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Becoming enlightened

Author: Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV; Jeffrey Hopkins
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Atria Books hardcover edView all editions and formats
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The renowned spiritual leader outlines an accessible approach to the pursuit of enlightenment that draws on traditional Buddhist meditative practices, in a guide that covers such topics as embracing a positive attitude and overcoming suffering.
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Genre/Form: Prayers
Prayers and devotions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV; Jeffrey Hopkins
ISBN: 1416565833 9781416565833
OCLC Number: 232979184
Description: x, 256 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: A book about enlightenment --
Comparing religions --
The Buddhist framework --
Practicing Buddhism --
Knowing the qualifications of a teacher --
Buddhism in India and Tibet --
Recognizing our fortunate situation --
Knowing you will die --
Thinking about future lives --
Identifying the refuge --
Karma --
Seeing the problem and the cure --; The implications of impermanence --
Altruism --
Engendering great compassion --
Switching self and other --
Viewing reality --
The way to analyze --
Buddhahood --
Reviewing the steps.
Responsibility: His Holiness the Dalai Lama ; translated and edited by Jeffrey Hopkins.

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The renowned spiritual leader outlines an accessible approach to the pursuit of enlightenment that draws on traditional Buddhist meditative practices, in a guide that covers such topics as embracing a positive attitude and overcoming suffering.

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