Dalai Lama XIV
- Title: The Dalai Lama’s Book of Wisdom
- Author: Dalai Lama XIV
- ISBN: 9780722539552
- Page: 271
- Format: Paperback
A little book for those in search of words to calm and inspire In this gift book His Holiness the Dalai Lama imparts his message the importance of love, compassion and forgiveness.His Holiness the Dalai Lama describes how to bring wisdom and compassion into our busy, stressful everyday lives.A beautiful selection of words from His Holiness that will help you to face diffA little book for those in search of words to calm and inspire In this gift book His Holiness the Dalai Lama imparts his message the importance of love, compassion and forgiveness.His Holiness the Dalai Lama describes how to bring wisdom and compassion into our busy, stressful everyday lives.A beautiful selection of words from His Holiness that will help you to face difficult emotions such as anger in yourself and in others with genuine acceptance and understanding.The only little gift book based on the words of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, this book should have tremendous appeal especially during the holiday season.
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Oct 2015Well the media has made it seem a little less shocking to criticise the Dalai Lama than it did a few months ago, when I read this. I don't give much credence to one-off gaffes like that: most people deserve a bti of leeway - but it just makes it seem not-unconscionable to dislike this book. In any case, I doubt the man himself would consider a 100-page little thing that sits beside the counter in bookshops to be the sum of his philosophy.I read this on the heels of the short classical Bu [...]
What a terrific little reference book. Perfect reminders that you can pick up and read any time.
"Gota após gota, o oceano se forma. Não olhe longe demais, mas comece a viagem agora."
Practical, universal wisdom for any person regardless of religion.
It is more than a religious book; it's an abridged guide of how to live.
I love the teachings of the Dalai Lama and find great peace in immersing myself in his books.
Excellent tiny book full of bit sized wisdom.
I don't know which made me happier~ this little volume of wisdom or finding it on my 18 year old grandson's book shelf.Though this is a fairly easy, quick read, you can also spend a lot of time really pondering the thoughts and doing self-examination. This is one of those books that I could revisit time and time again.My favorite passage is on Page 94."It must be said that genuine compassion is not like pity or a feeling that others are somehow below you. Rather, with compassion you view others [...]
Great Book. Helps one bring the wisdom of buddhism into life.
For a pocket-sized book, this took me quite some time to read. On almost every page, there is a reason to pause and reflect. It prompts internal dialogues many times its own length! I'd struggle to call it only thought provoking. The brief expositions cause the reader not only to examine their thoughts but also to examine their feelings - the instinctive, emotional and spiritual responses to these teachings. This is a book well worth reading and picking up again periodically to review its impact [...]
I finished the book a little while ago and would definitely recommend it to ever one. It doesn’t matter what religion you practice, in fact this book references the teachings of all the major religions throughout. For me this book was about putting simple (some are simple, some not so much) practices in our everyday lives that are designed to ease the stresses and frustrations we all face. I’m not suggesting that we all go out and try to become monks, but if there are things we can do to hel [...]
Describes the fundamental teachings of the Buddah:1. There is suffering2. Suffering has a cause3. There is cessation of suffering (putting an end to it)4. There is a path to such freedomA cessation of suffering usually involves letting go of your desire. E.g. If you have a desire to be well liked, then you will suffer because not everyone is going to like you. If you desire a large bank account, then you will suffer. Even if you are not a Buddhist, just an honest being, the ultimate source of ha [...]
A great book if you are already familiarized with the Dali Lama and his teachings. Yet this shouldn't be treated like a "real" book. It is quotes from different books and sayings by the Dali Lama that relate to joy, death, anger, and giving and receiving. Still they are enlightening words yet may be in different contexts to the reader, it just depends on what you take from it. Basically if you're the kind of person who posts quotes on your Instagram and Facebook page you'll love this mini-book.
This little volume is nicely pocket sized and contains small chunks of "wisdom" and spiritual teachings that can be digested quickly at first pass. The only problem is many of the concepts introduced really need more text to accompany them. If anyone is a beginner to Buddhist teachings, it might be a little *too* austere in some places and yet totally accessible in others. It's a good, easy starter volume though--I recommend it.
I'm never without this book - it is what I can thumb through anytime, anywhere, and get inspiration about life and it's up's and downs, and how to put them into perspetive. It is torn and tatterd, traveling through life in my purse, but it's always there when I need it! How many books can you say that about? How many people?
This was a nice quick read,one that brought up some interesting and great points. It will definitely be a good reference to go back to, to reflect on, to think about.It doesn't dwell in a specific religion, but more it just gives good tips on being a better person through various exercises and practices.It is definitely worth spending some time with.
I've studied a lot of Buddhism (particularly Pure Land within the Mahayana School) and this book gives a very limited overview of the basic tenets of Buddhism. I would suggest reading further in order to gain a better understanding of Tibetan Buddhism and the differences between the various types of this way of life.
A good friend gave me this little book to keep with meand refer to while I was going through a very difficult emotional event in my life. I learned so much about what is important and what's not important from the little excerpts in this carry-everywhere book. Everyone, religious or not, should carry this simple book with them to help keep a perspective on life.
A great little book that takes a look at developing in the areas of contentment, dealing with anger, and the reality dying as well as other relevant issues. It is wisdom on each of these subjects taken from different writings and teachings, condensed into a topical format. It is designed for practical application.
At only about 200pages long, with every other page highlighting nuggets of Buddhist teaching, this is more like a compact reference handbook. There are great quotes and wisdom, but my only gripe is that they may have been taken out of context and as such, misses out the full meaning of some of the teachings.
This book has its 'healing' effect. Despite it was a gift from someone that really important in my life, this book means a lot for me. I can't write much here, but if you want to find another source of happiness in your life, this little book of wisdom might give you some.
There are so many quotes I've collected over the years and many of them are from the Dalai Lama. I appreciate his wisdom and his desire for people to become more compassionate. A quick read but full of thought provoking ideas.
Speeches of the Dalai Lama that were taken out of context and put out in this annoying little book. Unless you are a Buddhist scholar, most of the material will make no sense, because much material is assumed to be familiar to the reader. Blech.
Another present from years ago. I got the version printed in 1999. I think the most fun part about this book is you could flip over to any page and find words to chew on.
كتاب خفيف، يجمع شذرات من حكمة صاحب القداسة الدلاي لاما الرابع عشر
Pocket Lama ! wise words in deed from The Smiley One
Spiritualy UpliftingA great little book providing some wonderful insight into the importance of positive thinking and compassion. I highly recommend it for anybody who is struggling with the pressures of modern life. This book will give you a little perspective and help remind you what really matters.
as the name shown, the book is completely filled with the teachings of Wisdom, a real experience through the concept of wisdom, oh the word is so simple but while looking in to it, oh my god its Depth is un predictable . nothing more to say, once you read it, you can also feels its depth.
Put together from three talks so some if it was disjointed. Clear message about the importance of compassion and so good learning points so worth the read.
Life wisdow regardless of any religion. Insightful.
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