An Introduction to Buddhism

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Each group has their own specialized talk that separates them from outsiders. Terms are used to convey specialized practices in shorthand, but if one is a novice, they can be left totally in the dark with an introduction to an array of phrases that obscure meaning rather than reveal it. To this, the Dalai Lama might say, as he does on page three, that “it requires commitment to a long and sustained period of spiritual practice” and that we must go back to “a time when hard work was the only viable method.” I must admit I find this most challenging. I love clarity of expression and simple truths. From what I have previously understood about Buddhism, the truths of this religion are meant to be simply stated. The Dalai Lama has a cottage industry of these books, having published forty-three, one even titled A Simple Path. So perhaps this book is not the best introduction to the Dalai Lama’s writing and philosophy. Certainly, his interviews are enchanting as he seems to get more fun and laughter out of life than many of us.


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Author The Dalai Lama
Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 125 pages
Publisher Shambhala
Publish Date 2018-Jul-17
ISBN 9781559394758
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Issue January 2019
Category Religion
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