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  • Title: The Meaning of Life: Buddhist Perspectives on Cause and Effect
  • Author: Dalai Lama XIV Jeffrey Hopkins Richard Gere
  • ISBN: 9780861711734
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. I listened to this book while running, as I have taken to listening to books while on a trail, in my Zen zone So some of my difficulty following it may have been related to that However, in my opinion, this is one of the most complicated books the Dalai Lama has written Many parts of it make an, aha , with me, however, it was still difficult to understand and I found myself rewinding a few times However, it resonates with Jungian philosophy, the concept of the collective unconscious as well as o [...]


  2. This book describes the 12 stages of dependent arising through life as depicted by the complex image that appears on the back of the book unfortunately I forget the name The Dalai Lama also describes how each of these stages resolve not only through life but how tantra, yoga, and the process of meditation Buddhist practice will affect your journey in cyclic existence While explaining cyclic existence and how it applies to your life could be read as The Meaning of Life , those looking for a Vikto [...]


  3. Dalai Lama s Meaning of Life has some good merits He describes some of the major Buddhist artworks that illustrate the cosmology and metaphysics of Buddhism I d like to get my hands on some of these prints I also enjoyed how practical some of the teachings could be For instance, the Dalai Lama recommends that we can learn most about ourselves in how we handle adversity The drawbacks to the work are the particulars of Buddhist doctrine If you re into learning the ins and outs of the dogma, this m [...]


  4. This book is a little dense for a reader who is unfamiliar with the basic tenets of buddhism It describes the 12 stages of dependent arising through life and the buddhist tenets of reincarnation For non buddhist readers, it does not give much advice on the meaning of life except seeking to become compassionate to all living beings There are some issues with the translation of this book, which may make the subject matter seem denser than it really is.


  5. Regardless of your religious affiliation, the Dalai Lama s books are always insightful and beautifully written The text is a tad complex than some of his other writings For some people, this book may be a little too advanced in the teachings of Buddhism However, for those who are deeply curious about having a deeper understanding of Buddhist teachings, this is the book for you The Dalai Lama always teaches a way to help people find meaning and purpose in their life.


  6. An honest account of Dalai Lama s beliefs and teachings As the title goes, we might finally find a sense to our very nature, maybe are we here for a purpose and in his answers you can find a possibility that makes sense to what I have been taught so far.


  7. A great next level book for those who practice and have already gained a moderate understand and the Way.The deeper analysis of cause and effect in relation to cyclic existence and karma helps provide a better understanding of how your actions influence and have been influenced by previous actions In this way, one who practices may find a themselves effective in their attempts to understand what it means to practice in everyday life.On the downside, the final two chapters focusing on enlightenm [...]


  8. As with the other books of the Dalai Lama I have read, this book combines difficult and obscure teachings with the simplicity of the everyday The book consists of the text of a lecture series the Dalai Lama gave in London in 1984, before he received the Nobel Prize The title of the book together with its subtitle Buddhist perspectives on cause and effect give some idea of its breadth.The first two lectures in the book, together with Professor Jeffery Hopkins s introduction discuss the fundamenta [...]


  9. Very good, nice explanations of some of the truths and other Buddhist teaching My fave part is Because sentient beings are of many and various dispositions and interests, Buddha set forth many different levels of practice Recognizing this is helpful not only in gaining a proper perspective on Buddhist teachings but also in developing respect from the depths of the heart for the different types of religious systems that are present in this world, since they are all beneficial to those who believe [...]


  10. I, too, was expecting another book than the one I got and had to recalibrate my expectations based on the book I actually bought vs the book I thought I was buying This is an insightful, semi digestible though not nearly as accessible as the Dalai Lama s other writings and transcribed lectures As a spectator of Buddhism, but not a participant, I appreciated the detail of the proposed process of reincarnation and it is sprinkled with Dalai Lama sized truth bombs throughout I tend to think this wo [...]


  11. Excellent read, full of wisdom and important teaching about the aim that we need to define for our livesI always find some sense of serenity when reading the books from Dalai Lama indeed I will definitely read the rest of his writings The major points of Buddhism referred to in this book are the 3 main evils for the mind ignorance, attachment and aversion In the opposite, the perfections of the mind are six points and are generosity, ethics, patience, enthusiasm, concentration and wisdom The sec [...]


  12. While rather esoteric at times and clearly meant to be a deep dive rather than an introduction NOT for people new to Buddhist philosophy , I found this to be a deeply fascinating exploration of the Tibetan Buddhist world view At times it skewed to belief systems that are specifically Tibetan I think , but at other times it also included really excellent summaries of general Buddhist teachings on a philosophical level with a bit of humor thrown in here and there as well It made me wish I d been a [...]


  13. Most of this book is esoteric, so I couldn t highly recommend it to non Buddhists Regardless, the book has several nuggets of wisdom.Sample quote Question I find it difficult to comprehend all the different levels of practice What is a simple, basic practice that I could bear in mind Answer At best, if you are able to do so, help others If you are not able to do so, at least do not harm others This is the main practice.


  14. If I had half an ounce smarts I d be able to rate this book much higher As it is I was in way over my head, so I just plowed through and tried to glean as much from it as I could Which was a surprising amount The Dalai is a funny guy and he has the ability to force A HA moments on even the newest of us Definitely a book I want to re read when my Buddhist knowledge base is a little extensive.


  15. I read the Q A parts and only skimmed the rest of the book The questions touch many topics, not just the 12 links of dependent arising, which is the subject of the lectures transcribed in this book I found the Dalai Lama s answers to the questions interesting, wise and practical Will probably come back to the book at a later time.


  16. F r tung att l sa, jag har inte kommit tillr ckligt l ngt i min utveckling f r att kunna tillgodog ra mig det som skrivs Ut ver detta s visade det sig i den h r boken att jag har lite sv rt f r buddhism, det r f r mycket konstiga saker runtomkring, kanske kan det iofs nd vara givande, men jag tror att det r smartast att b rja med att l sa mer mindfulness spirituella b cker.


  17. Surprisingly difficult, metaphysical, and unapproachable I d expected something a bit applicable to daily life, written for the common man woman, rather than for students of esoteric aspects of Buddhism.


  18. Re reading this one for its great explanation of the links of cyclical existence, and how dependent origination is the same as impermanence Plus HH is a pretty funny guy.




  19. It was dense, for me just difficult getting through it The tone was not the as same as his other works, which is why it took me a couple months to finish.


  20. Another phenomenal book by HH The Dalai Lama He explains how the twelve links of dependent arising may be transcended in order to find true peace.



  21. I listened to the audiobook most nights while I couldn t sleep It inspired me and was very easy to comprehend I m going to read a lot books by the Dahlia Lama


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