- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins (17 September 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8172235828
- ISBN-13: 978-8172235826
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.5 x 17.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 322 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 318,265 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
365 Dalai Lama: Daily Advice from the Heart Paperback – 17 Sep 2007
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the exiled spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 1989. He is the author of many books on Buddhism including Transforming the Mind, The Art of Living, The Art of Happiness and A Simple Path.
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A paragraph a day, one page, can make a huge difference in your mindset; either starting the day
or dealing with a difficult situation as your day progresses. This book is not overly religious, and it's
written in plain terms. Thank you Dalai Lama for your kind and gentle presence.
The chapters are organized into subject categories. So, if you use it as a meditation guide you'll be meditating on "living a life of plenty" or "prison and prisoners" for a few days at least.
I didn't find this as useful as 365 Tao (which I've used regularly) by Deng Ming-Dao. I felt 365 Tao provided different ways to approach each topic, you could choose your meditation.
365 Dalai Lama is something that you can read through, and think about the topics. I wasn't motivated to meditate on them. The one thing that I didn't like about it was the fact that some topics went on for days and days. I didn't necessarily feel I wanted to meditate on pessimism for 13 days, a day of thought about a topic provides me conscious investigation. Revisiting it helps bring up subconscious learning later.
But banging my head against a topic for days and days wasn't an enjoyable task. For a monk maybe, eating rice every day. I rather enjoy the variety of reflection on different topics daily however. That quality made the book spartan, somewhat bland.
Maybe it was just me, but I'd probably get his lectures, or expanded treatises on topics (i.e. The Art of Happiness) instead - I think this is where his thought processes, reasoning, and ability to convince you about quality of life choices shine.