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Path To Enlightenment, The - Dalai Lama

Path To Enlightenment, The

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Published: 1st January 1994
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"In this extensive teaching, the Dalai Lama beautifully elucidates the meaning of the path to enlightenment through his own direct spiritual advice and personal reflections. Based upon a very famous Tibetan text, this teaching presents in practical terms the essential instructions for the attainment of enlightenment. Its direct approach and lucid style make The Path to Enlightenment one of the most accessible introductions to Tibetan Buddhism ever published. His discourse draws out the meaning of the Third Dalai Lama's famous Essence of Refined Gold as he speaks directly to the reader, offering spiritual advice, personal reflection,s and scriptural commentary. He says in practical terms what the student must do to attain enlightenment."

"For its down-to-earth style and rich spiritual teachings, this must rank as one of the finest Buddhist books in English to date."--The Middle Way "Presented in practical and understandable form. . . . Highly recommendable as a practical guide to Tibetan Buddhism"--Quest Magazine

"Beautifully elucidates the meaning of this spiritual path through his own direct spiritual advice and personal reflections."--Eastern Horizon

Prefacep. 7
Forewordp. 9
Translator's Introductionp. 11
The Nature of the Instructionp. 25
Three Perspectives on Practicep. 45
Where the Guru and Disciple Meetp. 53
The Human Situationp. 75
Three Levels of Spiritual Applicationp. 81
Death and the Lower Realmsp. 87
Seeking a Place of Refugep. 97
The Laws of Karmic Evolutionp. 105
Hinayana Realismp. 119
Generating the Bodhisattva Spiritp. 133
Practice of the General Mahayanap. 151
Vajrayanap. 167
A Summary of the Pathp. 175
a Lam Rim Preliminary Ritep. 185
Biography of the Third Dalai Lamap. 201
Glossaryp. 223
Notesp. 231
Bibliography of Texts Quotedp. 235
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ISBN: 9781559390323
ISBN-10: 1559390328
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st January 1994
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.1  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1