The Dhammapada for Awakening: A Commentary on Buddha's Practical Wisdom

The Dhammapada for Awakening A Commentary on Buddha s Practical Wisdom Bringing a refreshing and timely perspective to ancient wisdom and showing seekers of inner peace how they can effectively lead a spiritual life in the modern world The Dhammapada for Awakening A Com

  • Title: The Dhammapada for Awakening: A Commentary on Buddha's Practical Wisdom
  • Author: George Burke
  • ISBN: 9781496912725
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bringing a refreshing and timely perspective to ancient wisdom and showing seekers of inner peace how they can effectively lead a spiritual life in the modern world, The Dhammapada for Awakening A Commentary on the Buddha s Practical Wisdom by Abbot George Burke Swami Nirmalananda Giri is the first of a series of new books from Light of the Spirit Monastery in Cedar CreBringing a refreshing and timely perspective to ancient wisdom and showing seekers of inner peace how they can effectively lead a spiritual life in the modern world, The Dhammapada for Awakening A Commentary on the Buddha s Practical Wisdom by Abbot George Burke Swami Nirmalananda Giri is the first of a series of new books from Light of the Spirit Monastery in Cedar Crest, New Mexico.The Dhammapada for Awakening explores the Buddha s answers to the urgent questions, such as How can I find find lasting peace, happiness and fulfillment that seems so elusive and What can I do to avoid many of the miseries big and small that afflict all of us Drawing on the proven wisdom of different ancient traditions, and the contemporary masters of spiritual life, as well as his own studies and first hand knowledge of the mystical traditions of East and West, to Abbot George illumines the practical wisdom of Buddha in the Dhammapada and importantly, and make thatmakes that teaching relevant to present day spiritual seekers The Dhammapada is the first collection of Gautama Buddha s practical teachings for those seeking Nirvana, compiled only three months after his passing away by his enlightened disciples, who named it Dhammapada The Way of Dharma It is a distillation of forty five years of the Buddha s teaching Abbot George says of the Dhammapada, Over and over in the teachings of Buddha we find that he is giving us only that which can be applied in our daily lives in order to fit ourselves for freedom from all that binds us In The Dhammapada for Awakening the reader will learn An esoteric understanding of the mind and how to deal with it How we create our destinies by our thoughts and actions, and how we can use that knowledge to shape a better present and future for ourselves What are the obstacles to reaching our full potential, and how we can avoid them.Whether a person is Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, simply spiritual, or merely discontent with the status quo of their lives, the universal spiritual principles in The Dhammapada for Awakening will prove helpful in empowering seekers to tread the path to Freedom, that they may become finders.

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    1. In this compelling book, Abbot George Burke brings his considerable knowledge and background in Christian teachings and the Vedic tradition to convey a practical understanding of the teachings of the Buddha.Having come originally from a Christian background and adopting Vedanta as my path, I appreciate the parallels and comparisons he draws to the Bhagavad Gita and the Holy Bible. Not surprisingly there are many similar or even identical teachings with the Bhagavad Gita since Buddha himself grew [...]

    2. This book is truly helpful for spiritual aspirants, helping them stand on their own feet by teaching the principles of independence and responsibility. With examples from modern practitioners of inner life, the author makes the reader understand that the principles written about still apply, and can still be effective.I find the author's commentary on Buddha's teaching to be thoroughly practical, rather than academic. For those who wish to wish to lead a spiritual life that produces results, thi [...]

    3. I’m not a fan of labels, but the best description of this review is of a “Christian” reviewing a “Buddhist” book. This is a timely book that coincided with my reading of TANTRIC COCONUTS. That book was a work of fiction with a life-teaching lesson that illuminated my eyes to this: a person can deepen their Christian practice by also following the teachings of the Buddha. To some, this is sacrilege. To the open and willing, there is amazement and transformation.While many Buddhist Chris [...]

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