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How to See Yourself As You Really Are

A Practical Guide to Self-Knowledge
How to See Yourself As You Really Are

Author(s) : Dalai Lama, translated and edited by Jeffrey Hopkins
Publishers Price : 8.99
Wisdom Price : 6.11(save 32%)
Availability : Currently in stock
ISBN : 184604040X
EAN : 9781846040405
Cover : Paperback
Pages : 274
Size : 198 x 126mm
Publisher : Rider
Published : 2008
Category : Self-Help
Category 2 : Tibetan Buddhism: General
Synopsis:
New paperback edition.The Dalai Lama invites you on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery and inner growth. In this new book he explains that self-knowledge is a vital step on the path towards enlightenment, and reveals the time-honoured techniques that will help you to shed your illusions about yourself. With his guidance and gentle encouragement, you can embrace reality at a more authentic level of being - and see yourself as you really are.

The book investigates the Buddhist concept of emptiness and covers the need for insight, how to undermine ignorance, harnessing the power of concentration and insight, how to end self-deception, how persons and things actually exist, and deepening love with insight.

"This book stems from a basic Buddhist notion that love and insight work cooperatively to bring about enlightenment, like the two wings of a bird. The overarching theme is that self-knowledge is the key to personal development and positive relationships. The Dalai Lama shows us how, in the absence of true self-knowledge, we hurt ourselves through misguided, exaggerated notions of self, others, external events, and physical things. Even our senses deceive us, drawing us into attachment and negative actions that can only come back to haunt us in the future. The book details how to overcome these mistakes in order to live from a realistic knowledge of our healthy interdependence." Jeffrey Hopkins.
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