The Essential Dalai Lama: His Important Teachings

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Rajiv Mehrotra
Penguin, 2006 - Religion - 274 pages
14 Reviews
An invaluable collection that brings together the best of the Dalai Lama's writings on all aspects of life

An inspiration to millions of people worldwide, the Dalai Lama has authored more than fifty books. Now, for the first time, The Essential Dalai Lama brings together the best of the Dalai Lama's writings on all aspects of life, from work to meditation. Divided into four sections-The Vision, Buddhist Perspectives, Practice, A World in Harmony-The Essential Dalai Lama contains eloquent applications of the principles of ancient Buddhist thought to contemporary issues, all expressed in the Dalai Lama's uniquely compelling voice. This is the perfect compilation for anyone who wishes to have one source for the Dalai Lama's teachings or who seeks an introduction to the philosophy and practice of Buddhism.

  

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Review: The Essential Dalai Lama: His Important Teachings

User Review  - Roger - Goodreads

It could be argued that the Dalai Lama is one of the best teachers of the human condition of our time. The early chapters in "The Essential Dalai Lama" are useful for everyone. His Holiness speaks of ... Read full review

Review: The Essential Dalai Lama: His Important Teachings

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one of the best essential teaching books Read full review

Contents

The Quest for Human Happiness
7
Compassion
20
Introduction
39
The Buddha
68
Karma
94
Dependent Origination
116
Creating the Perspective for Practice
137
Transforming the Mind Through Meditation
154
The Nature of the Mind
169
Generating the Mind of Enlightenment
182
Meditation on Emptiness
195
Relying on a Spiritual Teacher
208
Ethics and Society
227
Science and Spirituality
241
The Sheltering Tree of Interdependence
261
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About the author (2006)

Rajiv Mehrotra, a personal student of His Holiness, is the author of The Mind of the Guru: Conversations with Spiritual Masters and editor of Understanding the Dalai Lama. He is currently working on a biography of the Dalai Lama.

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