Advice on Dying

Author(s): Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-'dzin-rgya-mtsho

Tibetan Buddhism

Now available in paperback, this powerful book from His Holiness the Dalai Lama teaches us how investigating death also greatly benefits our perspective on lifeIn this ground- breaking book, the Dalai Lama advises us to gain familiarity with the process and practices of death so that, when we are physically weak, our minds can still be focussed in the right direction, and in the right manner. ADVICE ON DYING cautions us not to fall under the influence of the mistaken belief of permanence. We should not think that we have a lot of time in this life, because there is a great danger of wasting our lives in procrastination. He suggests we meditate on our lives, and on the indefiniteness of the time of death. For, though the time of our death is uncertain, death itself is certain... In this empowering and positive book, His Holiness brings new inspiration to a subject that we, in the West, have long ignored to our detriment. It is only by taming our minds and fully facing the end of our lives, that we can fully live in the present moment.


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His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama was born on 6 July 1935 to a peasant family in the small village of Takster in northeastern Tibet and was recognised at the age of two as the reincarnation of his predecessor, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama. Nobel Laureate and bestselling author, he is regarded as the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. Unlike his predecessors who never came to the West, His Holiness continues his worldwide travels, eloquently speaking in favour of ecumenical understanding, kindness and compassion, respect for the environment and, above all, world peace.

General Fields

  • : 9781844132188
  • : Ebury Press
  • : Rider & Co
  • : July 2004
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-'dzin-rgya-mtsho
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 240