The Middle Way The Middle Way

The Middle Way

Faith Grounded in Reason

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Publisher Description

The Dalai Lama opens The Middle Way with 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.

In 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.

Through these beautifully complementary teachings, His Holiness urges us to strive, "with an objective mind, endowed with a curious skepticism, to engage in careful analysis and seek the reasons behind our beliefs."

GENRE
Religion & Spirituality
RELEASED
2009
August 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
160
Pages
PUBLISHER
Wisdom Publications
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
1.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Josey86 ,

I’m probably not the intended audience.

I read this in conjunction with Nagarjuna because I was hoping it would help me better understand the original philosophy. It didn’t really do that. I think I got lost in the doctrine and the side of things that people often consider religion. I got some new insight into Nagarjuna; I saw him from a different angle than what Garfield presented in my translation of Nagarjuna, but I can’t say that I really have a greater understanding of the philosophy.

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