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Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Plucked from a humble nomad family to become the leader of one of Tibet s oldest Buddhist lineages,....
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published February 28th 2017 by Wisdom Publications,U.S.
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Debra
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: buddhism, netgalley, 2017
His Holiness Karmapa has written a very wise and accessible introduction to the Buddhist concept of interdependence and karma.

Drawing on his own life experience, Karmapa urges us not to judge others as we can never know their true motivations and past history. It is as if we have watched the final scene of a movie without watching the rest of the film.

Filled with wisdom this book reaches beyond Buddhism to inform us all how to best interact with others and the world around us for the benefit o
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Béres
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very good resource on how to transform good intentions into meaningful experience and action in our profoundly interconnected world.
Johnny Stork, MSc
Feb 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
INTERCONNECTED

Highly recommended!

The foundation and message, behind all significant religious, spiritual, psychological and even quantum physics states or principles, is UNITY. Everything is interconnected, the separation we see and experience in the world is a byproduct of our visual, cognitive and other sensory systems. It’s an illusion. The realization of this fundamental interconnectedness, knowing your inseparability from all beings, all life, radically changes the way you view the world an
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Holly
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Recommended For: Anybody with an interest in Buddhism, self improvement and global fellowship.

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In Interconnected, His Holiness invites us to explore the fundamental connections that bind us to everything else. The book explores all manner of themes, from our environmental impact to our interpersonal relationships. Through a mixture of personal anecdotes, musings and philosophy, His Holiness paints an insightful pict
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Holly
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted at ragdollreads.co.uk

Ragdoll Rating: 5/5 Buttons

Recommended For: Anybody with an interest in Buddhism, self improvement and global fellowship.

About the Book...

In Interconnected, His Holiness invites us to explore the fundamental connections that bind us to everything else. The book explores all manner of themes, from our environmental impact to our interpersonal relationships. Through a mixture of personal anecdotes, musings and philosophy, His Holiness paints an insightful pi
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Vishnu
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is a rare one to focus on teachings on interconnectedness, or interdependency. For me, the book tried too hard to be secular, downplaying and even at times seeming to distance itself from the teachings that I only imagine are the foundation of the author's views. I understand the book was meant to convey a universal message, and it was pretty successful at that. Still, in my mind, the secular case for being interconnected beings is pretty different from the spiritual case for interdepe ...more
Kaitlyn
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books that anyone could read and benefit from. It's not about being a Buddhist but about being a human being, seeing the reality of our interconnectedness, and cultivating our inner qualities so we can turn aspirations into actions and be of benefit.

Lucie Paris
Dec 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Raise a lot of good questions!

I have spend a wonderful moment with this read. When I was commuting, I was smilling at what it means to be interdependent, unique, autonomous. I was agreeing on the feeling of distance and loneliness coming from the social media.
We are unable to talk to each other in the real world but we spill our personal beans into the virtual one.

Some food for your thoughts about how we are changing and how we should be cautious and seeking balance in our life.
Life is amazing i
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Born Apo Gaga in the Lhatok region of Eastern Tibet, His Holiness Ogyen Drodul Trinley Dorje Rinpoche (ཨོ་རྒྱན་འཕྲིན་ལས་རྡོ་རྗེ། or O-rgyan 'Phrin-las Rdo-rje) is the more widely recognized of two claimants to the title of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, the spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism.

尊貴的第十七世大寶法王--鄔金欽列多傑,1985年誕生於西藏東部拉埵區、一個名為巴果的牧民區內。1992年 6 月,法王八歲時,被認證為藏傳佛教噶瑪噶舉傳承的最高法王、第
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“The role of emotional awareness is a second major theme running through the book. For the Karmapa, emotions serve as a force that is essential for translating intellectual understanding into positive action.” 0 likes
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