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The Third Eye

The Third Eye

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THE THIRD EYE
CONTENTS
Chapters
Page
PUBLISHER\u2019S FORWARD
9
AUTHOR\u2019S PREFACE
10
I. EARLY DAYS AT HOME
11
II. END OF MY CHILDHOOD
28
III. LAST DAYS AT HOME
39
IV. AT THE TEMPLE GATES
46
V. LIFE AS A CHELA
58
VI. LIFE IN THE LAMASERY
68
VII. THE OPENING OF THE THIRD EYE
75
VIII. THE POTALA
80
IX. AT THE WILD ROSE FENCE
92
X. TIBETAN BELIEFS
100
XI. TRAPPA
115
XII. HERBS AND KITES
122
XIII. FIRST VISIT HOME
141
XIV. USING THE THIRD EYE
148
XV. THE SECRET NORTH\u2014-AND YETIS
158
XVI. LAMAHOOD
167
XVII. FINAL INITIATION
181
XVIII. TIBET\u2014FAREWELL!
186
PUBLISHERS' FOREWORD

The autobiography of a Tibetan lama is a unique record
of experience and, as such, inevitably hard to corroborate.
In an attempt to obtain conformation of the Author's stat-
ments the Publishers submitted the MS. to nearly twenty
readers, all persons of intelligence and experience, some
with special knowledge of the subject. Their opinions were
so contradictory that no positive result emerged. Some
questioned the accuracy of one section, some of another;
what was doubted by one expert was accepted unquestion-

ingly by another. Anyway, the Publishers asked themselves,

was there any expert who had undergone the training of a Tibetan lama in its most developed forms ? Was there one who had been brought up in a Tibetan family?

Lobsang Rampa has provided documentary evidence
that he holds medical degrees of the University of Chung-
king and in those documents he is described as a Lama of
the Potala Monastery of Lhasa. The many personal con-
versations we have had with him have proved him to be a
man of unusual powers and attainments. Regarding many
aspects of his personal life he has shown a reticence that
was sometimes baffling; but everyone has a right to privacy
and Lobsang Rampa maintains that some concealment is

imposed on him for the safety of his family in Communist- occupied Tibet. Indeed, certain details, such as his father's real position in the Tibetan hierarchy, have been intention- ally disguised for this purpose.

For these reasons the Author must bear\u2014and willingly

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