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A profound mind : cultivating wisdom in everyday life

Author: Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV; Nicholas Vreeland
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, ©2011.
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The Dalai Lama presents a comprehensive overview of the most important teaching of Buddhism. Perhaps the main difference between Buddhism and other religions is its understanding of our core identity: the existence of the soul or self, which is central in different ways to Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, is actually denied in Buddhism. Further, belief in a "self" is seen as the main source of our  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV; Nicholas Vreeland
ISBN: 9780385514675 0385514670 9780307952448 0307952444
OCLC Number: 699763949
Description: xi, 148 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Diverse spiritual traditions --
What is distinct about Buddhism --
The Buddhist schools : divisions in Buddhism --
Four noble truths --
The role of karma --
Identifying the self --
The Hinayana view --
The mind only view --
The middle way --
The method aspect of the path --
How to practice.
Responsibility: by the Dalai Lama ; edited by Nicholas Vreeland.

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The Dalai Lama presents a comprehensive overview of the most important teaching of Buddhism. Perhaps the main difference between Buddhism and other religions is its understanding of our core identity: the existence of the soul or self, which is central in different ways to Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, is actually denied in Buddhism. Further, belief in a "self" is seen as the main source of our difficulties. Yet a true understanding of this teaching does not lead one to a sense that life has no meaning--far from it, a genuine understanding leads to authentic happiness for an individual and compassion for others. In 2003 and 2007, the Dalai Lama gave a series of talks in New York on the Buddhist view of selflessness. This book, the result of those talks, is offered to help broaden awareness of this essential doctrine and its usefulness in living a more meaningful and happy life.--From publisher description.

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