9781590306932

For the Benefit of All Beings

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  • ISBN13:

    9781590306932

  • ISBN10:

    1590306937

  • Edition: Original
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2009-04-21
  • Publisher: Shambhala
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Summary

The fourteenth Dalai Lama, a living embodiment of the bodhisattva ideal, presents here detailed practical guidance based on sections ofThe Way of the Bodhisattvaby Shantideva, the best-known text of Mahayana Buddhism. The Dalai Lama explains this classic and beloved work, showing how anyone can develop a truly "good heart" and the aspiration for the enlightenment of all beings. In this book, the Dalai Lama's profound knowledge is evidentthe result of extensive training. Here he shares his extraordinary insight into the human condition and what it means to be a responsible and caring person. This book was previously published under the titleA Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night.

Author Biography

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the head of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile in Dharamsala, India. He is the author of numerous best-selling Buddhist books. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, honorary Canadian citizenship in 2006, and the United States Congressional Gold Medal in 2007.

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