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The author of the book: Dalai Lama XIV
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Language: English
Edition: thorsons
Date of issue: 1998
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Not one of my favorite books. Have read one from the Dalai Lama before (ethics for the new millennium) and found it much better. Projected too much of a utopian mindset. Made attachment seem as if it were a sin, because it doesnt matter in the end you will die and that attachment was worthless. Much prefer the readings from Thich Nhat Hanh, who brings up how we should view the impermanence of things so that attachment isnt so bad, because nothing vanishes. I interpreted what Dalai Lama said to mean that life is silly. We all die alone and with nothing. Valuing anything is silly, because in the end it doesnt matter.

It is in the title so maybe it is tailored for people who are looking to become monks, but book is not overly practical for normal people. Was a fine book, but would recommend others before this one.


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Ebook the joy of living and dying read Online! Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (born Lhamo Döndrub), the 14th Dalai Lama, is a practicing member of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism and is influential as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the world's most famous Buddhist monk, and the leader of the exiled Tibetan government in India.

Tenzin Gyatso was the fifth of sixteen children born to a farming family. He was proclaimed the tulku (an Enlightened lama who has consciously decided to take rebirth) of the 13th Dalai Lama at the age of two.

On 17 November 1950, at the age of 15, he was enthroned as Tibet's ruler. Thus he became Tibet's most important political ruler just one month after the People's Republic of China's invasion of Tibet on 7 October 1950. In 1954, he went to Beijing to attempt peace talks with Mao Zedong and other leaders of the PRC. These talks ultimately failed.

After a failed uprising and the collapse of the Tibetan resistance movement in 1959, the Dalai Lama left for India, where he was active in establishing the Central Tibetan Administration (the Tibetan Government in Exile) and in seeking to preserve Tibetan culture and education among the thousands of refugees who accompanied him.

Tenzin Gyatso is a charismatic figure and noted public speaker. This Dalai Lama is the first to travel to the West. There, he has helped to spread Buddhism and to promote the concepts of universal responsibility, secular ethics, and religious harmony.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, honorary Canadian citizenship in 2006, and the United States Congressional Gold Medal on 17 October 2007.



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Poignant book.




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