The book “Basic Tantra and The Explanatory Tantra” published by Men-Tsee-Khang, is the translation of first two treaties of Rtsa-rgyud (The Root Treaties) and Bshad-rgyud (The Explanatory Treaties) in a bi-lingual (Tibetan and English) format. The Basic Tantra presents an overview of the essence of Tibetan medicine. In six chapters, it clearly outlines the basic principles of health and diseases as well as methods of diagnosis and therapeutics approaches.
The Explanatory Tantra addresses the theoretical foundation of Tibetan medical science in an in-depth, detailed and systematic manner. It begins with a description of the formation of the human body as it relates to the theory of the Five elements followed by a description of the anatomical structure, physiological characteristics, and the final disintegration of the function of human body. The second section contains a detailed explanation on the causes and conditions, locations, characteristics, signs and symptoms and the classification of disorders. Thus the translation will help the English-speaking medical world to understand the knowledge of two treaties of Rtsa-rgyud (The Root Treaties) and Bshad-rgyud (The Explanatory Treaties).
The book “THE SUBSEQUENT TANTRA – From the Four Tantras of Tibetan Medicine” published by Men-Tsee-Khang, is the translation of last Tantra of Four Tantras of Tibetan Medicine.
THE SUBSEQUENT TANTRA – From the Four Tantras of Tibetan Medicine presents the important theoretical principles of the major practical applications of Tibetan Medicine. It addresses comprehensive diagnosis, systematic methods of manufacturing different forms of medicines, the systematic ways of applying different evacuative and external therapies and the summarization of the complete knowledge and practices of Tibetan Medicine. Thus the translation will help the English-speaking medical world to understand the knowledge of last Tantra of Four Tantras of Tibetan Medicine.
An aged-old tradition which is based on a set of established theories;most admirably written through a series of 5900 verses; so intricately interwoven with a yarn of metaphors and similes; reflecting the wisdom of one of the world's oldest and untouched civilization, is today,revealed to the world to be cherished and appreciated by every single citizen of this planet.
Tibetan medicine is an art because it shows how to live a life skillfully. Tibetan Medicine is a science too, as it can be empirically proven through debate and practical application.Tibetan medicine can also be claimed to be a philosophy, on the ground that it shares a deep connection with buddhist philosophy. Tibetan medicine is the ultimate solution in answering to many present-day crisis of psychological and psychosomatic problems, as this system is an integrated science.
This multi-faceted wisdom, which comes in a single pack, is called "Gyueshi," the fundamental text of Tibetan Medicine. Gyueshhi contain four tantras, Namely Tsa Gyue(The Root Tantra), shae Gyue(The Explanatory Tantra), Man Ngag Gyue(The Oral Instruction Tantra) and Chima Gyue(The Subsequent Tantra). The former two tantras encompass the foundation on which the entire principles of Tibetan Medicine rest. The latter two tantras elaborate more on the classification of disorders, as well as in practical application of diagnosis and therapeutic aspects of Tibetan Medicine.
This edition on the translation of The Oral Instruction Tantra is a testimony of Tibetan Peoples's sincerity in sharing their wisdom with others and in undertaking the responsibility to provide health to all human beings.