October 2, 2006

"Live In a Better Way"

Reflections on Truth,
Love and Happiness
by Dalai Lama

Publisher Comment:
As accessible as it is inspirational, this selection gathers together a decade's worth of public lectures given in India to audiences from all walks of life. Following each talk are the original question-and-answer sessions, in which His Holiness opens himself up to his listeners and-now-to readers everywhere. His characteristically candid guidance on living fully and responsibly as we cross into a new millennium focuses on specific themes that range from religious tolerance to compassion and nonviolence. With a practical and highly readable introduction to Buddhism and the Dalai Lama's own spiritual heritage, written by Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, this is the perfect book for seekers at any stage along the path of life.

Meaningful Quotes:
The practice of Buddhism can be summarized in the short phrase: "If you can't help others, at least don't harm them."

Patience offers you the greatest advantage and benefit in life, the best spiritual development. It transforms your mind, teaches you to be even more patient and abate anger.

The goal in life is not to harm others, but to benefit others. Make their life useful, free them from problems, develop compassion and wisdom to create greater happiness for others.

...contaminated seeds of disturbing thoughts and this is why it is the nature of suffering. A disturbing thought can only produce another disturbing thought.

More books:
The Essential Dalai Lama
My Land and My People
Path of Wisdom, Path of Peace
Ethics for the New Millennium

Other books by the Dalai Lama