About the Book :
Man's destiny has been shaped by two dominant and hostile forces-war and love. Throughout the ages people have been asking, how to prevent wars? The answer has always evaded them. Yet the people of the hidden land of Tibet found it. This happened when Buddhism gained sway over Tibet. Centuries ago, before Buddhism reached Tibet, the Tibetans were followers of a nature worshipping religion called upon by them. Then they were warlike and aggressive. They carried their swords to Mongolia, China, Turkistan, India and Burma. Buddhism came, slowly there was a change of heart in people and war lost all its fascination. Sir Charles Bell's The Religion of Tibet treats this enchanting theme. It does it in two parts: How it came, and how it ruled. The author has consulted hitherto unknown Chinese and Tibetan sources, in addition to the known works on Tibet. His nineteen years residence in Tibet gave him an opportunity to consult the most authoritative people in Tibet regarding his subject. The result of all his infatiguable labour is this wonderful book. A book for all statesmen, philosophers and students of religion.