How to See Yourself As You Really Are

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Simon and Schuster, 05.12.2006 - 274 Seiten
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Like the two wings of a bird, love and insight work cooperatively to bring about enlightenment, says a fundamental Buddhist teaching. According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, we each possess the ability to achieve happiness and a meaningful life, but the key to realizing that goal is self-knowledge. In How to See Yourself As You Really Are, the world's foremost Buddhist leader and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize shows readers how to recognize and dispel misguided notions of self and embrace the world from a more realistic -- and loving -- perspective.

Step-by-step exercises help readers shatter their false assumptions and ideas and see the world as it actually exists. By directing our attention to the false veneer that so bedazzles our senses and our thoughts, His Holiness sets the stage for discovering the reality behind appearances. But getting past one's misconceptions is only a prelude to right action, and the book's final section describes how to harness the power of meditative concentration to the service of love, and vice versa, so that true altruistic enlightenment is attained.

Enlivened by personal anecdotes and intimate accounts of the Dalai Lama's own life experiences, How to See Yourself As You Really Are is an inspirational and empowering guide to achieving self-awareness that can be read and enjoyed by spiritual seekers of all faiths.

 

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This book is deceptively complex. I started out with the audiobook version, but after listening to the first two CDs about three times and not really taking in any of it in, I checked out the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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This book was intense. I'm not sure if I was ready for something so deep, and it took me a long time for the length, which really got on my nerves. I ended up speed reading the last 80 pages just to ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Laying the Ground for Insight to Grow
27
Why Understanding the Truth Is Needed
39
Feeling the Impact of Interrelatedness
49
Appreciating the Reasoning of DependentArising
60
Seeing the Interdependence of Phenomena
67
Valuing DependentArising and Emptiness
74
HARNESSING THE POWER OF CONCENTRATION AND INSIGHT
85
Focusing Your Mind
87
Analyzing Difference
145
Coming to a Conclusion
148
Testing Your Realization
156
Extending This Insight to What You Own
164
Balancing Calm and Insight
167
Viewing Yourself As Like an Illusion
175
Noticing How Everything Depends on Thought
185
Feeling Empathy
201

Tuning Your Mind for Meditation
103
HOW TO END SELFDECEPTION
121
Meditating on Yourself First
123
Realizing That You Do Not Exist in and of Yourself
126
Determining the Choices
137
Analyzing Oneness
140
Reflecting on Impermanence
209
Absorbing Yourself in Ultimate Love
223
Reviewing
237
Selected Readings
273
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Über den Autor (2006)

Jeffrey Hopkins is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia.

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