Kindness, Clarity, and Insight

Kindness Clarity and Insight Nearly twenty five years after its original publication Kindness Clarity and Insight is still widely considered the most readable yet substantive and wide ranging of His Holiness works Broad in s

  • Title: Kindness, Clarity, and Insight
  • Author: Dalai Lama XIV Jeffrey Hopkins Elizabeth Napper
  • ISBN: 9781559394031
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nearly twenty five years after its original publication, Kindness, Clarity, and Insight is still widely considered the most readable, yet substantive and wide ranging, of His Holiness works Broad in scope and revealing the depth of his knowledge, these teachings display the range of the Dalai Lama and his message, covering a plethora of topics, including the need for coNearly twenty five years after its original publication, Kindness, Clarity, and Insight is still widely considered the most readable, yet substantive and wide ranging, of His Holiness works Broad in scope and revealing the depth of his knowledge, these teachings display the range of the Dalai Lama and his message, covering a plethora of topics, including the need for compassion, the common goals of the world s religions, karma, the four noble truths, the luminous nature of the mind, meditative concentration, selflessness, the two truths, and the fundamental innate mind of clear light that all the various schools of Tibetan Buddhism aim at manifesting Although others in Tibet have mentioned that all orders of Tibetan Buddhism have the same basic outlook, the Dalai Lama is the first to explain in detail how this is so, his brilliant syncretic exposition being the final chapter in this book.The book s twenty chapters are deftly arranged in a developmental sequence so that readers easily understand the background needed to appreciate the complex, later topics Taken as a whole, the teachings in this book provide an accessible map of Tibetan spiritual culture Though the Dalai Lama is one of the most erudite scholarshe has a gift for reducing his doctrine to a core of lucid practicality, crystallized in the title of his book, Kindness, Clarity and Insight Time Magazine

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    1. This book is a collection of 20 lectures by the Dalai Lama during this first visits to the United States in 1979 and 1981, and Canada in 1980. His message of encouragement to all to develop compassion, love and respect for others; to share and show concern for the sufferings of others; and to be less selfish is constant and clear throughout his speeches. There are a few topics / chapters which cover concepts that may be difficult for a casual reader to understand, but by large, this is still a g [...]

    2. I've read this book four times. Every time I read it, it makes me a better person for a couple of days afterward. I guess I should read it every three days or so.

    3. The Dalai Lama In AmericaIn 1979, after substantial political effort, H.H. the Dalai Lama made his first visit to the United States. He travelled across the country and delivered a series of lectures. The Dalai Lama visited Canada in 1980 and returned to the United States in 1981 and many times thereafter. In 1981, the Dalai Lama and his editor and translator, Professor Jeffrey Hopkins, published a book of the Dalai Lama's early lectures in North America, "Kindness, Clarity, and Insight." It was [...]

    4. 'a quote from Nagarjuna's The Five Stages: "Everything is like the meditative stabilization of illusion." In quoting this, Tsongkhapa establishes that all environments and beings are the sport of mere wind and mind.'

    5. I absolutely LOVED the Book of Joy, so I wanted to delve into more of the Dalai Lama’s writings. This book is a compilation of his lectures during his three visits to North America. Some of them were fantastic and really resonated with me, but some of them went WAY over my head, as I don’t know nearly enough about Buddhism. I think there is a lot of beauty and truth found in Buddhism though! Our world could sure benefit from the altruism, compassion, meditation, etc that he speaks of!(Only g [...]

    6. I found the book very difficult to understand. I do feel though that if I start practicing meditation and reread the book repeatedly it will make sense. A good buy.

    7. I acquired this book by chance when I was working at the Durant Library and it was on the way out via the books-to-be-taken-to-the-book-sale shelf. I walked by and there it was with such a title I had to take it. Plus, I'd been listening to "How to Practice" by the Dalai Lama and this book dove-tailed right into it."Kindness, Clarity, and Insight" is a collection of 20 of the Dalai Lama's speeches during his visits to North America between 1979-1981 transcribed, edited and presented here. My mai [...]

    8. This is a series of talks given by HHDL on his first visit to North America in 1979. He speaks to the US Congress, colleges and universities, community organizations, churches and Buddhist centers. I found it fascinating to see how he geared his remarks to his audiences. I am interested in Buddhism, but am not a scholar by any means. I found his talks to the general public more understandable than his academic lectures in Buddhist centers which were way over my head.

    9. Found this on my roommate's shelves. I read a biography of XIV Dalai Lama's life when I was 14 that went up to his exile from Tibet. It made a profound impression on me from which I gratefully have never recovered. And this one will make for excellent bed-time readingnsumed with curiousity as I am to read his lectures.

    10. Even though some of the concepts of Buddhism were a little over my head, the Dalai Lama's overall message of compassion and love was very inspiring and can be applied to anyone's life situation. I think that we can all learn something from this amazing man and this book was a perfect way to understand his message for those of us who weren't lucky enough to be there when he made these speeches.

    11. The title is self explanatory. This book has been an intermittent read for me for a couple of years now. It's great in the way that you can pick it up from anywhere and still have something of value to retain.

    12. So far, this is mostly over my head (there's a lot of Buddhist theory that takes a while to pick apart and understand), but there are some observations that he makes about the mind that are fun to mull over.

    13. Une série de conférences ou plutôt d'allocutions du dalai lama. Très court. Très inégal car soit très consensuel grand public, soit dans le développement théologique mais alors sur des points très spécifiques du bouddhisme. Malheureusement vite lu vite oublié

    14. A collection of the Dalai Lama's speeches. Who can argue with the Dalai. Great message of peace and kindness.

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