By Jack Kornfield
Liked Western Buddhist grasp Kornfield makes identified his own, functional knowledge, garnered from 25 years of training and educating the trail of awakening, as he publications self-searchers to a simplicity of notion that brings alive religious perform, peace, and fact of their day-by-day lives.
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The area is familiar with the general public face of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.
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My non secular trip offers a shiny and relocating portrait of the Dalai Lama’s existence trip that's own in tone yet common in scope. He explores 3 levels or commitments of his non secular life—as a person, as a Buddhist monk, and because the Dalai Lama—each of which has made him extra devoted to exploring and educating human values and internal happiness, selling concord between all religions, and advocating for the civil rights and health of the Tibetan people.
on the age of 2, little Tenzin Gyatso was once pointed out because the fourteenth reincarnation of the 1st Dalai Lama. From then on, his lifestyles has been on a trajectory few can think. a few see him as a residing Buddha and ethical authority, others determine him as a “god-king,” whereas nonetheless others see him in political phrases as both a hero or a counterrevolutionary. In My religious trip, we see the private struggles, the braveness, the laughter, and the compassion that experience outlined the awesome lifetime of one among our world’s maximum dwelling legends.
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Walking in the heat day after day sustained by inadequate nutrition and run down by bouts of dysentery. Small cuts festered, Ajahn Sucitto developed a foot injury, and protein deficiency kept us from even thinking straight. Then the differences in our personalities began to exact a toll: Nick pursued the remnants of wildlife left amidst all that humanity, whereas Ajahn Sucitto with his commitment to transcendence wasn’t interested in scenery. He just wanted to go inwards. At Rajgir, a favourite resort of the Buddha, we hit bottom.
However, as is so often the case with India, disaster had a benign side: having been stripped almost bare, we were lifted up and penetrated more deeply by the generosity and kindness of others. In material terms we gained new clothes and equipment and enough money for train tickets to Calcutta, where we hoped to replace our passports, travellers’ cheques, and air tickets so that we could continue. But the vulnerability also left us humbler, lighter, and freer. India had worked us over and, in some weird way, we’d passed the test.
Prologue This book is a sequel. The first half, published as Rude Awakenings , began the account of a six-month epic journey by two Englishmen, a monk and layman, to the Buddhist holy places in India. and slept under the stars. Rude Awakenings was a great adventure story. While the second part of the journey still had its share of adventure, and some amazing encounters with wildlife, the novelty of the endeavour had worn off, and we came face to face with both our own and the other’s deeper humanity.