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Title:
A simple path : basic Buddhist teachings
Author:
Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935-
Publication Information:
London : Thorsons, 2000.
Physical Description:
176 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780007105502
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This sumptuous, fully illustrated book by His Holiness the Dalai Lama offers a perfect introduction to Buddhism and the remarkable landscape and culture of Tibet. In the text, based on lectures on The Four Noble Truths given in London, the Dalai Lama lays out the fundamentals of the Buddhist path, showing us how we can develop our compassion and find happiness in any situation. The photographs, by Ian Cumming, show the context in which this profound teaching developed, from the stunning landscapes and Tibetan people, to scenes of monastery life, prayer wheels and beautiful artwork. This is a must-have book for admirers of the Dalai Lama and is an ideal gift.


Author Notes

The exiled 14th Dalai Lama was born on July 6, 1935 to a peasant family living in a former Tibetan village. He was recognized as the reincarnation of the previous spiritual leader of his nation at the age of two and enthroned on February 22, 1940. In 1959 he and 100,000 followers fled the country following a failed revolt against the Communist Chinese forces that had occupied Tibet for almost a decade.

Since that time, the Dalai Lama has met with numerous world leaders and U. N. officials in a tireless effort to free his country and preserve the traditional Tibetan way of life. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 and has been awarded honorary citizenships by many international cities and countries, as well as multiple honorary degrees and human rights awards. In 2007 the Dalai Lama received the United States Congressional Gold Medal. He has written many books and lectures around the world. His book, My Spiritual Journey, made the iBooks bestseller list in 2016. He is the author of the best seller, The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, with the Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams.

(Bowker Author Biography) The Dalai Lama, spiritual & political leader of the Tibetan people & a Nobel Peace Laureate, has in the last decade become a global spiritual leader whose message of universal & individual responsibility has won worldwide acclaim.

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Table of Contents

Prefacep. 6
Introductionp. 8
The Four Noble Truthsp. 22
The Truth of Sufferingp. 36
The Truth of the Origin of Sufferingp. 82
The Truth of Cessationp. 116
The Truth of the Pathp. 148
Glossaryp. 170
Notesp. 173

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