The Middle Way

The Middle Way Faith Grounded in Reason

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Synopsis

The Dalai Lama lays out the Buddhist approach to matters of faith and devotion that is based on the highest spirit of critical inquiry. The Dalai Lama opens-áThe Middle Way-áwith an elegant argument for the power of compassion in cultivating a happy life. From there, he connects core ideas of Buddhist philosophy to the truths of our shared condition. His Holiness delivers a sparklingly clear teaching on how the Buddhist ideas of emptiness and interdependency relate to personal experience and bring a deeper understanding of the world around us.-áIn down-to-earth style, this book sets forth a comprehensive explanation of the foundational teachings of the Mahayana tradition based on the works of two of Buddhism's most revered figures. Using Nagarjuna's Middle Way, the Dalai Lama explores Buddhist understandings of selflessness, dependent origination, and the causal processes that lock us in cycles of suffering. He grounds these heady philosophical discussions using Tsongkhapa's Three Principal Aspects of the Path, presenting a brief explanation of how to put ethical discipline, wisdom, and compassion into practice.-áThrough these beautifully complementary teachings, His Holiness urges us to strive,

Book information

ISBN: 9781614291565
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Imprint: Wisdom Publications
Pub date:
DEWEY: 294.342042
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xi, 183
Weight: 308g
Height: 231mm
Width: 163mm
Spine width: 14mm