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An Open Heart by Dalai Lama XIV
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Aug 20, 2008

it was amazing

This is a good overview of Buddhism for the common man. Its interesting to read this and consider all of the teachings that I violate almost every day. I think everyone of all faiths should read this - much can be learned from the Dalai Llama, just reading the book itself seems to help put you on the right path - although being a true buddhist is near impossible in american and/or western society. Sometimes I look at the pictures of the beautiful Tibetan mountains and wonder if perhaps I lived in the Himalayas (maybe not in Tibet itself because it is under the rule of China!) and had a simple life that did not revolve around money or popularity like it does here in America - maybe I could actually try to practice buddhism in earnest. I definitely think its good to take some time and meditate. Oh I saw the Dalai Lama speak in Tucson and it was amazing!
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