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How to See Yourself as You Really are -- Paperback
How to See Yourself as You Really are -- Paperback
Publisher : Ebury Press
Published Date : 2008/01
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781846040405

BookWeb Price : MYR 53.30
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Table of Contents
 
Foreword                                           ix
Introduction: My Perspective                       1  (24)
  PART I: The Need for Insight                     25 (22)
    Laying the Ground for Insight to Grow          27 (5)
    Discovering the Source of Problems             32 (7)
    Why Understanding the Truth Is Needed          39 (8)
  PART II: How to Undermine Ignorance              47 (38)
    Feeling the Impact of Interrelatedness         49 (11)
    Appreciating the Reasoning of                  60 (7)
    Dependent-Arising
    Seeing the Interdependence of Phenomena        67 (7)
    Valuing Dependent-Arising and Emptiness        74 (11)
  PART III: Harnessing the Power of                85 (36)
  Concentration and Insight
    Focusing Your Mind                             87 (16)
    Tuning Your Mind for Meditation                103(18)
  PART IV: How to End Self-Deception               121(52)
    Meditating on Yourself First                   123(3)
    Realizing That You Do Not Exist in and of      126(11)
    Yourself
    Determining the Choices                        137(3)
    Analyzing Oneness                              140(5)
    Analyzing Difference                           145(3)
    Coming to a Conclusion                         148(8)
    Testing Your Realization                       156(8)
    Extending This Insight to What You Own         164(3)
    Balancing Calm and Insight                     167(6)
  PART V: How Persons and Things Actually Exist    173(26)
    Viewing Yourself As Like an Illusion           175(10)
    Noticing How Everything Depends on Thought     185(14)
  PART VI: Deepening Love With Insight             199(38)
    Feeling Empathy                                201(8)
    Reflecting on Impermanence                     209(14)
    Absorbing Yourself in Ultimate Love            223(14)
Appendix: Reviewing the Meditative Reflections     237(36)
Selected Readings                                  273
 

How to See Yourself As You Really Are is based on a fundamental Buddhist belief that love and insight work together to bring about enlightenment, like two wings of a bird. It provides a new perspective on the psychological problems of hurting ourselves through misguided, exaggerated notions of self, others, events and physical things. It shows how even our senses deceive us, drawing us into unwise attachments and negative actions that can only come back to haunt us in the future. Drawing on wisdom and techniques refined in Tibetan monasteries for more than a thousand years, and adopting as its structure traditional Buddhist steps of meditative reflection, How to See Yourself As You Really Are includes practical exercises and gives readers a clear path to assess their growth and personal development. The book is enlivened throughout with warm personal anecdotes and intimate accounts of the Dalai Lama's experiences as a life-long student, a meditator, a political leader and an international figure working with other Nobel Peace Laureates to address crises around the world.