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Joyful path of good fortune : the complete guide to the Buddhist path to enlightenment

Author: Kelsang Gyatso
Publisher: London : Tharpa Publications, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed., rev. and resetView all editions and formats
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With this book, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso offers us step-by-step guidance on the meditation practices that will lead us to lasting inner peace and happiness. With extraordinary clarity, he presents all Buddha's teachings in the order in which they are to be practised, enriching his explanation with stories and illuminating analogies. Following these practical instructions, we will come to experience for ourselves the joy  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kelsang Gyatso
ISBN: 0948006455 9780948006456 0948006463 9780948006463
OCLC Number: 35191121
Language Note: Translated from the Tibetan by Tenzin Phunrabpa.
Notes: Previous published: London : Tharpa Publications, 1990.
Description: xi, 627 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Preface; PART ONE - FOUNDATIONS AND THE INITIAL SCOPE: The Stages of the Path; The Qualities of the Author; The Qualities of the Teaching; Listening to and Teaching Dharma; Preparing for Meditation; What is Meditation?; Relying upon a Spiritual Guide; Our Precious Human Life; Meditation on Death; The Sufferings of the Lower Realms; Going for Refuge; Karma; PART TWO - THE INTERMEDIATE SCOPE: Developing the Wish to Attain Liberation; The Four Noble Truths; Meditation on True Sufferings; Delusions and Actions, Death and Rebirth; The Twelve Dependent-related Links; The Wheel of Life; The Path to Liberation; PART THREE - THE GREAT SCOPE: Entering the Mahayana; Developing Bodhichitta; Engaging in a Bodhisattva's Actions; Training the Mind in Tranquil Abiding; Training the Mind in Superior Seeing; Progressing through the Spiritual Grounds and Paths; The Vajrayana Paths; Full Enlightenment; Dedication; Appendix I - The Condensed Meaning of the Text; Appendix II - Sadhanas: 'Liberating Prayer', 'Essence of Good Fortune', 'Prayers for Meditation; Glossary; Bibliography; Study Programmes of Kadampa Tradition; Tharpa Offices Worldwide; Index
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'This book is invaluable.' - World Religions; 'Geshe Kelsang Gyatso both delights in and has a profound insight into the entire range of the teachings of Buddha. Difficult technical points are Read more...

 
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