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The Prince and the Zombie: Tibetan Tales of Karma
By Matthieu Ricard (foreword by), Sherab Chodzin Kohn (trans) and Tenzin Wangmo
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Publisher Shambhala Pubns
Publication date April 7, 2015
Pages 126
Binding Paperback
Edition Italian edition
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781611802061
ISBN-10 1611802067
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $12.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: A prince must capture and bring back to his country a wily zombie—but will the zombie's magical powers prove too great for the prince?

In this series of tales, a prince must capture and bring back to his country a zombie who is endowed with magical powers—but in order to succeed, he must keep himself from speaking even one word to the zombie. The zombie is wily, and during the long journey he recounts fascinating tales to the prince, who is carrying him in a sack on his back. Spellbound by the stories, the prince is drawn into making some comment on them. But the very moment he opens his mouth, the zombie escapes, and the prince has to go back to India to catch the zombie all over again. This same scenario occurs over and over, tale after tale, journey after journey—until the prince truly learns his lesson.

These zombie stories, known as the Vetalapancavimsati in Sanskrit, are engrossing teaching tales that originated in ancient India but have become popular in the Buddhist culture of Tibet, as well as in other Asian cultures. This Tibetan version of the stories conveys the values of Buddhism, particularly those related to karma (the laws of cause and effect), happiness, and suffering. Through these tales, the reader learns that Buddhism is a path of knowledge that leads to liberation from suffering.

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With Tenzin Wangmo, Sherab Chodzin Kohn (other contributor) | Italian edition edition from Shambhala Pubns (April 7, 2015)
9781611802061 | details & prices | 126 pages | 5.00 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $12.95
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