How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life by Dalai Lama

By Dalai Lama

File Note: Translated by way of Jeffrey Hopkins

As humans, we own one universal wish: the necessity for happiness and a significant lifestyles. in accordance with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the facility to discover precise success lies inside each one people. Now, the religious and temporal chief of Tibet, Nobel Prize winner, and bestselling writer is helping readers start the trail to enlightenment in a really precise publication -- an easy-access reference for day-by-day perform in addition to attractive illumination of the undying knowledge of His Holiness.
"How to Practice" will consultant you towards starting your middle, refraining from doing damage, keeping psychological tranquility, and extra. Divided right into a sequence of special steps that may lead religious seekers of all faiths towards enlightenment, this obtainable e-book is a continuing and day-by-day spouse within the quest to perform morality, meditation, and knowledge. The Dalai Lama exhibits us the right way to conquer our daily stumbling blocks, from emotions of anger and distrust to jealousy, lack of confidence, and counterproductive pondering. Imbued along with his Holiness' vivacious spirit and feel of playfulness, "How to Practice" bargains the Dalai Lama's personal sage and extremely functional perception into the human psyche and what binds us all jointly.

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Human beings have reason and free will, and can use these to understand the 33 Karma and Rebirth are former human beings who developed strong attachments which 4. The Buddhist Universe: The circle in the middle represents the flat surface of the earth which was thought to support four large continents of different shapes. Above this are the heavenly mansions inhabited by the gods, and below the hells and other realms of suffering. 1820 Dharma and implement Buddhist teachings. Life as a human being is thus seen as the ‘middle way’ in offering an appropriate balance between pleasure and suffering.

Although in practice many Buddhists – both monks and laymen – fervently desire this, it is not the final solution to suffering that Buddhism seeks. The Buddha was dissatisfied with the temporary bliss he attained through the trances taught to him by his teachers, and the sublime existence enjoyed by the gods is but a prolongation of this experience. Sooner or later the good karma that results in a heavenly birth will run its course and even the gods will die and be reborn. Karmic energy is finite and eventually expires, not unlike that of a spacecraft in a decaying orbit.

First Sermon and Teaching Career Arriving in a park set aside for royal deer near Benares the Buddha was, after some initial hesitation, welcomed by his former colleagues who quickly realized the transformation which had taken place in him. The Buddha proclaimed himself a Tatha¯gata (‘one who has attained what is really so’) and preached his first sermon, a momentous event in the history of Buddhism. The first sermon is preserved as a discourse (sutta) called Setting in Motion the Wheel of the Dharma.

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