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Becoming Enlightened

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2
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Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
 | 
December, 2009
ISBN:
9781416565840
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3
$23.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

In Becoming Enlightened, the Dalai Lama expertly explores the foundation of Buddhism, laying out an accessible and practical approach to age-old questions: How can we live free from suffering? How can we achieve lasting happiness and peace?

Drawing from traditional Buddhist meditative practices as well as penetrating examples from today’s troubled world, he offers step-by-step exercises designed to expand the reader’s capacity for spiritual growth, along with clear milestones to mark the reader’s progress. By following the spiritual practices outlined in Becoming Enlightened, we can learn how to replace troublesome feelings with positive attitudes and progress on a path to achieving a deeper, durable peace—within ourselves and in our world.

With personal anecdotes and intimate accounts of the Dalai Lama’s experiences as a lifelong student, thinker, political leader, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Becoming Enlightened gives readers the wisdom, support, guidance, and inspiration they need to become fulfilled in their spiritual lives.

This is a remarkable and empowering book that can be read and enjoyed by seekers of all faiths. Readers at every stage of their spiritual development will be nourished by His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s loving and direct teaching style.

I am frequently asked what the Buddhist outlook is, and I respond by saying its view is dependent-arising, and its prescribed behavior is nonviolence. Dependent-arising means that all phenomena—whether physical, mental, or otherwise—come into being based on certain causes and conditions. Nonviolence means to be motivated by compassion, which calls for helping others and, if that is not possible, then at least doing no harm. Dependent-arising and compassion are the essence of the Buddhist religion and the keys to its highest state: enlightenment.

The Fourteenth Dalai Lama, the world’s foremost Buddhist leader, travels extensively, speaking eloquently for ecumenical understanding, kindness and compassion, respect for the environment, and, above all, world peace.

Jeffrey Hopkins served for a decade as the interpreter for the Dalai Lama.

Publisher’s Description: 

In Becoming Enlightened, His Holiness the Dalai Lama draws from traditional Buddhist meditative practices to present step-by-step contemplative exercises designed to expand the reader’s capacity for spiritual growth, along with clear milestones to mark progress. By following the spiritual practices outlined in Becoming Enlightened, readers can learn how to replace negative feelings with positive attitudes and embark on the path to achieving an exalted state within ourselves and within the larger world.

Complete with personal anecdotes and intimate accounts of the Dalai Lama’s experiences as a life-long student, meditator, political leader, Nobel Laureate, bestselling author, and revered international figure, Becoming Enlightened gives readers all the wisdom, support, guidance, and inspiration they need to become successful in their spiritual lives. This remarkable and empowering guide can be read and enjoyed by spiritual seekers of all faiths, as readers are captivated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s loving and direct teaching style.

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