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by His Holiness The Dalai LamaThe Dalai Lama
Translated and Edited By Jeffrey Hopkins

The translator of this book, Jeffrey Hopkins PhD, is Professor of Tibetan Studies at the University of Virginia. In addition to translating this and other books by the Dalai Lama, he has also written the Foreword to the present book.

His Holiness introduces the book by speaking about the need for peace and kindness in the world. His book offers, in an accessible and comprehensible way, valuable techniques from Tibetan tradition, which can lead to mental peace.

Using examples from the life of Buddha, the Dalai Lama tells us of three stages on this path: morality, concentrated meditation and wisdom, each one serving as the basis for the next. There is a section devoted to each of these three stages. The Dalai Lama also gives some insight into Tantra.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is very much aware of the world in which we live. In particular, because of the global economy, he knows that no nation can remain isolated. It is therefore most important that the values discussed in this book are put into practice.

Review by Annie Prosser

Published by Rider Books


ISBN 9780712630306


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