His Holiness the Dalai Lama's teaching legacy to the world -- a beautiful and accessible presentation of the time-honored path to enlightenment -- is one of the world's great spiritual treasures.
The Way to Freedom, the inaugural volume of the landmark Library of Tibet series, is the essential primer on Tibetan Buddhism for both neophytes and advanced students. Based on a fifteenth-century text never before translated for a general audience, it is the revered heart of Tibetan practice, presented here in easy-to-understand steps by the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual and political leader.
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. He is the author of two memoirs and numerous books on Buddhism, including The Way to Freedom and Awakening the Mind, Lightening the Heart--the first two volumes of the landmark Library of Tibet series.
This jewel by His Holiness is the initial volume in the landmark "Library of Tibet" series. Based on the "Stages of the Path" scriptures of Tsong-Khapa (1357-1419), it presents the essence of Tibetan Buddhism. Coverage spans teaching, refuge, the guru, rebirth as continuity of consciousness, the nature of impermanence, suffering, freedom from delusion, and developing compassion. Dedicating to others the merit from our actions and purifying negativities by cherishing others and by virtuous activity are all seen as fitting the Buddhist definition of ethics as harmlessness, while our precious human birth offers a chance to tame the mind according to the scope of our motives. Is our ultimate aim liberation only of ourself or others? The latter is the "Great Scope," a unique feature of being human that enables us to perfect altruism and reach Buddhahood. This magnificent, noble text will uplift all readers. Highly recommended.
Dara Eklund, Los Angeles P.L.
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