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Glimpse After Glimpse: Daily Reflections on Living and Dying

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New from the bestselling author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying--365 thought-provoking meditations on life, death, doubt, mindfulness, compassion, wisdom, work, and more!
Paperback, 416 pages
Published May 26th 1995 by HarperOne
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Jan 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spirituality
I found this book a year ago, just after the New Year's celebrations of 2011, as I was reorganizing a bookshelf in a burst of resolution-fired energy. I, frankly, did not even remember purchasing it; I suspect I did so not long after it was published in 1995, put it on my bookshelf, and then -- intending to read it at some later date -- promptly forgot it. Last January, however, thoughts on living and dying were frighteningly real to me as my brother and I were then caring for my mother during t ...more
Vladislav Ivanishin
Nov 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: zen, en
A good book. Very inspirational and insightful at times. I feel it has changed me in a profound way.
I think it can be said, that the book contains a gentle introduction to the Dzogchen tradition (it surely shows glimpses of it).
Not always was it a light and easy read (maybe due to my setting: most of the book was read while commuting, and that might have been a mistake, in retrospect).
This book (unsurprisingly) made me reflect on death a little, and I would like to read on the topic and reflect
Apr 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I've had this book by my bed for years. It is my favorite thing to read before, bed, upon waking, whenever. Year after year I always find something new!
Mar 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: buddhist-books
Yes, it took me forever to read this book, almost a year. But that's because it is a book of daily reflections. It is not a format that I prefer, I like my words of wisdom in larger doses. Sogyal Rinpoche's book "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying" is one of my all-time favorites and I am sorry that I cannot day I like this one as much. But if you like to either start, or end, your day with a short inspirational reading, then its quite good. I am including one quote that I particularly liked: ...more
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I may have set the finish date to today, but the truth is, I read this book every day, and I have done so for years. With a short inspirational passage for every day (except February 29th,) there is something to think about as I go through my day. Sometimes it's a very Tibetan Buddhist thought, and other days its a general message for living your life in a better, more serene way. Today's reading, for instance, suggested cultivating an eye for beauty - a smile, a face, the drape of a lovely fabr ...more
Dec 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: philosophy, spiritual
I do not like books that lead you by the hand, day by day, over the year, so what I did with this was, I would read a week to two weeks worth, then set it down until I was back to the date I left off and take it up again, and so on throughout the year. It has some nice thoughts in it, and lots of them. I sure wouldn't want to be one of those people that sits and meditates on one silly page at a time for 365 days, though.
Sep 03, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an anthology of comments, observations and guides. It isn't a text to be read once. It is arranged in a calendar year format for the reader to revisit daily. Designed to stimulate a thought and a state of mind.
Aug 06, 2009 rated it liked it
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Mar 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
Powerful Day by Day reflections on living and Dying.
Raymond Rose
Aug 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Day after day thus book offered me a diffent glimpse and helped me through a rather low point in life!
Venelin Iliev
Oct 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
С тази книга си струва да завършваш всеки ден, в продължение на година. Ако не се лъжа, точно 365 размисли има вътре.
Geri Degruy
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read this book every morning (or most mornings) this year. It is full of Zen wisdom for living with the knowledge of dying, and it started my day off on the right foot.
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Sogyal Rinpoche (Tibetan: བསོད་རྒྱལ་, Wylie: Bsod-rgyal) was born in the Tibetan Fire Pig year (1947-8) and raised by one of the most revered spiritual masters of this century, Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, who recognized him as the incarnation of Tertön Sogyal Lerab Lingpa (1856-1926). With the Chinese occupation of Tibet, he went into exile with his master, who died in 1959 in Sikkim in the Him ...more
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“train in compassion is to know that all beings are the same and suffer in similar ways, to honor all those who suffer, and to know that you are neither separate from nor superior to anyone.” 1 likes
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