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

By Dalai Lama

For the 1st time for basic readers, the Dalai Lama offers a complete assessment of crucial 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's principal in numerous how you can Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, is absolutely denied in Buddhism. Even additional, trust in a "self" is obvious because the major resource of our problems in existence. but a real realizing of this instructing doesn't lead one to a despairing, cynical worldview with a feeling that lifestyles has no meaning--Far from it, a real knowing ends up in genuine happiness for somebody and the best resource of compassion for others.

In 2003 and in 2007, the Dalai Lama was once invited to big apple 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 aid develop knowledge of this crucial doctrine and its usefulness in dwelling a extra significant and chuffed life.

While the Dalai Lama bargains a whole presentation of his teachings on those key philosophical issues for contemplation, he additionally exhibits readers tips on how to convey those teachings actively into their very own lives with techniques for a private perform. it's only by means of really dwelling those teachings that we let them lead to a real transformation in our belief of ourselves and our lives

A Profound Mind bargains very important knowledge for these devoted to bringing approximately swap on the planet via constructing their very own religious features, whether or not they are Buddhists or no longer.

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But if we honestly observe ourselves, we will see that this is true. All the things we chase after in the mistaken belief that they will make us happy only give us brief periods of pleasure, at best. Externals can’t make us truly happy; but genuine happiness is our natural state when all of the things that impede happiness—such as our expectations, judgments, attachments, and fears—no longer get in the way. Additionally, there are specific roots of genuine happiness that can be directly cultivated.

Others have imaginary conversations, in order to view themselves in a positive light or as a way to make their case. And some spend hours in random daydreams, totally lost to the present. Again, even though none of these tendencies are particularly harmful, none ultimately makes us happier, except in the most superficial, temporary way. Other forms of thinking are more pernicious. Blaming, in particular, is a way of poisoning our lives, and when the blaming thoughts come out of our mouths, or manifest outwardly via body language, they also poison others.

Yet they’re often at work, impacting the way we relate to the world. In a way, they’re like the background operating system programs on our computers, running continuously and inexorably behind the scene. ” We may never say these exact words to ourselves, and the message may be buried in the background, but as we observe ourselves, we will become increasingly aware of its imprint on how we live. In some of us, this message manifests through trying harder to measure up; in others, it comes through in hiding to avoid failure; and for many, it surfaces through finding distractions, ways of numbing ourselves from the pain of holding on to our beliefs.

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