Modern Buddhism: The Path of Compassion and Wisdom: Volume 1 Sutra

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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Modern Buddhism: The Path of Compassion and Wisdom: Volume 1 Sutra

Modern Buddhism: The Path of Compassion and Wisdom: Volume 1 Sutra By Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Modern Buddhism The Path of Compassion and Wisdom Volume Sutra Modern Buddhism reveals how all aspects of Buddhism from the most basic to the most profound can be applied practically to solve our daily problems and experience deeper inner peace and happiness

  • Title: Modern Buddhism: The Path of Compassion and Wisdom: Volume 1 Sutra
  • Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
  • ISBN: 9781906665074
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback
  • Modern Buddhism: The Path of Compassion and Wisdom: Volume 1 Sutra By Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Modern Buddhism reveals how all aspects of Buddhism from the most basic to the most profound can be applied practically to solve our daily problems and experience deeper inner peace and happiness.
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    1. Melissa on said:

      Barely managed to finish skimming it A lot of people apperently found it immensely helpful but I found it pretentious and repetitive, as though he was trying to add length Chapter two was just depressing, not that it made me depressed so much as annoyed to the point I needed to look at Huston Smith s World Religions to remind me why I like Buddhism and its happy compassionate nature, I mean you look at the Dalai Lama he s always smiling, but that chapter went on about suffering through life ad n [...]

    2. Joon Ho on said:

      The book is titled Modern Buddhism as according to the author presentation of Dharmais designed especially for the people of the modern world Book I covers Sutra , 2 Tantra and 3 Prayers for Daily Practice My main issues with this book are 1 The author does cover some fundamental doctrines in Buddhism but it is not often explicitly stated so and to one new to Buddhism it is difficult to separate doctrine from the author s opinion For example concepts like the three marks of existence impermenanc [...]

    3. Chrislene Lombard on said:

      What I liked about this book was that it was free and on Buddhism I think that s all that I liked about it I was confused reading this the majority of the time I couldn t even finish it The fluidity of the book was like a hurricane There was no water, all wind I wish I could give some examples but since I really didn t like this book, it was hard for me to focus.Since I am somewhat new to Buddhism, I was looking for a book that gave me a clear sense of the principles Many of the examples given i [...]

    4. Sue on said:

      I found parts of this book tedious and some parts very enlightening When the book got deeper into the , let s go with supernatural, beliefs l was unable to relate with what the author was trying to say I don t honestly believe in reincarnation or samsara, but when l got into the sections about meditation and how to achieve enlightenment, l found this book to be pretty interesting I know l need inner peace and l am also desperately trying to shake off my very Western materialism and l find buddh [...]

    5. Andrew on said:

      This is an introduction to Buddhism which outlines many of the philosophical ideas behind the religion Whilst there is much repetition throughout the book, I think it would need to be re read a number of times to really grasp the concepts.

    6. Monster on said:

      Emptiness is the way things really are It is the way things exist as opposed to the way they appear I did not like this book, and I will never read it again I merely loved the style it was written in, and the way it describes the feelings we sink into and feel.

    7. Debbie on said:

      This is a book that needs to be read and reread to truly understand it.

    8. Bernie Gourley on said:

      This is the first book in a three volume overview of Buddhism that is available for free or for the minimum Kindle book price on The book is written by a Tibetan Buddhist scholar monk, and, therefore, emphasizes the Mahayana approach and specifically that of the Gelug school I m a neophyte, but I don t think this book goes into so much detail as to be controversial among Tibetan Mahayana Buddhists, but if you are thinking you ll learn about, say, Zen or Theravadan Vipassana, not so much The them [...]

    9. Michael on said:

      Another freebie from Kindle I did not read this whole book Being at the beginning of my studies of Buddhism and mindfulness, I can already tell that the Tibetan strand is not going to be for me Don t get me wrong I love me some Tibetans I admire their great emphasis on compassion, and I love how prolific their teachers are with regard to writing, websites, Buddhist centers where one can take classes, etc Great people But, there is just too much religion in their interpretation Too many spirits a [...]

    10. Mar on said:

      this book makes the practicality and application of buddhism into life simple and clear before reading this book, i thought buddhism was all about the time when you are on the cushion and meditating, but it is clear that we can bring the meditation into everything we experience with compassion, or wisdom through putting these teachings into practice, it is clear that it is such a good way to make my life meaningful with joy and inspiration i see a lot of reviews about the described suffering, bu [...]

    11. Lisa Aguilera on said:

      I m seeing a lot of correlation on perception and awareness between this book and Power vs Force The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior Interesting how whenever you read a couple books there seems to be an underlying correlation between them Very philosophical.

    12. Stevie on said:

      This book was my introduction to Buddhism I was astonished by the powerful imagery conjured in my mind through the words of the author this book began a journey for me, however, it served as a catalyst for further enquiry and away from the dogmatic approach to Buddhism presented by the author, this does not diminish the fact that this book had a huge impact in the direction of my life.

    13. Emma Georgeosn on said:

      A great introduction to Buddhist beliefs I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and found it very insightful Although I didn t agree with all the ideas many did resonate with me and I will endeavour to use some of this wisdom is my own life.

    14. Alice on said:

      I would not recommend this book to whom is starting looking into Buddhism Buddhism can be a soft, compassionate spiritual practise that helps in dealing with trauma and daily challenges in an open, loving way In this book on the contrary, Buddhism is presented as a religion and faith that have to be followed with determination and commitment In this sense, this is a book written for people who are already practising in order to obtain Nirvana Also, it gets very deep into abstract concepts like e [...]

    15. Edward Kimble on said:

      Okay, let me get this straight My existence is an illusion as apparently are the existences everyone else who read this book and yet we reincarnate for many lifetimes until we finally understand that our existence is an illusion Hmmm In logic, if an assumption is incorrect, the conclusion will be incorrect Garbage in, garbage out The mechanical deconstruction of self into non existent, mind you components of body and mind leaves out a few essentials, such a life and DNA So I m not yet convinced [...]

    16. Naomi on said:

      Sigh I wanted to like this book, but no Very repetitive, and difficult for a secular person to appreciate what the underlying messages are aka compassion and wisdom, rather than the fear of becoming a hellbeing and the inherent meaningless and emptiness of all things I ve been introduced to Buddhism before, and I don t believe that this interpretation is its modern incarnation, as it were.

    17. Richard Raw on said:

      A great summary of modern BuddhismThis is a very good summary of modern Buddhism from a Tibetan perspective A very good and useful read I d recommended this as a basic introduction.

    18. Diana on said:

      A great introduction into Buddhism with a modern applicable ways to approach the practice of emptiness I like how the author approached the idea that everything in this world is a mere phenomenon so we should not invest our attention any deeper then the attention we put into the things we see in our dreams.

    19. Joel on said:

      It s hard to give a mediocre rating to a free book on Buddhism but three stars seems appropriate I ve had a passing interest in Buddhism for years and this book served as an acceptable refresher As some other reviews have noted, Modern Buddhism spent an inordinate amount of time focusing on suffering and went into historical lore tangents that were hard to piece together into a cohesive story Nonetheless, there are positive aspects to Gyatso s book.Buddhism seems to focus on inner peace and brin [...]

    20. Jenny on said:

      This complex book introduces the subject of Buddhism in a thorough and interesting manner By complex I mean the concepts that the author speaks about may be a little difficult to grasp for the beginner novice learner to the subject, notably the ideas of emptiness and enlightenment It is a very deep book.The notion of emptiness is pronounced towards the end of the book when Gyatso urges us to meditate on the emptiness of all phenomena He is saying that enlightenment will be achieved via intense [...]

    21. Corey Thibodeaux on said:

      I couldn t get through it On the surface, the teachings of avoiding material attachment and cultivating your soul were nice I ve studied Buddhism and it has some worthy lessons But the whole talk of you will never feel pain again if you do this and to never put your values in something that won t survive the ravages of time didn t sit well with me.They used an example of a car If my car gets dinged or scratched, I won t cry about it I agree with this book on that But if I my car breaks down all [...]

    22. Michael Marsh on said:

      Disclaimer I didn t finish it.The general message of this book seems to be, you re doomed to all kinds of supernatural unpleasantries after death if you don t follow the one true way, and will be blessed with enlightenment and wisdom after death if you do I would imagine after finishing the whole thing, one would have to double check to make sure Buddhism wasn t an Abrahamic religion.Pick up Mindfulness in Plain English instead if you want relevant, non dogmatic, and actionable spiritual advice. [...]

    23. George Tinix on said:

      The teachings presented in this book are methodsScientists to improve our nature and qualitiesThrough the development of the mind In the lastYears, our knowledge of modern technologies hasConsiderably increased and, as a result, we haveWitnessed remarkable material progress But nevertheless,The happiness of the human being has not increasedSame way Today there are no fewer sufferings nor lessMisfortunes in the world, it could even be said that nowWe have problems and there are dangers than eve [...]

    24. Emma on said:

      This book does seem to have sparked a change in me, I ve always been aware of all the subjects discussed and Buddhism seems like a positive lifestyle to me but not until now have I started to feel a benefit simply by reading on a subject I am surprised to feel this way because at the time the book felt a bit mystical and like speaking to a stubborn person The text seemed to labour the same points but somehow gently developed my understanding of the logic it was trying to communicate It also heav [...]

    25. Hal Brodsky on said:

      This is probably the simplest, most straight forward approach to the philosophy of Buddhism that I have found If you are truly curious about the popular religion and would like to read about it as written by a Buddhist, this may be the book to read.Simply written, this book shows the steps one might follow to achieve Nirvana, along with philosophical proofs explaining some of the accessible tenants of this religion.This is not however a Do it yourself book on becoming a Buddhist To become a Bud [...]

    26. Sherry on said:

      This is a summary of Buddhism, the first of 3 volumes It s simply stated and I got a slightly different understanding of the religion The writer goes through the basic tenants, specifically the six perfections and the practice of emptiness Emptiness is difficult from a western perspective, and I realized as I read that I associate the word empty with loneliness and sadness However the concept of flow, or oneness, or Tillich s ground of all being, is much easier for me to grasp I think I might ca [...]

    27. Tumchenmamentumlein on said:

      Free ebook sent to me by Atisha Meditation Center in Lausanne, months ago This is the first English book that i read, the language is very simple I understand almost everything, what a surprise This book discusses the theory of Buddhist thought, practice, topics for meditation to attain enlightenment, inner and perpetual peace.17.11.14I am started to read it a second time in german because the times are very hard and I need interior peace I find it s very helpful and it s give me the peace that [...]

    28. Alonzo on said:

      This is a good overview and practical manual for learning to walk the Buddhist path It s similar to Words of My Perfect Teacher, but this has actual examples of meditations to use in daily practice It is Volume 1 of 3, all of which were free on at the time I got my copy If you are even a little interested in Buddhism in general, and or Tibetan Buddhism in particular esp as it has evolved in our time and in the West , this is an excellent place to start It covers several levels, which I have onl [...]

    29. Doug Walsh on said:

      There s not much to say that hasn t been said about this book here on I ll only add that all of the reviews, from the 1 star takedowns to the 5 star praises, are appropriate There are parts of this book that seem preachy, parts that are informative and helpful and educational, and parts that will make all but the most dedicated Buddhist practitioner turned metaphysicist go cross eyed I rarely maybe once every few years stop reading a book I begin I finished this one, but only after resorting to [...]

    30. Martin Heywood on said:

      Badly written manual by the leader of a cult who pesents himself as a living buddha, encouraging his followers to entrust their enlightenment to him for all their future lifetimes and never to leave in which case they will incur incredibly bad karma All the usual cult stuff applies sex scandals, high degree of emotional and financial manipulation, ostracization of anyone who questions cult leader etc etc.

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