The World of Tibetan Buddhism: An Overview of Its Philosophy by Dalai Lamai

By Dalai Lamai

With Preface through Richard Gere. the area of Tibetan Buddhism is the definitive rationalization of Tibetan Buddhism by way of the world's final authority, His Holiness the Dalai Lama. First offering a common review of the main elemental Buddhist thoughts and phrases, the Dalai Lama then is going into average intensity on Buddhist values and the Tibetan perform of Vajrayana Buddhism, with a spotlight on Tantra. A Q&A part and thesaurus are included.

In his foreword to the realm of Tibetan Buddhism, actor Richard Gere describes the Dalai Lama as "universally revered as one in all our best non secular friends." The implied sentiment of equality and straightforwardness is suitable for this guide by means of His Holiness, who the following keeps his loving assault at the West via publishing. A guidebook, this fluid translation via Geshe Thupten Jinpa of talks given by means of the Dalai Lama in London in 1988 is acceptable for newbies in, in addition to extra complicated practitioners of, the Buddhist manner, for it discusses normal Buddhism in addition to the esoteric Vajrayana Buddhism of Tibet.

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In order to appreciate the difference in subtlety between these two views of selflessness, let us examine our own experiences and the ways in which we relate to others and to the world. For example, when I use this rosary by counting the beads or playing with it, I have a natural feeling that this is mine. ” If you examine the attachment you feel for your possessions, you will find that there are different levels of attachment. Even our experience of a single emotional state, such as attachment, is composed of complex networks between various emotional and cognitive experiences.

The third principle prescribes that when reflecting on the validity of a thesis, one should do so not on the strength of its provisional meaning but instead on the basis of its definitive stance. Finally, the fourth principle states that even when you rely on the definitive stance, you should do so based on the strength of wisdom and understanding gained through experience and not on mere intellectual knowledge of the subject matter. In fact, we can find indications of this approach in the Buddha’s own words.

His forty-five years as a spiritual teacher and political leader are unique in our time. 2 million Tibetans—one fifth of the pre-invasion population. His Holiness’s unfaltering compassion for even those who continue to destroy his country is the mark of a true and reliable bodhisattva. This book is a wondrous opportunity for us all to make contact with such a man and his teachings. The Gere Foundation is proud to be associated with His Holiness and his message of universal responsibility and peace, and pleased to support Wisdom Publications in its efforts to promote these ideals.

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