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By Dalai Lama XIV Thupten Jinpa | Comments: ( 683 ) | Date: ( Nov 23, 2019 )

The Dalai Lama opens The Middle Way with an elegant argument for the power of compassion in cultivating a happy life From there, he connects core ideas of Buddhist philosophy to the truths of our shared condition His Holiness delivers a sparklingly clear teaching on how the Buddhist ideas of emptiness and interdependency relate to personal experience and bring a deeper uThe Dalai Lama opens The Middle Way with an elegant argument for the power of compassion in cultivating a happy life From there, he connects core ideas of Buddhist philosophy to the truths of our shared condition His Holiness delivers a sparklingly clear teaching on how the Buddhist ideas of emptiness and interdependency relate to personal experience and bring a deeper understanding of the world around us.In down to earth style, this book sets forth a comprehensive explanation of the foundational teachings of the Mahayana tradition based on the works of two of Buddhism s most revered figures Using Nagarjuna s Middle Way, the Dalai Lama explores Buddhist understandings of selflessness, dependent origination, and the causal processes that lock us in cycles of suffering He grounds these heady philosophical discussions using Tsongkhapa s Three Principal Aspects of the Path, presenting a brief explanation of how to put ethical discipline, wisdom, and compassion into practice.Through these beautifully complementary teachings, His Holiness urges us to strive, with an objective mind, endowed with a curious skepticism, to engage in careful analysis and seek the reasons behind our beliefs.


  • Title: The Middle Way: Faith Grounded in Reason
  • Author: Dalai Lama XIV Thupten Jinpa
  • ISBN: 9780861715527
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Hardcover

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Dalai Lama XIV Thupten Jinpa

Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso born Lhamo D ndrub , the 14th Dalai Lama, is a practicing member of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism and is influential as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the world s most famous Buddhist monk, and the leader of the exiled Tibetan government in India.Tenzin Gyatso was the fifth of sixteen children born to a farming family He was proclaimed the tulku an Enlightened lama who has consciously decided to take rebirth of the 13th Dalai Lama at the age of two.On 17 November 1950, at the age of 15, he was enthroned as Tibet s ruler Thus he became Tibet s most important political ruler just one month after the People s Republic of China s invasion of Tibet on 7 October 1950 In 1954, he went to Beijing to attempt peace talks with Mao Zedong and other leaders of the PRC These talks ultimately failed.After a failed uprising and the collapse of the Tibetan resistance movement in 1959, the Dalai Lama left for India, where he was active in establishing the Central Tibetan Administration the Tibetan Government in Exile and in seeking to preserve Tibetan culture and education among the thousands of refugees who accompanied him.Tenzin Gyatso is a charismatic figure and noted public speaker This Dalai Lama is the first to travel to the West There, he has helped to spread Buddhism and to promote the concepts of universal responsibility, secular ethics, and religious harmony.He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, honorary Canadian citizenship in 2006, and the United States Congressional Gold Medal on 17 October 2007.



Comments The Middle Way: Faith Grounded in Reason

  • La Pomme

    I find it hard to rate this book as it was my first encounter with Buddhist philosophy. Ans as it turns out this is definitely not a book for beginners. Although it walks us through the basic concepts, it's aim is above all to offer Dalai Lama's interpretation of classical Buddhist texts. Quote by quote they are analysed and often translated to simpler, modern language.


  • Adam Uraynar

    What leads to a happier life?Compassion. Ordinary love is biased and mixed with attachment.p7 enlightenment for the purpose of benefiting others8 Middle Way (Madhyamaka) position as falling into the extreme of nihilism, while [] Mind Only position as falling into the extreme of absolutism.41 principle of nature just means that the world exists in a particular way and not another way [such as a rock sinks, and milk floats]43 gross level of impermanence--as when we die or when, say, something is b [...]


  • Joyce Lagow

    Anyone who thinks that Tibetan Buddhism is somehow the path of airy-fairy mysticism is dead flat wrong. In fact, the subtitle of the book--Faith Grounded in Reason--gives far more of an indication of what Buddhism really is. I have often thought that the Shakyamuni Buddha was the first and possibly the greatest systems analyst/process engineer. All the deification and ritual was superimposed, much later. Underneath, the foundation of Buddhism is process analysis: the origin of suffering, cause a [...]


  • Hernán

    The book is divided in two parts. The first part is a walkthrough of another book written by Nagarjuna. Also, some basic buddhist concepts are explained. This first part keeps getting increasingly harder to understand as you continue reading, thus requiring the reader to be extremely focused in the reading if you care to understand what the author is trying to say. In the second part of the book, as the concepts are supposedly "well-explained" in the first part, the Dalai Lama just goes directly [...]


  • Bryan

    I found this to be helpful in understanding the Dalai Lama's approach to Buddhist philosophy, but in many ways this is a less practical book than I had hoped. It is also full of the paradoxical philosophic statements so common in deeper Buddhist literature. I also found the focus on achieving Nirvana to be not very applicable to my own interests in Buddhist meditation and mindfulness, as I am not a Buddhist myself. Still, it was helpful in explaining some of the motivations inherent in Buddhist [...]


  • Gita

    My rating probably shouldn't be taken in consideration as I did not finish the book. I gave up at 18%, it's not a book for beginners though I've been attending a beginners course. It goes from one truth to another and mixes it all together, I simply could not follow all of that. Perhaps I am just not there yet, but perhaps the book could've been written better as I don't feel like I'm at the stage where I don't understand Buddhism.


  • Stephanie

    This book was highly esoteric at times. I would think to myself, "It's a good thing I took that 'Introduction to Buddhism' class in University".Having said that, it was a good read. It made the topic at hand accessible without dumbing it down or oversimplifying.


  • Kathleen Loucks

    very hard to get through, but very interesting, about the Buddhist teachings about emptiness


  • Brad

    Teachings given by the Dalai Lama in 2004. I was there but don't remember the depth of his analysis of Nagarjuna's views. I am glad to have this reference.


  • Sandi

    Excellent book and good preparation for upcoming Kalachakra initiation


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