The four noble truths: fundamentals of Buddhist teachings

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Thorsons, 1997 - Philosophy - 166 pages
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Life involves suffering. Desire is the source of our suffering. There is a way to put an end to our desire. The way out of desire is to live one's life according to eight basic principles. These four noble truths were the subject of the Buddha's first sermon and form the core of Buddhist teaching. The Dalai Lama describes these unique teachings here as he presented them to the West for the first time in 1997.

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User Review  - Kris Stark - Goodreads

His holiness is always fun to listen to. This is a translated, edited, and organized account of a set of lectures done by the Dalai Lama in London in... '96 I believe? I'm too lazy to grab the book or ... Read full review

Review: The Four Noble Truths

User Review  - Dan Geddes - Goodreads

For the Dalai Lama the two basic principles of Buddhism are the interdependent nature of reality, and the principle of non-violence. The interdependence of things is a tenet from which many other ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCING THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS
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THE TRUTH OF SUFFERING
42
THE TRUTH OF THE ORIGIN OF SUFFERING
72
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About the author (1997)

The exiled 14th Dalai Lama was born on July 6, 1935 to a peasant family living in a former Tibetan village. He was recognized as the reincarnation of the previous spiritual leader of his nation at the age of two and enthroned on February 22, 1940. In 1959 he and 100,000 followers fled the country following a failed revolt against the Communist Chinese forces that had occupied Tibet for almost a decade. Since that time, the Dalai Lama has met with numerous world leaders and U. N. officials in a tireless effort to free his country and preserve the traditional Tibetan way of life. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 and has been awarded honorary citizenships by many international cities and countries, as well as multiple honorary degrees and human rights awards. In 2007 the Dalai Lama received the United States Congressional Gold Medal. He has written many books and lectures around the world.

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