An Open Heart, Paperback book

An Open Heart: Practising Compassion In Everyday Life [Paperback]

by His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso The Dalai Lama

3.50 out of 5 (1 ratings)

Format:
Paperback 
Pages:
208 
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton General Division 
Publication Date:
05 September 2002 
Category:
Buddhism 
ISBN:
9780340794319 

Description

In the Dalai Lama's own words: 'It is my hope that the reader of this small book will take away a basic understanding of Buddhism and some of the key methods by which Buddhist practitioners have cultivated compassion and wisdom in their lives. The methods discussed have been taken from three sacred texts of Buddhism. I would like to stress at the outset, however, that one doesn't have to be a Buddhist to make use of these meditation techniques. Meditation is merely the process whereby we gain control over the mind and guide it in a more virtuous direction. Meditation may also be thought of as a technique by which we diminish the force of old thought habits and develop new ones. Yet the techniques themselves do not lead to enlightenment or a compassionate and open heart. That is up to you, and the effort and motivation you bring to your spiritual practice.'

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  • A well-written book with information pertinent to anyone.

    3.50 out of 5

    Scaryguy

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