How to See Yourself as You Really Are

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

Tibetan Buddhism

"How to See Yourself As You Really Are" is based on a fundamental Buddhist notion that love and insight work together to bring about enlightenment, like two wings of a bird. It provides a new perspective on the psychological problems of hurting ourselves through misguided, exaggerated notions of self, others, events and physical things. It shows how even our senses deceive us, drawing us into unwise attachments and negative actions that can only come back to haunt us in the future. Drawing on wisdom and techniques refined in Tibetan monasteries for more than a thousand years, and adopting as its structure traditional Buddhist steps of meditative reflection, "How to See Yourself As You Really Are" includes practical exercises and gives readers a clear path to assess their growth and progress. The book is enlivened throughout with warm personal anecdotes and intimate accounts of the Dalai Lama's experiences as a life-long student, a meditator, a political leader and an international figure working with other Nobel Peace Laureates to address crises around the world.


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Full of insights and very practical, this major new book by the Dalai Lama shows that self-knowledge is the key to personal development and creating positive relationships

His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, was born in 1935 in northeastern Tibet and was recognised at the age of two as the reincarnation of his predecessor, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama. The world's foremost Buddhist leader, he travels extensively, speaking eloquently in favour of ecumenical understanding, kindness and compassion, respect for the environment and, above all, world peace.

General Fields

  • : 9781846040405
  • : Ebury Press
  • : Rider & Co
  • : 0.33
  • : January 2008
  • : 186mm X 134mm X 26mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-'dzin-rgya-mtsho
  • : Paperback
  • : 8-Mar
  • : en
  • : 288
  • : Popular psychology