The Mirror of Poetics

跳至導覽 跳至搜尋

The Mirror of Poetics (Wyl. snyan ngag me long; Skt. Kāvyādarśa) — an important treatise on the theory of Sanskrit poetics (one of the five minor sciences), written by the Indian pandita Dandin (Skt. Daṇḍin) (c. 6-7th century). It was introduced to Tibetan scholars in the 1220s by Sakya Pandita and thus served as the standard guide for the literary composition of poetry, philosophy, biography and letter writing. Mipham Gelek Namgyal and Mipham Rinpoche wrote commentaries to this text.