These and many other themes are illuminated in this compelling introduction to the life and teachings of Buddha. Beginning with the main events of Buddha's life story, Geshe Kelsang introduces the central principles behind the Buddhist way of life and what it means to be a Buddhist. Meditation is explained clearly and simply, while more complex subjects such as the paths to liberation and enlightenment are presented in an accessible and inspiring way.|
The book speaks about: Who was Buddha?; the nature of our mind; past and future lives; karma; why and how to meditate; what is liberation?; the path to enlightenment. These and many other themes are illuminated in this compelling introduction to the life and teachings of Buddha. Those new to Buddhist and meditation will find this book an ideal guide to the Buddhist way of life.
"I have four books by this author. He writes in a soothing manner and explains Tibetan Buddhism practices thoroughly. However, the other books I have did not make sense until I read this one. This one puts the basics down pat. Once I absorbed this easy read, the other texts begin to make more sense. This one is written in a flowing easy style, explaining things. It makes reference to his other books for more specifics about practice, which is why I gave it 4 stars. You will read about an overview of practice in this book and get interested in the specifics to read further see such and such book for more details. This is definitely the place for a beginner in the Tibetan approach to begin." - A reader from the United States.