist and optical tricks to disrupt the mundane mind. Set of 36 unusual green tsakli, depicts Bonpo masters, and events relating to Tonpa Shenrab, legendary founder of the Bon tradition of Tibet. This is first in a longish series of kindle books (mostly images) and fewer paperbooks (more text) TSAKLI perfected images.