Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “En Mis Propias Palabras” as Want to Read:
En Mis Propias Palabras
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

En Mis Propias Palabras

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  380 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is celebrated as Buddhism’s preeminent spiritual master and teacher, embodying the highest aspirations of this rich tradition that is more than 2,500 years old. With both profundity and simplicity, he has carried the nuanced teachings of the Buddha to the far corners of the globe, and in the process has touched and transformed millions of lives. ...more
ebook, 0 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Hay House, Inc. (first published April 1st 2001)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about En Mis Propias Palabras, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about En Mis Propias Palabras

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-10)
Rating details
Sort: Default
How dare a common human like me give only 3 stars to a book written by “His Holiness,” an internationally renowned spiritual leader!? Damn! Let’s just jump right into the parts that I’m struggling with, rather than dwell on the fact that I’m stepping to a teacher who is spiritually as great as the ocean.

The Dalai Lama explains again and again that, “achieving the perfection of ethics means that you attain a state of mind that refrains from harming sentient beings in any way at all.” Non-violence
His Holiness The Dalai Lama is nothing is not prolific. His website lists over 100 books he has written or co-written since the 1960s, ranging from autobiographies to scientific essays on particle physics, instructions on meditation, and a Buddhist perspective on the teachings of Jesus. In My Own Words provides a brief explanation of his foundational beliefs and opinions on how they apply in various circles of influence.

The very essence of Buddhism, according to the Dalai Lama, is “interdependen
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book for those who wants to read about Buddhism from the basics.
Ispirian Hovhannes
Oct 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
Первое мое знакомство с Далай-ламой, мне очень понравилось. Выписал себе важные мысли, которые беру в проработку. Вот некоторые ключевые отрывки для меня.

"Омрачения являются основной причиной перерождения в самсаре, или циклического существования. В отсутствие омрачений кармические деяния не имели бы силы вызывать перерождение; они стали бы подобны сгоревшим семенам. Очень важно искать противоядия от омрачений, а для этого, прежде всего, необходимо умение идентифицировать омрачения. Поэтому нам
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A decent read but seemed a bit disjointed. The book had a myriad of topics and all were great! BUT - I don’t really understand what the overall theme or beginning and end were to encompass. That said, each topic had great content and nice to read straight from the Dalai Lama’s words.
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book, and thought the teachings of the Dalai Lama were interesting and align with my beliefs and values. Although I will say to open this book with an open mind
Besides it's beautiful message and path to controlling one's mind, Buddhism is the religion of lists and sub-lists! I began taking notes of every list (The Four Noble Truths, The Eight-Fold Path, The Three Jewels, the Four Buddhist Seals, The Six Sentient Beings, The Five Desirous Attributes...etc.) and found that there were too many (with the sub-lists) to keep order on my paper. Clearly, one must absorb the Dharma slowly.

This quick read is an excellent introduction to Buddhism and to the thoug
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mine
Profound, deep. Nothing short of a philosophical mind and a good understanding of Buddhism would be needed to understand the work of His Holiness, and unfortunately, I am nowhere near that level.

But it is still enlightening to read through and grasp the tiny little fragments of his thoughts every little now and then. Here's one of my favorite extract from the book:

"Every world religion, no matter what its philosophical view, is founded first and foremost on the precept that we must reduce our se
Sujata Sahni
At the Society of Neuro Science, Dalai Lama mentioned that the scientific understanding of the human brain, study of individual genes at the subtlest level and the developments in genetics has resulted in unforseen technological possibilities of manipulating the very codes of life thereby giving rise to the likelihood of creating entirely new realities for humanity.

Mordern neuro science has developed a good understanding of brain mechanism associated with attention and emotion. Buddhism offers
Brian Welsch
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm no expert on Buddhism, but from my brief readings so far, I believe the Dalai Lama covers the basic aspects of Buddhism. He covers it from a Tibetan traditional view point, which I'm not certain is the correct path for me. The chapters are logically broken up and simply enough written to get a general overview. I wish he would use more and better examples/analogies during his explanations. In trying to stick with abstract generalities, it sometimes took a while to struggle through certain co ...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Spirit Song: The Introduction of No-Eyes
  • Contemplative Science: Where Buddhism and Neuroscience Converge
  • Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much
  • Spirit Guides & Angel Guardians: Contact Your Invisible Helpers
  • Wicca + Living Wicca + The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews
  • Adventures of a Psychic: The Fascinating and Inspiring True-Life Story of One of America's Most Successful Clairvoyants
  • After Life
  • Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness: Walking the Buddha's Path
  • The Secret Language of Dreams: A Visual Key to Dreams and Their Meanings
  • The Mayan Prophecies: Unlocking the Secrets of a Lost Civilization
  • The Scalpel and the Soul: Encounters with Surgery, the Supernatural, and the Healing Power of Hope
  • Unfinished Business: What the Dead Can Teach Us About Life
  • Inner Simplicity: 100 Ways to Regain Peace and Nourish Your Soul
  • The Heart of Understanding: Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra
  • The Power of Your Other Hand: A Course in Channeling the Inner Wisdom of the Right Brain
  • Discover the Power Within You
  • Awakening Compassion: Meditation Practice for Difficult Times
  • The Lotus Still Blooms: Sacred Buddhist Teachings for the Western Mind
Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (born Lhamo Döndrub), the 14th Dalai Lama, is a practicing member of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism and is influential as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the world's most famous Buddhist monk, and the leader of the exiled Tibetan government in India.

Tenzin Gyatso was the fifth of sixteen children born to a farming family. He was proclaimed the
More about Dalai Lama XIV...
“Because we all share an identical need for love, it is possible to feel that anybody we meet, in whatever circumstances, is a brother or sister. No matter how new the face or how different the dress and behavior, there is no significant division between us and other people. It is foolish to dwell on external differences, because our basic natures are the same.” 19 likes
“I believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. From the moment of birth, every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering. Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affects this. From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment. I don’t know whether the universe, with its countless galaxies, stars, and planets, has a deeper meaning or not, but—at the very least—it is clear that we humans who live on this earth face the task of making a happy life for ourselves. Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness.” 4 likes
More quotes…