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Dalai Lama: Transformed Mind

Dalai Lama: Transformed Mind

$14.10 USD

The transformed mind is an inspiring collection of his holiness the dalai lamas talks delivered over a period of nine years in his characteristically endearing and informal style, one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our time examines the nature of the human mind and emphasises the need to transform it if we want to lead more fulfilling lives he talks about suffering, happiness, love and truth, and imparts practical wisdom on issues ranging from religious tolerance to world economy stressing the need for compassion and non-violence, the dalai lama reiterates the essential goodness of the human heart and teaches us how to live and die well, reminding us constantly of the responsibility of our actions and thoughts, and the interdependence between action and result about the author the dalai lama is a high lama in the gelug or yellow hat branch of tibetan buddhism the name is a combination of the sino-mongolian word (dalai) meaning ocean and the tibetan word bla-ma (with a silent b) meaning chief, high priest in religious terms, the dalai lama is believed by his devotees to be the rebirth of a long line of tulkus who are considered to be manifestations of the bodhisattva of compassion, avalokite?vara traditionally, the dalai lama is thought of as the latest reincarnation of a series of spiritual leaders who have chosen to be reborn in order to enlighten others the dalai lama is often thought to be the leader of the gelug school, but this position belongs officially to the ganden tripa, which is a temporary position appointed by the dalai lama who, in practice, exerts much influence the line of dalai lamas began as a lineage of spiritual teachers; the 5th dalai lama assumed political authority over tibet

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