Advice on Dying: And Living a Better Life
Book Summary of Advice on Dying: And Living a Better Life
In this ground-breaking book, the Dalai Lama advises us to gain familiarity with the process and practices of death so that, when we are physically weak, our minds can still be focussed in the right direction, and in the right manner. Advice on Dying cautions us not to fall under the influence of the mistaken belief of permanence. We should not think that we have a lot of time in this life, because there is a great danger of wasting our lives in procrastination. He suggests we meditate on our lives, and on the indefiniteness of the time of death. For, though the time of our death is uncertain, death itself is certain... In this empowering and positive book, His Holiness brings new inspiration to a subject that we, in the West, have long ignored to our detriment. It is only by taming our minds and fully facing the end of our lives, that we can fully live in the present moment.
About the Author
His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama was born on 6 July 1935 to a peasant family in the small village of Takster in northeastern Tibet and was recognised at the age of two as the reincarnation of his predecessor, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama. Nobel Laureate and bestselling author, he is regarded as the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. Unlike his predecessors who never came to the West, His Holiness continues his worldwide travels, eloquently speaking in favour of ecumenical understanding, kindness and compassion, respect for the environment and, above all, world peace.
Details of Book: Advice on Dying: And Living a Better Life (BSID:7860)
|Book||Advice on Dying: And Living a Better Life|
|Author||Dalai Lama Xiv, Jeffrey Hopkins|
|Publisher||Rider & Co.|
|Number of Pages||240|
|Dimensions||7.91 x 5.12 x 0.63 inches|
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Accepting death and meditating on impermanence are among the cornerstones of Buddhist teachings. The Tibetan Buddhist tradition especially has for centuries almost made a science of contemplating, observing, and describing the subtleties involved in the process of dying and the afterlife. Of equa...
"To make life meaningful, acceptance of old age and death as parts of our life is crucial. Feeling that death is almost impossible just creates more greediness and more trouble - sometimes even deliberate harm to others. When we take a good look at how supposedly great personages - emperors, mona...
It will be interesting when I come to die to see if dying happens in the stages outlined here. I tend to believe that there is no one way of doing anything, life and death are full of myriads of possibilities and are not limited to one way and one way only. I wonder if you study Tibetan Buddhism...
I selected this book after losing both my father and my mother-in-law just a day apart this past summer. I had hoped that the experience would be similar to someone seeking the truth from a hermit living high up in the mountains. What is the purpose of life? And why do people have to die? Who bet...
What a disappointment. This book was an annotated recitation of the First Panchen Lama's poem, Wishes for Release from the Perilous Straits of the Intermediate State, Hero Releasing from Fight. This book basically spouts religious doctrine for 237 pgs. I had always thought that Buddhism was a les...
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