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Kindness, Clarity, and Insight

The Fundamentals of Buddhist Thought and Practice
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
October, 2020
ISBN:
9781611808643
Quantity: 
3
$22.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

This new edition of the very first book of teachings by the Dalai Lama in the English-speaking worldKindness, Clarity, and Insight—is a testament to the kindness, clarity, and insight of the material within it. A generation after its original publication, this outstanding series of talks remains one of his most readable and wide-ranging books. Each talk is shot through with His Holiness’s characteristic warmth, wit, and perception.

Bringing together all the major themes of the Dalai Lama's teachings such as religious values, the four noble truths, karma, compassion, and meditation, the book’s  chapters are arranged developmentally from simple to complex topics, which include the luminous nature of the mind, the four noble truths, karma, the common goals of the world's religions, meditation, deities, and selflessness. Central to all these teachings is the necessity of compassion—which the Dalai Lama says is "the essence of religion" and "the most precious thing there is."

Twenty chapters are arranged in a developmental sequence so that readers easily understand the background needed to appreciate the more complex, later topics.  Taken as a whole, the teachings in this book provide an accessible map of Tibetan spiritual culture.

Readers of this single volume will be well prepared for understanding all of the Dalai Lama’s subsequent books. This book remains the heart-message of this great world leader.

Publisher’s Description: 

This beloved classic brings together in one volume all the major themes of the Dalai Lama's teachings such as religious values, the four noble truths, karma, compassion, and meditation.

Drawn from the lectures he gave during his first three visits to North America, the book covers the core subject matter of Tibetan Buddhism, as presented for the first time to an English-speaking audience. The chapters are arranged developmentally from simple to complex topics, which include the luminous nature of the mind, the four noble truths, karma, the common goals of the world's religions, meditation, deities, and selflessness. Central to all these teachings is the necessity of compassion--which the Dalai Lama says is "the essence of religion" and "the most precious thing there is."

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