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From Here to Enlightenment

By: Guy Newland - editor and translator,His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
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When the Dalai Lama was forced to go into exile in 1959, he could take only a few items with him. Among these cherished belongings was his copy of Tsong-kha-pa’s classic text The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. This text distills all of the essential points of Tibetan Buddhism, clearly unfolding the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment. In 2008, celebrating the long-awaited completion of the English-language translation of The Great Treatise, the Dalai Lama gave a historic six-day teaching at Lehigh University to explain the meaning of this classic text and to underscore its importance. It is the longest teaching that he has ever given to Westerners on just one text, and Westerners have never before had the opportunity to receive such a complete teaching that encompasses the totality of the Buddhist path from the Dalai Lama. From Here to Enlightenment makes the teachings from this momentous event available for a wider audience.

©2012 The Dalai Lama Trust (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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while I found this interesting and obviously chose to read/listen to it. I often found the philosophy/theology/ideology in conflict with what I believe to be the truth. However, it is still a good read and well-presented.
So, while I think this is a good read, I felt the teachings/practices are somewhat restrictive. This is because you have to view it in relation to Vajriana Buddhist ideology (which he ascertains is superior of course). While he recognises other religions etc, it is obviously biased in its recommendations and views.
I believe it is good to be a bit more eclectic and review/research other ideologies/theologies to establish one's understanding of 42! - (life the universe and everything), so give it consideration and add it to your research!

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