The Path to Tranquility: Daily Meditations by the Dalai Lama

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A source of inspiration and solace for every day of the year collects words of wisdom, guidance, and responsibility from a revered religious leader and winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, treating such issues as loneliness, anger, and ignorance.

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Wouldn't it be nice to have a handy collection of highlights from the Dalai Lama's writings and teachings? Renuka Singh, a student and friend of the Dalai Lama, brings together a sampling of his words for each day of the year in The Path to Tranquility. In her selections you can sense the intimate encouragement of the student-teacher relationship. The Dalai Lama's words are not distant platitudes or profound proclamations but rather small insights and patient exhortations to keep trying. "We can deny everything except that we have the possibility of being better." "As a spiritual trainee, you must be prepared to endure the hardships of being involved in a genuine spiritual pursuit." "Nothing is more important than guarding the mind." These thoughts are germane to practical cultivation, and pondering a daily passage is a great way to keep the mind coming back to its center. Take a page from the Dalai Lama, and set yourself on the path to tranquility. --Brian Bruya

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama, religious and temporal leader of Tibet and winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, is recognized internationally as a spiritual leader and peace statesman. Forced into exile when China crushed his people's rebellion, he has traveled extensively and is well known in the West as a Buddhist monk and scholar and for his keen interest in other faiths and in science. The recipient of numerous honorary degrees and humanitarian awards, he lives in Dharamsala, India.

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