Religion

How to See Yourself As You Really Are

Author: Dalai Lama,Jeffrey Hopkins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743290461

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 4115

Enlivened by personal anecdotes and intimate accounts, His Holiness provides step-by-step exercises to help readers shatter their false assumptions and ideas of the self and see the world as it actually exists, which is a prelude to right action. Reprint.
Religion

How to See Yourself As You Really Are

Author: Jeffrey Hopkins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743290453

Category: Religion

Page: 274

View: 6170

His Holiness provides step-by-step exercises to help readers shatter their false assumptions and ideas of the self and see the world as it actually exists, which is a prelude to right action.
Religion

How to See Yourself As You Really Are

Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743298691

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 8652

Like the two wings of a bird, love and insight work cooperatively to bring about enlightenment, says a fundamental Buddhist teaching. According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, we each possess the ability to achieve happiness and a meaningful life, but the key to realizing that goal is self-knowledge. In How to See Yourself As You Really Are, the world's foremost Buddhist leader and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize shows readers how to recognize and dispel misguided notions of self and embrace the world from a more realistic -- and loving -- perspective. Step-by-step exercises help readers shatter their false assumptions and ideas and see the world as it actually exists. By directing our attention to the false veneer that so bedazzles our senses and our thoughts, His Holiness sets the stage for discovering the reality behind appearances. But getting past one's misconceptions is only a prelude to right action, and the book's final section describes how to harness the power of meditative concentration to the service of love, and vice versa, so that true altruistic enlightenment is attained. Enlivened by personal anecdotes and intimate accounts of the Dalai Lama's own life experiences, How to See Yourself As You Really Are is an inspirational and empowering guide to achieving self-awareness that can be read and enjoyed by spiritual seekers of all faiths.
Religion

How to See Yourself As You Really Are

Author: Dalai Lama,Jeffrey Hopkins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743290461

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 6008

Enlivened by personal anecdotes and intimate accounts, His Holiness provides step-by-step exercises to help readers shatter their false assumptions and ideas of the self and see the world as it actually exists, which is a prelude to right action. Reprint.
Buddhism

Transforming the Mind

Teachings on Generating Compassion

Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho

Publisher: HarperThorsons

ISBN: 9780722538654

Category: Buddhism

Page: 168

View: 649

Based on three days of teaching in London May 1999, this book is an edited version of the Dalai Lama's discourse on one of the most profound and sacred texts in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The Eight Verses on Generating Compassion are known in Tibetan as lojong - literally, transforming your mind.
Religion

The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Buddhism

Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 157174729X

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 6649

This little book contains the core teaching on Buddhism by the Dalai Lama. It includes thought-provoking quotations about the importance of love and compassion, and the need for individual responsibility, fuses ancient wisdom with an awareness of the problems of everyday life. In addition to containing the essence of Buddhism, this book offers practical wisdom for daily life. The goal of this small gift book is to improve the reader's state of mind and to discover the deep peace that exists within. Here are pithy reflections on the need to rid oneself of preoccupations with mundane concerns and to find refuge in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.
Religion

The Heart of Meditation

Discovering Innermost Awareness

Author: The Dalai Lama,Jeffrey Hopkins

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834840219

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 3838

The heart of meditation—the thing that brings it alive—is compassion. Without that essential foundation, other practices are pointless. Fortunately, the mind can be trained in compassion, and the mind thus trained with the qualities of love, empathy, kindness, and respect for others is ready for the practice of the Great Completeness (Dzogchen), which is considered the pinnacle of spiritual practice in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. His Holiness the Dalai Lama here teaches the Great Completeness simply but thoroughly, using as his reference a visionary poem by the nineteenth-century master Patrul Rinpoche to show that insight can never be separated from compassion. Through practice of the Great Completeness, we can access our innermost awareness and live our lives in a way that acknowledges it and manifests it. The wisdom and compassion that arise from such insight are critical, His Holiness teaches, not only to individual progress in meditation but to our collective progress toward peace in the world.
Self-Help

Mind of Clear Light

And Living a Better Life

Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451603811

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 8309

"Everyone dies, but no one is dead," goes the Tibetan saying. It is with these words that Advice on Dying takes flight. Using a seventeenth-century poem written by a prominent scholar-practitioner, His Holiness the Dalai Lama draws from a wide range of traditions and beliefs to explore the stages we all go through when we die, which are the very same stages we experience in life when we go to sleep, faint, or reach orgasm (Shakespeare's "little death"). The stages are described so vividly that we can imagine the process of traveling deeper into the mind, on the ultimate journey of transformation. In this way, His Holiness shows us how to prepare for that time and, in doing so, how to enrich our time on earth, die without fear or upset, and influence the stage between this life and the next so that we may gain the best possible incarnation. As always, the ultimate goal is to advance along the path to enlightenment. Advice on Dying is an essential tool for attaining that eternal bliss.
Religion

How to Expand Love

Widening the Circle of Loving Relationships

Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743269691

Category: Religion

Page: 212

View: 2513

A seven-step guidebook for developing love for others and transforming relationships draws on Tibetan techniques to help readers confront their own behaviors, develop positive attitudes, engage in kindness-based interactions with others, and become dedicated to a love-based way of living. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.
Self-Help

The Book of Joy

Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

Author: Dalai Lama,Desmond Tutu,Douglas Carlton Abrams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399185062

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

View: 5456

An instant New York Times bestseller Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question. Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy. This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye. We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. The Archbishop has never claimed sainthood, and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk. In this unique collaboration, they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace, of courage, and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives.

The Meaning of Life (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Jeffrey Hopkins

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 145961450X

Category:

Page: 282

View: 4720

Each of us struggles with the existential questions of meaning, purpose, and responsibility. In The Meaning of Life, the Dalai Lama examines these questions from the Buddhist perpective, skillfully guiding us to a clearer understanding that can liberate us from the prison of selfishness and suffering. The Dalai Lama bases his explanations on the Buddha's teachings of dependent arising, showing how every aspect of our suffering-unhappiness, pain, even old age and death-is ultimately rooted in our misunderstanding of our true nature. Through detailed discussion and lively questions-and-answers, the teachings of The Meaning of Life address the myriad challenges we meet daily-dealing with aggression from both within and without; facing illness and helping someone who is dying; expanding our capacity to feel love for all beings; and reconciling personal responsibility with the doctrine of selflessness-all suffused with the Dalai Lama's incomparable intelligence, wit, and kindess. Useful attention is given to our understanding of dependent arising, and the meaning of the Wheel of Life.
Religion

365 Dalai Lama

Daily Advice from the Heart

Author: Dalai Lama XIV

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007179030

Category: Religion

Page: 372

View: 444

Presents daily words of timeless wisdom and heartfelt advice for people of all walks of life and religious backgrounds on how to find true happiness, serenity, and fulfillment in one's life and bring true peace to the world around.
Religion

The Universe in a Single Atom

The Convergence of Science And Spirituality

Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0767920813

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 6685

Explains how science and religion can work together to alleviate human suffering, arguing that understanding the connections between science and faith holds the key to achieving peace both within oneself and the world at large.
Religion

The Dalai Lama's Book of Love and Compassion

Author: Dalai Lama XIV

Publisher: HarperThorsons

ISBN: 9780007122875

Category: Religion

Page: 125

View: 4070

In this small book, intended to speak to everyone, both Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike, one of the world's most beloved spiritual leaders simply and clearly addresses the concerns of modern life and the need to balance spiritual and material values, and to create harmony and energy in life.
Religion

An Appeal to the World

The Way to Peace in a Time of Division

Author: Dalai Lama,Franz Alt

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062835556

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 1099

#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • FEATURES EXCLUSIVE NEW MATERIAL ON THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY "Makes the case for unity in a world rife with divisions." —New York Times Book Review In this brief yet profound address to global humanity, His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet reveals that we all hold the seeds of world peace within us: “I see with ever greater clarity that our spiritual well-being depends,” the Nobel Peace Prize winner writes, “on our innate human nature, our natural affinity for goodness, compassion, and caring for others.” Already a major international bestseller, An Appeal to the World, the new book by one of the most revered spiritual leaders of our time, outlines both the inward and outward paths to peace, addressing a wide range of contemporary topics—from the rise of nationalism, Trump presidency, refugee crisis, climate catastrophes, and materialism to meditation, universal ethics, and even neuroscience. Here is a small book that can truly change the world.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Four Noble Truths

Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007518870

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

View: 323

This book contains the essential guide to some of the central Buddhist teachings based on the recent UK lectures by his holiness.
Psychology

Personality

What Makes You the Way You are

Author: Daniel Nettle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199211434

Category: Psychology

Page: 298

View: 9293

A discussion of the science of human personality offers the latest findings from brain science and genetics to explain what determines the choices we make, looks at the different personality types, and blends true-life stories with scientific research toexplore why some people are worriers and others wanderers.
Religion

See Yourself as God Sees You

Author: Josh McDowell

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780842318327

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 2722

Because of the author's profound shift in his understanding of identity issues, this bestselling book has been revised to help readers find victory over faulty views of the self and help them align their view of who they are with God's view.
Self-Help

Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime

Secrets of Calculated Questioning From a Veteran Interrogator

Author: James O. Pyle,Maryann Karinch

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601634935

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 3653

The secret to finding out anything you want to know is amazingly simple: Ask good questions. Most people trip through life asking bad questions—of teachers, friends, coworkers, clients, prospects, experts, and suspects. Even people trained in questioning, such as journalists and lawyers, commonly ask questions that get partial or misleading answers. People in any profession will immediately benefit by developing the skill and art of good questioning. Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime will give you the power to: Identify and practice good questioning techniques Recognize types of questions to avoid Know the questions required when hearing unconfirmed reports or gossip Practice good listening techniques and exploit all leads Determine when and how to control the conversation Gain real expertise fast Within professional interrogation circles, author James Pyle is known as a strategic debriefer—meaning there is no one around him more skilled at asking questions and getting answers. He has been training other interrogators in questioning techniques since 1989.