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The Meaning of Life - Buddhist Perspectives on Cause and Effect

Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama presents the basic worldview of Buddhism while offering answers to some of life's most profound and challenging questions: Why are we in this situation? Where are we going? Do our lives have any meaning? How should we live our lives? Basing his explanation on the twelve links of dependent-arising as depicted in the Buddhist image of the Wheel of Life, His Holiness vividly describes how human beings become trapped in a counterproductive prison of selfishness and suffering, and shows how to reverse the process, changing the limiting prison into a source of help and happiness for others. Suffused with the Dalai Lama's intelligence, wit, and kindness, these teachings address such issues as how to deal with aggression from within and without; how to reconcile personal responsibility with the doctrine of selflessness; how to face a terminal illness; how to help someone who is dying; how to reconcile love for family with love for all beings; and how to integrate this practice into everyday life.

The Dalai Lama presents the basic worldview of Buddhism while offering answers to some of life's most profound and challenging questions: Why are we in this situation? Where are we going? Do our lives have any meaning? How should we live our lives? Basing his explanation on the twelve links of dependent-arising as depicted in the Buddhist image of the Wheel of Life, His Holiness vividly describes how human beings become trapped in a counterproductive prison of selfishness and suffering, and shows how to reverse the process, changing the limiting prison into a source of help and happiness for others. Suffused with the Dalai Lama's intelligence, wit, and kindness, these teachings address such issues as how to deal with aggression from within and without; how to reconcile personal responsibility with the doctrine of selflessness; how to face a terminal illness; how to help someone who is dying; how to reconcile love for family with love for all beings; and how to integrate this practice into everyday life.
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Genres:

Buddhism

Description:

The Dalai Lama presents the basic worldview of Buddhism while offering answers to some of life's most profound and challenging questions: Why are we in this situation? Where are we going? Do our lives have any meaning? How should we live our lives? Basing his explanation on the twelve links of dependent-arising as depicted in the Buddhist image of the Wheel of Life, His Holiness vividly describes how human beings become trapped in a counterproductive prison of selfishness and suffering, and shows how to reverse the process, changing the limiting prison into a source of help and happiness for others. Suffused with the Dalai Lama's intelligence, wit, and kindness, these teachings address such issues as how to deal with aggression from within and without; how to reconcile personal responsibility with the doctrine of selflessness; how to face a terminal illness; how to help someone who is dying; how to reconcile love for family with love for all beings; and how to integrate this practice into everyday life.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ken McLeod

Length:

3h 29m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:08


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:39


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:52


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:39


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:17


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:13


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:25


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:27