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An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life [Large Type, illustrated ed.]
Author His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Date2002
Pages180
PublisherGale Group (Publisher); Wheeler Publishing, Inc. (Imprint)
Content type書籍=Book
Language英文=English
NoteAvailable Through: Brodart Company
Keyword慈悲心=Loving Kindness=Compassion=Maitri=Metta; 禪修=Meditation; 藏傳佛教=西藏佛教=Tibetan Buddhism;
AbstractCOMPASSION--SYMPATHY FOR the suffering of others and the desire to free them from it--is wrestled with in all spiritual traditions. Yet how does one actually become a compassionate person? What are the mechanisms by which a selfish heart is transformed into a generous heart? When Dalai Lama came to New York City in 1999, he spoke simply and powerfully on the everyday Buddhist practice of compassion.
Weaving together the contents of three sacred texts--one by the 8th-century Indian master Kamalashila, another by the 14th-century Tibetan Togmay Sangpo and a third by the 11th-century sage Langri Tangpa--His Holiness showed that the path to compassion is a series of meditations. An Open Heart lays out this course of meditation, from the simplest to the most challenging, describing the mental training techniques that will enable anyone of any faith to change their minds and open their hearts.

The path begins with simple and clear ruminations on the advantages of a virtuous life and moves on to practices that can temper destructive and impulsive emotions. Such practices can be undertaken at odd moments of the day, at once transforming the aimless or anxious mind into a disciplined and open mind. Gradually, the book introduces the more challenging and sustained meditation practices. In these meditations the deepest and most profound insights of Buddhist practice become part of one's way of knowing and experiencing the world.
ISBN1587241862 (Trade Cloth); 0316989797 (hc)
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Created date2004.02.20



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