The Meaning of Life

Buddhist Perspectives on Cause and Effect
Foreword by
Richard Gere
160 pages, 6 x 9 inches
ISBN 9780861711734


eBook Bundle (PDF, epub, mobi)
ISBN 9780861719518

“Studded with jewels, pointing out how to bring together the theory of the Buddhist teachings and the practice of ordinary life.”—Shambhala Sun

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 12:35 -- wisdom

Using the traditional Buddhist allegorical image of the Wheel of Life and the teaching of the twelve links of dependent origination, the Dalai Lama deftly illustrates how our existence, though fleeting and often full of woes, brims with the potential for peace and happiness. We can realize that potential by cultivating a wise appreciation of the interdependency of actions and experience, and by living a kind and compassionate life. A life thus lived, the Dalai Lama teaches, becomes thoroughly meaningful for both oneself and for others.

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