The Mirror of Poetics

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The Mirror of Poetics ( Skt. Kāvyādarśa; Tib. སྙན་ངག་མེ་ལོང་, nyenngak melong, Wyl. snyan ngag me long) — 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.