How to Solve Our Human Problems : The Four Noble Truths
In this busy world, our experiences of happiness are fleeting and short-lived, while inner peace eludes us completely. Our negative states of mind, such as uncontrolled desire and anger, create endless problems for us (and others) and prevent us from fulfilling our deepest wishes. Buddha's popular teaching on the Four Noble Truths offers a clear and simple solution, guiding us to an oasis of boundless peace within our hearts.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 130 x 198 x 12mm | 206g
- 01 Jan 2005
- Tharpa Publications
- Ulverston, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Introduction; PARTONE - The Noble Truths: Desire; Suffering; Origins; Cessations; The Path; PART TWO - Patience: The Faults of Anger; Why We Get Angry; Learning to Accept Suffering; The Patience of Definitely Thinking about Dharma; Learning not to Retaliate; Dedication; Appendix I - Understanding the Mind; Appendix II - Past and Future Lives; Appendix III - 'Liberating Prayer' and 'Prayers for Meditation'; Appendix IV - What is Meditation?; Appendix V - 'The Kadampa Way of Life'; Glossary; Bibliography; Study Programmes of Kadampa Buddhism; Index
"A profound illumination of our human experience and our potential for deep inner freedom." Arturo Sanchez, Professor, Columbia University "This insightful book offers peace of mind in these troubled times. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking happiness or greater meaning in their lives." Thomas Mitchell, Professor/Author, Indiana University 'This book offers peace of mind in these troubled times' - Publishing News 'Geshe Kelsang Gyatso' has a unique gift for addressing everyday difficulties' - American Library Association Booklist 'Explains how the teachings of Buddha can help us all.' - The Bookseller 'Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's insights are penetrating and his illustrations compelling' - Publisher's Weekly
About Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism who has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society. He is the author of 22 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has founded over 1200 Kadampa Buddhist centres and groups throughout the world.