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RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES IN TIBET: PATTERNS AND FUNCTION
This book is an attempt to bring to life the religion of the Ti betans as a subjective response expressed in a pattern of behavior which makes sense in the context of their world view, as an answer to personal and societal needs, and as a profound influence on many aspects of the culture. The commonplace, everyday comprehension, acceptance, and practice of religion by the people are thus brought. into focus and contrasted to the ideological content of that form of Mahayana Buddhism commonly termed Tibetan Buddhism. When so placed in contrast, numerous differences, in emphasis at least, be tween theory and practice become evident. It is practice, however, which is functional in a culture and thus the subject of this book.