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~EBOOK ♿ Live in a Better Way: Reflections on Truth, Love, and Happiness ♾ Imbued with a friendly tone and pithy wisdom, this handsome handbook to approaching life in a better way includes six of His Holiness The Dalai Lama s most accessible and inspirational public lectures 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, especially at the start of a new millennium, focuses on specific themes that range from religious tolerance to compassion and nonviolence The book also includes a practical and highly readable introduction to Buddhism and The Dalai Lama s own spiritual heritage, written by the renowned Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche The book divesinto the Buddhist doctrines than other books by the DL Luckily the structure of each chapter is such that you can read the first half of each chapter to avoid thedoctrine related writings Even with that, another great book. Having gone through trials in the last few months that I never thought I d have to face, this book couldn t have come into my life at a better time.I find myself in the position of trying to find it in my heart to forgive someone who not only committed completely unforgivable acts against myself and my family, but feels no remorse for it whatsoever I need to forgive her because the anger is eating me up inside As this book teaches, she is no different for my anger, it does not affect her in Having gone through trials in the last few months that I never thought I d have to face, this book couldn t have come into my life at a better time.I find myself in the position of trying to find it in my heart to forgive someone who not only committed completely unforgivable acts against myself and my family, but feels no remorse for it whatsoever I need to forgive her because the anger is eating me up inside As this book teaches, she is no different for my anger, it does not affect her in any way, it only tears apart my own life and well being.I will never have the compassion of the Dalai Lama, but I am trying, walking in his path, to find enough of a portion of it to release the hatred and anger that is festering inside of me This book helps me not lose sight of that path This book is the Dalai Lama s lectures from the 1980 s and 1990 s While I felt it was repetitive within the chapters for me, a beginner Dalai Lama reader may appreciate itthan I did I have read many Dalai Lama books and therecent ones are my favorite though, so in my opinion, even if you are a beginner reader, I would read a newer book of his before reading this one You may find you don t even need to read this one at all I was a bit bored with this book because of two reasons I This book is the Dalai Lama s lectures from the 1980 s and 1990 s While I felt it was repetitive within the chapters for me, a beginner Dalai Lama reader may appreciate itthan I did I have read many Dalai Lama books and therecent ones are my favorite though, so in my opinion, even if you are a beginner reader, I would read a newer book of his before reading this one You may find you don t even need to read this one at all I was a bit bored with this book because of two reasons I ve read his words before in other books and many of the chapters were repetitive in nature within the book There were certain sections of the book where it talked to practicing Buddhists, in which I am not, and so I wasn t really interested in that part of his lectures It got complicated with fancy Buddhist words lingo and I kind of lost what he was truly saying because I felt it wasn t for me personally.Over all, I love the Dalai Lama s words of wisdom in how to treat yourself and others around us, how to live in peace and how to have compassion even for our enemies His words always reminds me of being a better person than I already am, to constantly grow and learn when it is wise to open one s mouth and what to say when doing so He is someone I truly look up to and there s not many people I do look up to I see him, I hear him, I sense his being and I see the word PEACE all around him I truly believe he lives what he speaks and he is a great example of a compassionate individual I can learn from i was reading the physical book, at the same time while listening to the audiobook.they do not follow each other well the audiobook skips parts, and everything is out of order. Fair 196 pages I m not part of the Buddhist religion, but I find a great deal of peace and understanding in the Dalai Lama s teachings He is wise and very compassionate People often misunderstand the Buddhist religion It is a godless religion in the sense of not believing in the same God that Christians do, but it is definitely not atheistic You see, bodhissatvas are beings that have finally achieved fully enlightenment, recieved full happiness and inner peace, and is an expert at the cessation of suffer I m not part of the Buddhist religion, but I find a great deal of peace and understanding in the Dalai Lama s teachings He is wise and very compassionate People often misunderstand the Buddhist religion It is a godless religion in the sense of not believing in the same God that Christians do, but it is definitely not atheistic You see, bodhissatvas are beings that have finally achieved fully enlightenment, recieved full happiness and inner peace, and is an expert at the cessation of suffering and has earned their way into Buddhahood Even once they acheived that status they do not consider themselves gods per se, but holy ones that are god like but not fully Gods Once they have achieved full enlightenment in the mortal life that we all live, unlike those who haven t acheived enlightenment and pass away they go to a Buddhist heaven realm one of the six and one of the 36 sub realms and stay there for eternity, whereas one who hasn t acheived full enlightenment DOES go to either a Buddhist heaven or hell, but their stay is not eternal For heaven it is roughly around 4,000 human years, but the stay in hell is not known to my knowledge, but it might be the same Even if a room has been in darkness for a hundred years, when you flick the light on, the darkness goes away HINDU PROVERBYou can train your mind by analyzing other people s experiences By looking at history.Whenever I examine human tragedy, I find that in most cases it is the result of human behavior negative emotions such as anger, hatred, jealousy, and extreme greed.When water is sprinkled it can t move forcefully when the same amount of water is channeled and focused, its energy or f Even if a room has been in darkness for a hundred years, when you flick the light on, the darkness goes away HINDU PROVERBYou can train your mind by analyzing other people s experiences By looking at history.Whenever I examine human tragedy, I find that in most cases it is the result of human behavior negative emotions such as anger, hatred, jealousy, and extreme greed.When water is sprinkled it can t move forcefully when the same amount of water is channeled and focused, its energy or force increases There are two types of egos one negative, one positive 1 The feeling of strong I that forgets about others feelings, others rights, and in which one considers oneselfimportant than others.2 This ego makes one feel I can do this, I can help, I can serve This will be one of my shorter reviews for a simple reason I was unable to complete this book Teachings from the Dalai Lama are presented here as transcribed lectures presented at dharma celebrations in New Delhi I must absolutely plead that my review of this book is in no way a review of the Buddhist faith or sets of beliefs.With that urgent disclaimer established, I have to declare this book utterly unreadable This is only the second book in my life that I ve had to set down, unfinished I This will be one of my shorter reviews for a simple reason I was unable to complete this book Teachings from the Dalai Lama are presented here as transcribed lectures presented at dharma celebrations in New Delhi I must absolutely plead that my review of this book is in no way a review of the Buddhist faith or sets of beliefs.With that urgent disclaimer established, I have to declare this book utterly unreadable This is only the second book in my life that I ve had to set down, unfinished It s conceivable that the lectures were engaging, satisfying, intellectually stimulating sessions in the presence of the Dalai Lama, but in print form, the lectures read with vastly less connection to the reader than a bad college algebra textbook.I do not pan this book for any philosophical disagreements or religious bias I assure you of that I am genuinely intrigued by His Holiness and I have the utmost respect for him, both as a leader of faith and as a representative of his genuinely repressed Tibetan people.All I can say is that after having spent much of a year trying to digest this albeit brief book, I simply can t continue I did endure through page 106 of the lecture How to Live and Die in a Better Way , but that s where my struggle and my patience end, I m afraid Because of my respect for this man of peace, I feel sense of embarrassment and guilt as I type this review, but I must be honest about my impressions I took the following lessons from this series of lectures that His Holiness gave in the 1980s and 90s Be kind to others, practice nonviolence, avoid meat, use birth control, and meditate I also read a number of passages like this If we take up a particular phenomenon and analyze its nature, in the end it cannot be found For example, if we first analyze the flower to discover its ultimate nature and its reality, we will discover the emptiness or inherent nature of the emptiness, which cannot I took the following lessons from this series of lectures that His Holiness gave in the 1980s and 90s Be kind to others, practice nonviolence, avoid meat, use birth control, and meditate I also read a number of passages like this If we take up a particular phenomenon and analyze its nature, in the end it cannot be found For example, if we first analyze the flower to discover its ultimate nature and its reality, we will discover the emptiness or inherent nature of the emptiness, which cannot be found However, we will find the emptiness of the emptiness 170 I concluded that in order to fully grasp the author s wisdom you either need to be a Buddhist monk, or Richard Gere Unfortunately, I am neither