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Tibet Is My Country: The Autobiography of Thubten Jigme Norbu, Brother of the Dalai Lama, as Told to Heinrich Harrer (Wisdom Tibet Book) [Paperback]

Thubten Jigme Norbu , Heinrich Harrer
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  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications,U.S.; New edition edition (1 Sep 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0861710452
  • ISBN-13: 978-0861710454
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 581,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars interesting 10 July 2013
By m. dosa
Format:Hardcover
very interesting account of the dalai lamas brothers life,who is also a reincarnation.intriguing tales from his child hood especially his liking of his mums pastries.shows his sadness at leaving his family to start his life in a monastery.great tale of his first journey to lhasa sadly the final chapters deal with the final years of tibet and the chinese invasion leading to his fleeing the country
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4.0 out of 5 stars a very personal look at life in Tibet before the occupation 11 Sep 1998
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Of all the books I've read on Tibet (about 6), this stands out as the most personal account. Thubten Jigme Norbu, eldest brother of the Dalai Lama tells in tender detail about his childhood as the son of Tibetan peasants, his discovery as an incarnate lama, and his life in the Buddhist monasteries. It's interesting to read about this earlier perspective of the Dalai Lama's family members. Thubten Jigme Norbu learned of his brother's discovery as the Dalai Lama, and of his flight from Tibet to India from a distance. He mentions that because of the great differences in age, and the distance between their home and the monasteries where they were installed, the first time he and all his brothers ever sat down to dinner together was after the Chinese occupation. I really enjoyed reading about the little details of his early life, and the great amount of emotion in his story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A moving account of life in Tibet before the occupation 1 Feb 1998
By "ramonam" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
What came across in this story of Tibetan life before and after the Chinese occupation, is the sweet, gentle, and loving nature of the two authors. This is the story of a tragedy, but is not depressing. I've been recommending this book to friends because it is very uplifting and encouraging, besides being very readable. The Tibetans really had something in their culture that was of value, a pervading spirituality that was cheerful and peaceful. And yet, they didn't feel any need to convert others or force their religion on anyone. The authors of "Tibet is My Country" don't address the corruption in the Tibetan government or other problems, but those issues are realistically addressed by the Dalai Lama himself in "Freedom in Exile." This is a light charming nostalgic look at a lost way of life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended for all those who love Tibet 27 Sep 2013
By David Ebbinghouse - Published on Amazon.com
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Norbu's childhood memories growing up in Tibet are precious! The book is in near-perfect condition (out of print), and I felt lucky to get a copy.
4.0 out of 5 stars An in depth look at old Tibet 16 Feb 2014
By P. A. Iyer - Published on Amazon.com
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This book, written by the brother of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama is an in depth look at old Tibet through his eyes. It does connect their lives but is more about his life as a young boy, his journey towards being a monk, as he was also a recognized Tulka himself, and the events in Tibet as they unfolded over time. He did have an assisted writer, who wrote Seven Years in Tibet so the actual writing of the book as his feel to it however it is interesting to read.
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