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Preview — Die Vier Edlen Wahrheiten. Die Grundlage Buddhistischer Praxis by Dalai Lama XIV
Die Vier Edlen Wahrheiten. Die Grundlage Buddhistischer Praxis
1. The existence of suffering, or dukkha
2. The cause of suffering (karma)
3. The cessation of suffering
4. The Path that leads to the cessation of suffering
This set of four videos collects a series of lectures on the Four Noble Truths given by His Holiness t...more
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Allow me to explain 4 reasons why I found this novel of particular interest and why you may as well:
1. It was surprisingly in line with philosophical studies
I found what I've spent years to build up and understand was easily referenced by the Dalai Lama. He referenced how everything had a cause and everythin ...more
One of the best introductions I have read. Would recommend it as a starter and for ongoing contemplation. The rest is just as good. Clear, concise, shows where to focus attention.
One of my top 10 Bud ...more
However: why is it that even the most clear, down-to-earth, I-speak-to-you-without-jargon, books on Buddhism, veer directly into lists of rules, concepts-within-concepts, etc?
I'd love to see a beginner's-mind approach, a Buddhism-for-dummies. Maybe there are lots of these, but I've never really seen one. One that starts with the basic ideas...
(life is suffering, attachments cause illusions, illusions are what we build our lives around --> cessation of suffering ...more
The Dalai Lama introduces each of the Four Noble Truths, drawing on examples both from Buddhist scripture and ordinary experience to support the accuracy of Buddhist philosphy. Buddhism is presented as an antidote to the surfeit of ill ...more
I really don't know what else to say about this. It is what it is. It doean't really need a review: if you know what it is, you don't need me to tell you. If you DON'T know what it is then it probably doesn't matter what I write.
Recommended. If you're into that sort of thing.
Tenzin Gyatso was the fifth of sixteen children born to a farming family. He was proclaimed the ...more