The Path of Tibetan Buddhism present a clear and straightforward road map to how we might end our experience of suffering and discover happiness drawn by the most celebrated spiritual master of Buddhism his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
In this insightful volume not only does he describe what religion can contribute to mankind but also accentuates the significance of truly practicing religion and understanding what it is that making really needs familiar for his ever smiling face and his message of love compassion and peace he explain the three turning of the wheel of dharma; the purpose and the twelve links of dependent arising among things.
The three principle aspects of the path and the stage of the path to enlightenment based on je Tsongkhapa famous teacher of Tibetan Buddhism) own experience and realization have also been beautiful described by the Dalai Lama in great detail. Here an easily accessible and illuminating glimpse into the core of Tibetan Buddhism.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is the pre-eminent voice not only of Tibetan Buddhism or Buddhism in general but for seekers of all traditions and faiths embodying as he does, their highest aspirations. This is not because he is the Dalai Lama, but because of who the Dalai Lama is - a scholar and a practitioner of one of the richest and most sophisticated traditions of mind training in human history. He combines deep experiential insights and scriptural knowledge acquired from a long personal journey that began when he was not yet five years old and continues to this day, more than seventy years later. He still engages in several hours of daily spiritual practice - in meditation, recitation, rituals and the study of the scriptures. Asked about how much he has progressed as a spiritual aspirant in this lifetime - as one regarded by millions of his followers as a living Buddha, Avalokiteshvara - he describes himself as a 'simple Buddhist Monk' who has made 'only little progress'. Untouched by his global reputation, the respect and adulation he evokes, he continues to receive teachings and initiations from other lamas and teachers with the humility and openness of the true aspirant.
His Holiness has authored more than fifty books. He teaches, lectures, gives talks, writes, participates in numerous seminars, panel discussions et al. with profound wisdom and seriousness, yet with a quality of lightness that touches and transforms hearts and minds. Though he often goes over familiar ideas, repeating and reaffirming them, they are, each time, freshly nuanced and are empowering to the reader or the listener taking one to ever deeper levels of insight and understanding, impacting us in new and exciting ways. This collection of his writings provides a rare overview of key aspects of Tibetan Buddhism, locating these first in the circumscribing ideas in the simpleelegant insights in the chapter 'What Can Religion Contribute to Mankind?', responding to the simple human quest 'everyone wants happiness but does not want suffering'. This book is a road map to how we might end our experience of suffering from a man who walks his talk.
The Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama feels very honored and privileged to present this important and illuminating compilation of the writings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from the mid 1980s to the early 1990s. They are extracted from a remarkable publication - Cho Yang: The Voice of Tibetan Religion 6- Culture, edited by Jeremy Russell and Pedron Yeshi, an occasional publication of the Department of Religion &amp; Culture of the Tibetan Administration in Exile and the Norbulingka Institute under its umbrella. Our gratitude and appreciation to the publishers for permission to publish these for the first time in book form so that they may reach a wide global audience.
I would like to acknowledge Kim Yeshe, the driving force and former director of the Norbulingka Institute from its inception, for her support; and Tempa Tsering, the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Delhi, for mediating the permissions with the Tibetan Government in Dharamsala. His Holiness has been enabled to reach out to a global audience of readers and listeners thanks to the tireless work of a core group of translators and interpreters; many of them have become icons in their field. We owe them a deep debt. The real credit for bringing the contents of this book to the reader must go to them. I have been a mere compiler.
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