No Refuge for DegeneratesNo Refuge for Degenerates

Bake in the sun for around four months and voila! One big fucking disaster. This book takes a journey into well-intentioned recklessness, arrogant benevolence and the problems that such oxymoronic characteristics can bring.

Author: A. D. Hoyle


ISBN: 1034165828



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Take one disillusioned doctor. Fed up of what turned out to be a soulless and thankless job. Yearning to create some real change in people's lives. Add in a large dollop of arrogance, a sprinkle of anxiety, a spoonful of street art and handful of cops. Bake in the sun for around four months and voila! One big fucking disaster. This book takes a journey into well-intentioned recklessness, arrogant benevolence and the problems that such oxymoronic characteristics can bring. Written in a stream-of-consciousness style reminiscent of Hunter S. Thompson and Chuck Palaniuk, and served with a few poems for dessert.

Street Urchins Sociopaths and DegeneratesStreet Urchins Sociopaths and Degenerates

His ostracism seems foregrounded and complemented by his physical attributes; although albinism does not necessitate ... He relates to Kemp that he had 'no refuge, no appliances, no human being in the world in whom I could confide' and ...

Author: David Floyd

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781783160815



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From the notable emergence of orphan figures in late eighteenth-century literature, through early- and middle-period Victorian fiction and, as this book argues, well into the fin de siècle, this potent literary type is remarkable for its consistent recurrence and its metamorphosis as a register of cultural conditions. The striking ubiquity of orphans in the literature of these periods encourages inquiry into their metaphoric implications and the manner in which they function as barometers of burgeoning social concerns. The overwhelming majority of criticism focusing on orphans centres particularly on the form as an early- to middle-century convention, primarily found in social and domestic works; in effect, the non-traditional, aberrant, at times Gothic orphan of the fin de siècle has been largely overlooked, if not denied outright. This oversight has given rise to the need for a study of this potent cultural figure as it pertains to preoccupations characteristic of more recent instances. This book examines the noticeable difference between orphans of genre fiction of the fin de siècle and their predecessors in works including first-wave Gothic and the majority of Victorian fiction, and the variance of their symbolic references and cultural implications.

Steps on the Path to EnlightenmentSteps on the Path to Enlightenment

If you transgress some of these precepts you will not completely lose your refuge, but it will degenerate. But breaking some others indicates that you have given up your refuge. Tsongkhapa presents several different opinions on this.

Author: Lhundub Sopa

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861717736


Page: 608

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Steps on the Path to Englightenment: The Foundation Practices marks the first volume of a much-anticipated, comprehensive commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo by the renowned Buddhist scholar, Geshe Sopa. This landmark commentary on what is perhaps the most elegant Tibetan presentation of the Buddhist path offers a detailed overview of Buddhist philosophy, especially invaluable to those wanting to enact the wisdom of the Buddha in their lives. In the Lamrim Chenmo, Tsongkhapa explains the path in terms of the three levels of practitioners: those of small capacity who seek happiness in future lives, those of medium capacity who seek liberation from the cycle of suffering, and those of great capacity who seek full enlightenment in order to benefit all beings. This volume covers the topics common to the first level: Tsongkhapa's explanations of the role of the teacher, his exhortation to take the essence of human existence, the contemplation of death and future lives, and going for the refuge. Given his vast knowledge and his experience in both Tibetan and Western contexts, Geshe Sopa is the ideal commentator of this work for the modern student of Tibetan Buddhism.

Love Letters from GolokLove Letters from Golok

Specically, I highlight the importance of genre to representing agency, given that there is no single authorial ... as an ongoing benecent presence in Tibetan lives: Without refuge or protector, we beings of degenerate [times], Now, ...

Author: Holly Gayley

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231542753


Page: 432

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Love Letters from Golok chronicles the courtship between two Buddhist tantric masters, Tāre Lhamo (1938–2002) and Namtrul Rinpoche (1944–2011), and their passion for reinvigorating Buddhism in eastern Tibet during the post-Mao era. In fifty-six letters exchanged from 1978 to 1980, Tāre Lhamo and Namtrul Rinpoche envisioned a shared destiny to "heal the damage" done to Buddhism during the years leading up to and including the Cultural Revolution. Holly Gayley retrieves the personal and prophetic dimensions of their courtship and its consummation in a twenty-year religious career that informs issues of gender and agency in Buddhism, cultural preservation among Tibetan communities, and alternative histories for minorities in China. The correspondence between Tare Lhamo and Namtrul Rinpoche is the first collection of "love letters" to come to light in Tibetan literature. Blending tantric imagery with poetic and folk song styles, their letters have a fresh vernacular tone comparable to the love songs of the Sixth Dalai Lama, but with an eastern Tibetan flavor. Gayley reads these letters against hagiographic writings about the couple, supplemented by field research, to illuminate representational strategies that serve to narrate cultural trauma in a redemptive key, quite unlike Chinese scar literature or the testimonials of exile Tibetans. With special attention to Tare Lhamo's role as a tantric heroine and her hagiographic fusion with Namtrul Rinpoche, Gayley vividly shows how Buddhist masters have adapted Tibetan literary genres to share private intimacies and address contemporary social concerns.

The Degenerate MuseThe Degenerate Muse

The artists, in turn, could not cure the age because, no matter how hard, or how clean, or how graceful the ... Invalided during the First World War, ill and shell-shocked, Ford took refuge with his then mistress Esther Bowen in a ...

Author: Robin G. Schulze

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199920327


Page: 309

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The early twentieth century marked a dramatic shift in the American conception of nature. This book analyzes the ways in which the scientific recasting of American nature as an antidote for degeneration influenced work of important modernist writers Harriet Monroe, Ezra Pound, and Marianne Moore.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Other American StoriesFear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Other American Stories

“ But first we should go back to the hotel and settle in . Maybe have a quick swim and some rum . ” He nodded , leaning back on the seat and staring up at the sky . Night was coming down slowly . 1 4 . No Refuge for Degenerates .

Author: Hunter S. Thompson


ISBN: UOM:39015040604053


Page: 283

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First published in Rolling Stone magazine in 1971, Hunter Thompson's corrosively funny account of what happened to this country in the 1960s remains the final word on the highs and lows of that decade.

Manjushri s Innermost SecretManjushri s Innermost Secret

And: Have been unable to subdue the beings of the degenerate age, Who are left without a refuge or protector. Recalling the kindness [of my gurus], I, Jetsun Losang Chökyi Gyaltsen, Supplicate those who accomplish the deeds of the ...

Author: Ganden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614296287


Page: 500

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The only English translation of a text key to the Gelug lineage (the Buddhist lineage of the Dalai Lama). Discover the entire path to enlightenment as taught by the wisdom-buddha Manjushri. A Treasury of Oral Instructions from the Hearing Lineage Revealing the Innermost Secret, Kachen Yeshe Gyaltsen’s commentary on the First Panchen Lama’s liturgical text, Lama Chöpa, stands as one of the great literary contributions to the Gelug Hearing Lineage. Written at the behest of the Third Panchen Lama, Palden Yeshe, this astonishing text reveals a treasury of closely guarded oral instructions. Highly informative and deeply moving, Manjushri’s Innermost Secret contains the entire path to enlightenment that was transmitted in direct communication with Lama Tsongkhapa by the wisdom-buddha Manjushri. This invaluable commentary provides an authoritative illumination of the Lama Chöpa ritual text for practitioners and is widely revered and commented upon in its own right. Designed for those who have received the highest yoga tantra empowerment, these texts swiftly guide the spiritual practitioner to the state of complete enlightenment through the full spectrum of teachings on the lamrim and mind training (lojong). It also covers the generation and completion stages of highest yoga tantra, all of which are grounded in deep, heartfelt faith and devotion for one’s spiritual guide. In addition to the Lama Chöpa ritual text itself, this book also includes the First Panchen Lama’s root text on Ganden Mahamudra, the supplication verses to the lineage gurus, and the Fifty Verses of Guru Devotion composed by the Indian saint Ashvagosha. ___ Previously published as Manjusri's Innermost Secret by Dechen Ling Press.