In this book the Dalai Lama shows how through the practice of patience and tolerance we can overcome the obstacles of anger and hatred. He bases his discussion on A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, the classic work on the activities of Bodhisattvas-those who aspire to attain full enlightenment in order to bengit all beings.
Relevant not only to Buddhists but to everyone seeking self-improvement, this outstanding teaching by the world's foremost Buddhist, based on the "Patience" chapter of Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life, offers those seeking to improve themselves numerous techniques for overcoming these obstacles, and strength in the face of adversity.
All the world's major religions emphasize the importance of the practice of love, compassion and tolerance. This is particularly true in the Buddhist tradition, which states that compassion and love are the foundation of all paths of practice. To cultivate the potential for compassion and love inherent within us, it is crucial to counteract their opposing forces of anger and hatred.
In this book the Dalai Lama shows how through the practice of patience and tolerance we can overcome the obstacles of anger and hatred. He bases his discussion on A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, the classic work on the activities of Bodhisattvas - those who aspire to attain full enlightenment in order to benefit all beings.
The techniques and methods presented are relevant not only for Buddhist practitioners but for all who seek to improve themselves. Through these teachings and by his own example, the Dalai Lama shows the power that patience and tolerance have to heal anger and to generate peace in the world.
About the Author:
Tenzin Gyatso was recognized as the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet. He has served as head of the Tibetan government-in-exile in Dharamsala, India, since the Chinese takeover of Tibet in 1959. He is the winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize and known as a tireless worker for peace.
"Winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, the Dalai Lama discusses the subject of patience, drawing on a chapter from an important Buddhist classic, Shantideva's "Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life." He helps readers examine how anger arises to destroy much that is positive and good, proposing that gentleness is fundamental to human nature. Through active self-discipline, and not meekness as is commonly misunderstood, we can transform anger through compassion and to be reconciled with ourselves and others." - Recommended for public libraries. Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. "
"The Dalai Lama teaches with clear and forceful language. These teachings form an essential spiritual discourse."- Publishers Weekly