I pray that everyone who reads this book may experience deep inner peace, or peace of mind, and accomplish the real meaning of human life. I particularly would like to encourage everyone to read specifically the chapter Training in Ultimate Bodhichitta. Through carefully reading and contemplating this chapter again and again with a positive mind, you will gain very profound knowledge, or wisdom, which will bring great meaning to your life.
This ebook Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes, is being distributed freely at the request of the author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The author says: 'Through reading and practising the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time.' So that these benefits can pervade the whole world, Geshe Kelsang wishes to give this ebook freely to everyone.
We would like to request you to please respect this precious Dharma book, which functions to free living beings from suffering permanently. If you continually read and practise the advice in this book, eventually your problems caused by anger, attachment and ignorance will cease.
Please enjoy this special gift from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who dedicates: "May everyone who reads this book experience deep peace of mind, and accomplish the real meaning of human life."
Modern Buddhism is perfectly suited for inspiring those seeking solutions within Buddhism to problems of everyday life, as well as for encouraging practitioners of all faiths to deepen their understanding and practice of the spiritual path.
This book reveals how to build a foundation for the spiritual path, how to progress on that path and how to complete it. With compassion and wisdom we can solve all our daily problems and accomplish the real meaning of our human life; like two wings of a bird they will enable us to reach enlightenment quickly.
The book is essentially a complete manual to enlightenment so is an in-depth book on Buddhism and meditation, but I found it very practical and inspiring. I love that it was offered as a free e-book so I can listen to it when I’m travelling etc and slowly learn more about these profound Buddhist concepts. I would recommend reading it slowly and really trying to practise the instructions. I have never read such a clear presentation of the Buddhist paths of Sutra and Tantra.
Chandra Casali Bell
Very interesting. Religion through the lense of quantum theory? My head is spinning. The book I just read does not exist.....
Not the religious type but knew a guy who was really into buddhism and I was impressed with his outlook on life so I thought I would have a read. I enjoyed the book and feel some what enlightened for the experience of having read it.
"Modern Buddhism, The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, Volume 1, Sutra" is written in a very humble, touching and loving spirit, which helps you see beyond the day to day material surface and focus on the quietly, infinitely spiritual matters of the heart, soul and mind. I would say the gentle wisdom this book has to offer is life-changing, for those who put it into practice. There are 2 more in the series. I can't wait to delve into them. :)
I have been studying the Dharma in nearly all traditions for three decades, from Nichiren through the Theravada and I can say that there is no clearer presentation of the Dharma than this author’s books.
Excellent book on Buddhism. Very useful to apply to daily life even if you are not Buddhist. They are timeless teachings, they are thousands of years old, but they serve these times we live… as if they had created them in this century.
A clear stage by stage guide to spiritual development, including both Buddhist Sutra and Tantra methods. I found it straight-forward and accessible, and particularly liked the way it made me feel confident to immediately practice it. I got the feeling that the author had real firsthand experience of what he was saying. It was free from the usual new-agey hippie-speak that just turns me right off.
I think with any type of philosophy or belief system, it is important to find what works for you. Ad is works for me! The simplicity of this book makes these concepts so accessible. I have spent a long time working through this volume as there is so much 'food for thought' that I need to take a few days to get to grips with each idea, use it and see how it changes my thinking. It is so powerful in its simplicity and has given me insight into these ancient philosophies that I have found difficult to grasp with other publications. Thank you for this book - it has given me energy and given me a taste to explore further.