Books written by H.H. Dalai lama

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Books written by H.H. Dalai lama

Postby wangdak » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:19 pm

Hello there,

is there any list of books which were really written or edited by H.H. himself? Becase there is a lot of books by H.H. but some of them were edited or put together by different editors.
What I am looking for is real "dalailama stuff" to read. :-) Thank you in advance.


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Re: Books written by H.H. Dalai lama

Postby ratna » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:35 pm

I don't have a complete list, but Opening the Eye of New Awareness is a very nice book written by HHDL himself. A lot of the other books are transcriptions of his oral teachings. But I don't think these are less "real Dalai Lama stuff".

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Re: Books written by H.H. Dalai lama

Postby zerwe » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:30 pm

IMO, HHDL's oral teachings (often edited/translated by Thupten Jinpa) are as "real" as it gets and

also represents the bulk of what is published out there.

Shaun :anjali:

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Re: Books written by H.H. Dalai lama

Postby Lhug-Pa » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:39 pm

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Re: Books written by H.H. Dalai lama

Postby JKhedrup » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:44 am

Let's see how the thread develops. Most of HHDL's books are generally Classical Indian Mahayana in presentation, though there are many commentaries by His Holiness out there based upon the seminal works of the Gelug lineage. There are a lesser number of books like Mind in Comfort and Ease - The Vision of Enlightenment in the Great Perfection that are specifically Nyingma in inspiration. Other books could be classified as Engaged Buddhism, Inter-religious dialogue, etc.

So the same argument could be made to shift the list of his books from the Tibetan forum to the general Mahayana forum, or any other forum. Let's see how the thread develops.

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Re: Books written by H.H. Dalai lama

Postby Caz » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:55 am

HH Dalai lama is more Rime then anything, When he is universally loved by Buddhists of many sects its natural for him to present himself in a Non Partisan manner Gelug can no longer really lay claim to HH.

When I think of HH Dalai lama I think of Vajrayana in General rather then one sect in particular. :anjali:
Abandoning Dharma is, in the final analysis, disparaging the Hinayana because of the Mahayana; favoring the Hinayana on account of the Mahayana; playing off sutra against tantra; playing off the four classes of the tantras against each other; favoring one of the Tibetan schools—the Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, or Nyingma—and disparaging the rest; and so on. In other words, we abandon Dharma any time we favor our own tenets and disparage the rest.

Liberation in the Palm of your hand~Kyabje Pabongkha Rinpoche.

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Re: Books written by H.H. Dalai lama

Postby Admin_PC » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:37 am

My buddy just gave me his copy of HHDL's "Essence of the Heart Sutra".
This is the friend that got me to go to the Vietnamese TianTai temple, so he's kinda "mainstream" Mahayana, and he said the book came highly recommended to him.
Just thought I'd share.
Better start reading :)

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