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In Praise of Great Compassion
By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama

In Praise of Great Compassion, His Holiness the Dalai Lama


 
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Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781614296829
Publication Date: Aug 2020

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In Praise of Great Compassion, the fifth volume of the Library of Wisdom and Compassion, continues the Dalai Lama’s teachings on the path to awakening. While previous volumes focused on our present situation and taking responsibility for creating the causes of happiness, this volume concerns opening our hearts and generating the intention to make our lives meaningful by benefiting others.

We are embedded in a universe with other living beings, all of whom have been kind to us in one way or another. More than any other time in human history, we depend on one another to stay alive and flourish. When we look closely, it becomes apparent that we have been the recipient of great kindness. Wanting to repay others’ kindness, we cultivate a positive attitude by contemplating the four immeasurables of love, compassion, empathic joy, and equanimity, and the altruistic intention of bodhicitta. We learn to challenge the self-centered attitude that leads to misery and replace it with a more realistic perspective enabling us to remain emotionally balanced in good and bad times. In this way, all circumstances become favorable to the path to awakening.

In Praise of Great Compassion, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Venerable Thubten Chodron, Wisdom Publications, Hardcover, 420 pp, $29.95

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