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How to See Yourself as You Really are Hardcover – 4 Jan 2007

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Rider & Co (4 Jan. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846040396
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846040399
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2.9 x 18.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 460,131 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A symbol of serenity, a spiritual leader second only to the Pope" (Independent) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Dalai Lama is the most influential person in the world --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Before reading this book, I read some of the Dalai Lama's other works, namely 'The Art of Happiness' and the compact 'Book of Wisdom'. The content in this book is somewhat more complex and may lose some readers due to its harder-going nature. However, it's hardly a challenge; it just may be hard to tune in to, especially if you're a light reader.

There are some useful tips and pieces of wisdom in this book, which is to be expected as it's written by a man who may be amongst the wisest on the planet. I don't think that this is the best Dalai Lama book, though. I'd like to say that that title rests with 'The Art of Happiness'. Therefore, if you haven't read 'The Art of Happiness', I'd suggest that before reading this. However, this isn't exactly a bad read - it's just inferior in my opinion to the other mentioned book.

Overall, though, a great book - definitely worth investing in.
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By Runeweaver VINE VOICE on 14 Aug. 2008
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after reading this book,i cant say i see myself any different than before,but i did learn new ways to see things around me,and by seeing them differently than before i can control myself far better,not getting so annoyed at stupid things at work,so give it a try it might help you.
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I was worried that this book may be a bit deep, but it is easy to follow. the principles are laid out in an easy to follow fashion too. I found the principles very comforting at a time of stress and family illness. our interpretation of events are often very exaggerated - and when we look at life from a different perspective, it is easier to see things more positively.
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The text of this book upon meditation is unusually simple to follow and enjoy..
either to use as a discipline, or to `dip into` to catch oneself back from the mind`s urges to run away with one..
Very accessible for the lay-person and uncluttered by any dogma.
Well worth it, by any standards, imho.
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This book may help you find a deeper understanding into your life, and to better yourself. It gives you insight to the basic steps of meditation.
His Holiness gives you guidance on how to practise compassion and mental calm.
How to live a meaningful life. The Dalai Lama's Book may get a bit on the heavy side
But read it to the end, it may help you to understand the way Buddhists see life.
Amazing to read. A big up for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
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... and so demanding of your attention. An essential for anyone who is trying to understand "emptiness"/ or who (like myself) thought I did understand the essence of "emptiness". I can't rate it highly enough.
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Be well warned ; this little book is , @ times , very hard going ( progressivly with each chapter ). However , there is a very good reason for this : the teachings a given very succinctly and they are/appear to be rather profound explainations of extremly important buddhist concepts .
That said , this book has proven to be of great help to my understanding of impermanence and the role thought plays in our view of reality . After reading this book i feel i understand a few others much better ; i now "know" one meaning of what , previously , opaque comments were intended to convey .
Highly recomended .
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I had to put it down a lot and read in small segments as it's quite full of Buddhist jargon and repeats itself a l bit to reinforce core ideas. That's fine, but just be prepared to take it slow. Some ideas presented are certainly logical but are hard to get your head around at first. Enjoyed the read as this book too exudes the Dalai lama's jovial writing style....:)
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