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Lobsang Rampa'S The Third Eye: The Autobiography Of Atibetan Lama

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It is difficult to attribute the mammoth acclaim of Lobsang Rampa's The Third Eye: The Autobiography of a Tibetan Lama to its presentation of Vajrayāna Buddhist philosophy to a Western public hungry for such knowledge, because the philosophy proffered via the text constitutes only a marginal portion of its narrative content. In short, like James Bond novels, Rampa's texts allow contemporary subjects a figurative, temporary and partial respite from the discursive tension of the disciplinary/bio-power domain, via an imaginative inversion of the dynamics that inform the five main disciplinary/bio-power technologies, all of which, in effect, affords readers the experience of exercising the power to which they are usually subject.

Keywords: Buddhism; James Bond novels; Lobsang Rampa; Tibetan Lama



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