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The mind is central to all human experience. Whether one is in harmony with the world or not depends upon one's relative emotional and spiritual health. For this reason, the core teachings of Buddhism have always emphasized various forms of mind training. In Transforming the Mind, based on an edited series of his lectures, the Dalai Lama provides a succinct overview of the ...more
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published May 15th 2000 by Thorsons Publishers (first published 2000)
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Fouzia Cherik
Ce livre tente d'offrir une pause de réflexion spirituelle.
Le Dalaî-Lama nous propose de découvrir une voie nouvelle,capable de donner un sens à notre vie.
Holly Harrison Tran
Inspiring, life changing, wisdom-packed!
I have definitely gained a more refined understanding of nirvana, as arising from a sound understanding of emptiness.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama says "Liberation, or true cessation, is the ultimate truth. True cessation can only come about on the basis of understanding the ultimate nature of reality, that is, emptiness. this view, it is insight into the ultimate nature of reality that enables us to eliminate the pollutants of the mind."

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My first introduction to Buddhism. The author goes through a series of Buddhist teachings and conveys perspectives on them from three different Buddhist schools. Seeing ourselves as separate from others and how this can lead to strife is a basic theme of the book. Deals with many philosophical issues: the nature of existence, perfection, life/death, compassion, empathy, altruism, ...
These are books to read and keep. I think with anything from the dalai lama you need to buy and read numerous times to get the meditation to stick. There's a great deal to learn if you want to so take it slow, re-reading what you don't quite grasp. It's one in a collection of many:)
An inspiring book, somewhat difficult to read. The Dalia Lama is a very good thinker and a wonderfully compassionate man; I consider his views rich and fruitful. Check out his book with Paul Ekman before this one.
A.J. Aaron
Written by one of the great spiritual leaders of all time, the Dalai Lama himself about how to generate compassion. Written by one with a great respect of diversity and a belief in the need for a questioning mindset
Always stimulating reading, the Dalai Lama has a simplistic approach to begins within.
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eight verses on transforming the mind (lojong)
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