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Essential Teachings

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  100 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This seminal collection of writings contains important spiritual teachings for Eastern and Western readers alike. This book is an indespensible guide for all those seeking the path to spiritual awakening and enlightenment.'
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published June 5th 1995 by Souvenir Press Ltd (first published 1995)
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I really think I would have rated this higher if it just had a different title. I've read many books by the Dalai Lama and to call this the Essential Teachings of...just seemed to be a misnomer.
This would better be titled "The Essential Teachings of Tibetan Buddhism." That would give a completely different perspective while reading.
Compared to the other many Dalai Lama books, this just didn't seem to have the same interfaith reading that anyone could enjoy and from which much valuable insight c
A good read...seems to be several different pieces mashed together for a book release. A little disjointed between chapters/sections but the overall message is outstanding.
Contains H.H. The Dalai Lama's commentary on two important texts, The 37 Practices of the Boddhisattva and The Key to Madhyamika.
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It confirmed what I am thinking of life, relationships, and human being.
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