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4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5 4.60 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama Narrator: Ken McLeod Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2001 ISBN:
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Each of us struggles with the existential questions of meaning, purpose, and responsibility. In The Meaning of Life, the Dalai Lama examines these questions from the Buddhist perspective, skillfully guiding us to a clearer understanding which can liberate us from the prison of selfishness and suffering. The Dalai Lama bases his explanations on the Buddha's teachings of dependent arising, showing how every aspect of our suffering - unhappiness, pain, even old age and death - is ultimately rooted in our misunderstanding of our true nature.





Through detailed discussion and lively questions and answers, the teachings of The Meaning of Life address the myriad challenges we meet daily - dealing with aggression from both within and without, facing illness and helping someone who is dying, expanding our capacity to feel love for all beings, and reconciling personal responsibility with the doctrine of selflessness - all suffused with the Dalai Lama's incomparable intelligence, wit, and kindness.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sabio | 9/2/2013

    " As always, very solid ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan | 8/21/2008

    " basic buddhist beliefs explained by the dalai lama "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 1/9/2008

    " Is the Dalai Lama really a Tibetan gang leader with secret nazi sympathies? Google it and wonder. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 5/20/2005

    " Re-reading this one for its great explanation of the links of cyclical existence, and how dependent origination is the same as impermanence. Plus HH is a pretty funny guy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shephali Gupta | 3/23/2002

    " First book out of grad school. What did I get from it: Compassion not anger. "

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