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Friday, March 21, 2008
Most people (all three of them) who visit this blog must have read "Indo-Tibetan Buddhism", "Four Lamas of Dolpo" and the editio princeps of the "Hevajra Tantra". This is a fairly long interview with the author of those two (and many more) books. Snellgrove seems quite annoyed with many questions but I can fully endorse the insistence of the interviewers. So many small but interesting details are lost when these great men cease to write and speak. And Snellgrove's life was everything but boring. Perhaps not as adventurous as Conze's, whose biography "Memoirs of a Modern Gnostic" is now online (albeit illegally). This is truly one of the most disturbing books I've ever read. But that is another story and will be told at another time.