A Profound Mind: Cultivating Wisdom in Everyday Life by Dalai Lama

By Dalai Lama

For the 1st time for common readers, the Dalai Lama provides a entire review of an important educating of Buddhism.

Perhaps the most distinction among Buddhism and different religions is its figuring out of our center id. The lifestyles of the soul or self, that is critical in numerous how one can Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, is de facto denied in Buddhism. Even extra, trust in a "self" is noticeable because the major resource of our problems in lifestyles. but a real realizing of this educating doesn't lead one to a despairing, cynical worldview with a feeling that lifestyles has no meaning--Far from it, a real realizing results in actual happiness for anyone and the best resource of compassion for others.

In 2003 and in 2007, the Dalai Lama used to be invited to ny to offer a sequence of talks at the crucial Buddhist view of selflessness. This new e-book, the results of these talks, is now provided to assist expand information of this crucial doctrine and its usefulness in dwelling a extra significant and satisfied life.

While the Dalai Lama bargains an entire presentation of his teachings on those key philosophical issues for contemplation, he additionally indicates readers easy methods to carry those teachings actively into their very own lives with options for a private perform. it is just by means of truly dwelling those teachings that we let them lead to a real transformation in our notion of ourselves and our lives

A Profound Mind deals very important knowledge for these devoted to bringing approximately swap on this planet via constructing their very own non secular services, whether or not they are Buddhists or no longer.

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That’s the good news? ”15 Gary Larson captured a common misperception of Heaven in one of his Far Side cartoons. In it a man with angel wings and a halo sits on a cloud, doing Are You Looking Forward to Heaven? 7 nothing, with no one nearby. He has the expression of someone marooned on a desert island with absolutely nothing to do. ” In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain portrays a similar view of Heaven. The Christian spinster Miss Watson takes a dim view of Huck’s fun-loving spirit.

The command to think about Heaven is under attack in a hundred different ways every day. Everything militates against it. Our minds are so much set on Earth that we are unaccustomed to heavenly thinking. So we must work at it. What have you been doing daily to set your mind on things above, to seek Heaven? What should you do differently? ” Relax—you have nothing to worry about! On the contrary, many of us are so earthly minded we are of no heavenly or earthly good. C. S. Most of us find it very difficult to want Lewis observed, “If you read his“Heaven” at all—except in so far as “Heaven” tory, you will find that the Chrismeans meeting again our friends who have tians who did most for the present world were just those who thought died.

Only one does: Jesus Christ. He said, “No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). All other roads lead to Hell. The high stakes involved in the choice between Heaven and Hell will cause us to appreciate Heaven in deeper ways, never taking it for granted, and always praising God for his grace that delivers us from what we deserve and grants us forever what we don’t. EARTH: THE IN-BETWEEN WORLD God and Satan are not equal opposites. Likewise, Hell is not Heaven’s equal opposite. Just as God has no equal as a person, Heaven has no equal as a place.

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