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The Buddhism of Tibet combined volume

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Item Code: IDD264
Author: The Wisdom of Tibet Series
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Edition: 1987
ISBN: 9788120803756
Pages: 219
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 8.7" x 6"
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The Buddhism of Tibet consists of four texts, the first two written by the fourteenth Dalai Lama himself and the remaining two chosen by him for Western readers:
The Buddhism of Tibet: In this excellent introduction, the Dalai Lama explains the principal topics and central practices of Buddhism.

The Kay to the Middle Way: The Dalai Lama leads the student to the discovery of the true meaning of emptiness. With acute precision, he presents many insights into the nature of emptiness.

The Precious Garland by Nagarjuna: Originally written for a ding this text is famous for its descriptions of the Bodhisattva path of compassion and for its clear, concise analysis of the Buddha's teaching on emptiness. It describes how to find happiness by cultivating virtues of body, speech and mind and how to amass the stress of merit and wisdom required for enlightenment.

The Song of the Four Mindfulnesses by the 7th Dalai Lama: This short poem, accompanied by a commentary by the present Dalai Lama, contains all the essentials of sutra and tantra. It is to be used as a basis for meditations on mindfulness of the guru, altruism, deity yoga and emptiness.

Contents:

Foreword

I THE BUDDHISM OF TIBET

The need for religious practice in our present lives 
The need for religious practice for our future lives
Buddhism, one of the many religious of the world: its teacher
The spread of Buddhism to Tibet
The meaning of dharma
The four noble truths
Cyclic existence and sentient beings
Causes of cyclic existence
Actions
Liberation
Hinayana 
Mahayana
Tantrayana
The two truths
A general outline of the practice of Buddhism
A special outline of the practice of Buddhism
The three refuges 
Training in higher ethics 
Training in higher meditative stabilization 
Training in higher wisdom
The mind of enlightenment

II THE KEY TO THE MIDDLE WAY 

Notes
Bibliography
Glossary
Index

III PRECIOUS GARLAND OF ADVICE FOR THE KING 
    by Nagarjuna  

Introduction
1 High Status and Definite Goodness
2 An Interwoven Explanation of Definite Goodness and High 
  Status
3 The Collections for Enlightenment
4 Royal Policy
5 The Bodhisattva Deeds
Guide to the stanzas by Gyel-tsap 
Notes 

IV SONG OF THE FOUR MINDFULNESSES 
   by Kaysang Gyatso, the Seventh Dalai Lama

Introduction
1 Mindfulness of the Teacher
2 Mindfulness of the Altruistic Aspiration to Highest 
  Enlightenment
3 Mindfulness of Your Body as a Divine Body
4 Mindfulness of the View of Emptiness 
Notes 








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