A Profound insight
The work of Alexandra David-Néel (1868-1969), an excellent expert in Tibetan religion and philosophy, has been known in the Czech Republic for several decades, due to a successful publication of several of her works. However, her writing A Profound insight (The Secret teachings of Tibetan Buddhists) is, in our country, almost unknown until now. She has herself described it as „a unique evidence of the philosophical views of the Tibetan scholars, which used to belong to secret teachings conveyed from person to person.“
Květoslav Minařík considered the truths contained in this writing to be immensely useful for the development of the spiritual qualities and, at the same time, close to the modern way of European thinking, and therefore he has accompanied it by numerous explanations and by that enriched this small treasure of the spiritual literature even more.
Excerpt from the Introduction by A. David-Néel:
I am not expressing my own views as a promotion; their purpose is to convey certain teachings, supported by foremost Tibetan scholars, and little accessible to foreign researchers. It is up to every reader to form their own opinion about the theories contained in this book. Let them think about and reflect on them the way they like.
This book is a unique document, the fruit of research which I have carried out in the Tibetan land for the period of twenty years; a research, that can never be repeated ever again.