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Modern Buddhism: The Path of Compassion and Wisdom - Volume 1 Sutra [Kindle Edition]

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
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Introduction and Encouragement

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 practicing 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 practice the advice in this book, eventually your problems caused by anger, attachment and ignorance will cease.

Volume 1 Sutra explains how to practise basic Buddhist compassion and wisdom in daily life. Covering topics such as What is Buddhism?, Buddhist Faith, The Preciousness of our Human Life, What does our Death Mean?, What is Karma?, The Four Noble Truths & Training in Love and Compassion, this volume shows how we can transform our lives, improve our relationships with others and look behind appearances to see the way things really are.

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.”

About the Author

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was ordained as a Buddhist monk in Tibet at the age of eight. He is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Living in the West since 1977, he is the author of 21 highly acclaimed books that reveal the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment, including Buddha’s Sutra and Tantra teachings. He has also founded over 1,100 Kadampa Meditation Centers and groups around the world.

Library Journal Review

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso “is a prolific and respected author,” according to Library Journal, and in Modern Buddhism, “he again presents the thought of the Buddha in an especially accessible manner.” Library Journal calls Gyatso’s 21st book “elegantly stated” and “a delight.”

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 569 KB
  • Print Length: 120 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Tharpa Publications (April 16 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars buddhism Dec 29 2013
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love this topic alot ,its so much knowledge,l am truely grateful to have this ebook,l will read it over and over
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 14 2014
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good read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars June 1 2015
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Amazing for someone new to Buddhism
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read it. Oct. 2 2014
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Really good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ancient wisdom, Modern guide July 6 2011
By Wisdom Moon - Published on
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This is a very beautiful and practical book explaining how we can learn to be happy all the time. In three volumes, it explains the whole Buddhist path to enlightenment. Geshe Kelsang begins by explaining why we need to practise Buddha's teachings - although we want to be happy all the time, we don't know how to do this and we are continually destroying our happiness by developing negative states of mind ('delusions') such as anger, attachment and ignorance. He goes on to show how happiness comes from inner peace, and how a peaceful mind can only be achieved by controlling and finally eliminating our delusions by practising Buddha's teachings on developing wisdom and compassion.

It's very kind of Geshe Kelsang to allow this book to be made available free of charge considering the wealth of wisdom that is contained within it - read it, practise it, and watch your problems vanish.
50 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Buddhism for beginners and experienced practitioners July 11 2011
By Jenny - Published on
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I've had the paper copy for a while and now have the free eBook version, which is very beneficial for myself and others. I treasure Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's teachings and am amazed (but not surprised) that he is offering this book for free so that countless living beings may benefit from the pure Dharma within it. I have many of his books and find the teachings in Modern Buddhism to be consistent with his other books, but there are some subtle, beneficial differences in this book that are not in any of his other books. In his books, he seems to be relating to people of the current time. He seems to constantly hone and clarify the teachings so that they are easy for modern people to read, understand, and put into practice. Because the eBook is free, I have found it to be very easy to "give" to others who might not otherwise have access to the book. Many people I know have found this book extremely helpful in their daily lives. I highly recommend it and rejoice that it is free for everyone.
48 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent Aug. 6 2011
By Valentina - Published on
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These three volumes are a gift to humanity. Geshe states they are to be distributed free. shame on Amazon for charging even minimally for volume one. they are ALL free from other e-book distributors.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read Jan. 11 2012
By Zenith - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
These books are amazing. It's almost as if he's holding your hand and guiding you through the path of wisdom and compassion. It's written for the beginner ("The Path of a Person of Initial Scope") as well as the experienced ("Middling Scope" and "Great Scope"). Very practical.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful to everyone Nov. 9 2011
By Jeannine Elliott - Published on
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I own both the ebook and the paperback versions of this book and I find that each time I read it I get a little something more out of it. The best thing is if you know nothing about Buddhism this book is helpful and if you've been studying Buddhism for 20yrs it's also helpful. Everything you need to know about Buddhism and how to put it into practice in your day to day life is in here. Read and enjoy.
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