How Things Exist

How Things Exist[Read] ➯ How Things Exist By Thubten Zopa – Oaklandjobs.co.uk This book begins with a general talk on universal responsibility and compassion that is followed by four chapters detailing the Prasangika Madhyamaka view of emptiness or ultimate reality as taught in This book begins with a general talk on universal responsibility and compassion that is followed by four chapters detailing the Prasangika Madhyamaka view of emptiness or ultimate reality as taught in the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and how to meditate on it according to the author's personal experience. Much to think about upon completion of this book The subject of emptiness is very difficult to explain but one of the key aspects of Buddhism Lama Zopa does a good job of explaining it In a sense emptiness is like a logic problem and when it is not explained right it can get confusing However in this book you get a good sense of its meaning A good primer for someone who is interested in this subject As my understanding and depth of study increasesat this time I am unable to verify the unbounded heart's ability to extend full unbridled compassion to all sentient beings I was unaware of the underlying precepts of the gradual school of thought and was discouraged by the descriptions of the experiences which Lama Zola Rinpoche's writings point toI must be in a distant landscape vis a vis his viewpointMore work is necessary I supposeThank you bdbmknetrgmailcom This short audiobook nicely narrated by Subhash Mandal is a collection of lectures and teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche a renowned teacher of Buddhist philosophical thought The concept of emptiness and it's connection with universal responsibility can be a very elusive thing to grasp but I plan on revisiting this and other writings on this topic to fully understand this rather fascinating idea This is a book um ok a series of ad hoc talks on dependent arisingNothing earth shattering here but then again that may be because I'm already well aware of the principle and would rather read something on how to apply that to day to day life rather than hear it explained all over again „Reality“ Reality Reality It’s taken me several decades of lived experience and nearly a decade of mindful awareness to know the Truth of what the Lama explains here Now that I do his teachings are very very clear to me Simple in fact Highly recommended for anyone with an open and receptive mind and heart I have seen emptiness explained in some really good ways but this meandering word salad isn't it Zopa also has some odd conclusions about things like human behavior that left me scratching my head Finally there was a bit too much woo for my taste magical buddhas will visit you and cure your cancerThere were a few nice ideas in here but overall I wouldn't recommend this one ShunyataEmptiness is a tough topicTeaching Emptiness is very tough especially in a book rather than face to face with a teacher The Lama did a great job too deep Five uick chapters focusing on the way we label experiences and things in the world It is argued that at the root of the world is nothingness other than what we label it to be This at least how I am reading it is both supportive of cognitive thought processes and also with slight adjustments a need to understand ourselves as subjective unconsciously driven individuals Overall a decent read and helps me to continue to feel exposed and aware of Buddhism Understanding emptiness is not easy We have lived for countless lives seeing things and phenomena in the wrong way I love this talk by Lama Zopa because of the simplicity with which he explains such a complex subject He emphasizes how being aware of it and bringing it to our daily practice is crucial for our advance on the path helping us especially when we experience problems as a tool to avoid generating negative karma