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The World of Tibetan Buddhism : An Overview of Its Philosophy and Practice - Dalai Lama XIV

The World of Tibetan Buddhism

An Overview of Its Philosophy and Practice

Paperback Published: 3rd March 1995
ISBN: 9780861710973
Number Of Pages: 224

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With characteristic humility, His Holiness the Dalai Lama begins this landmark survey of the entire Buddhist path by saying, "I think an overview of Tibetan Buddhism for the purpose of providing a comprehensive framework of the path may prove helpful in deepening your understanding and practice." In this book, the Dalai Lama delivers a presentation that is both concise and profound, accessible and engaging. As readers explore Tibetan Buddhism more fully than ever before, they will find in His Holiness a great friend and authority.

Foreword
Preface
Technical Note
Introductionp. 3
General Buddhismp. 7
The Divisions of Vehiclesp. 9
The First Turning of the Wheel of Dharmap. 15
The Second Turning: The Doctrine of Emptinessp. 23
The Third Turning: Buddha-naturep. 27
Different Explanations of Selflessnessp. 31
The Four Seals of Buddhismp. 37
The Mahayana Path of Emptiness and Compassionp. 41
An Altruistic Outlook and Way of Lifep. 57
The Benefits of Altruismp. 59
Recognizing the Enemy Withinp. 67
Overcoming Anger and Hatredp. 77
Oneself and Others: Exchanging Placesp. 85
The Vajrayana Buddhism of Tibetp. 91
The Distinctive Features of Tantrap. 93
The Divisions of Tantrap. 103
Initiation: Empowermentp. 105
Pledges and Vowsp. 111
Tantric Practice: The First Three Classes of Tantrap. 115
Advanced Tantric Practice: Highest Yoga Tantrap. 125
Translator's Notesp. 157
Glossary of Termsp. 175
Bibliographyp. 183
Indexp. 199
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ISBN: 9780861710973
ISBN-10: 0861710975
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 3rd March 1995
Publisher: Wisdom Publications,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34

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