Door to Satisfaction: The Heart Advice of a Tibetan Buddhist Master

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In Door to Satisfaction Lama Zopa Rinpoche reveals a text he discovered in a cave in the Himalayas that captures the essential point of Buddhist training. Rinpoche says, "Only when I read this text did I come to know what the practice of Dharma really means."

Without proper motivation, it does not matter what we do. Whether reciting prayers, meditating, or enduring great hardships, if our actions are devoid of good intention they will not become Dharma practice. Proper ...

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Overview

In Door to Satisfaction Lama Zopa Rinpoche reveals a text he discovered in a cave in the Himalayas that captures the essential point of Buddhist training. Rinpoche says, "Only when I read this text did I come to know what the practice of Dharma really means."

Without proper motivation, it does not matter what we do. Whether reciting prayers, meditating, or enduring great hardships, if our actions are devoid of good intention they will not become Dharma practice. Proper motivation transcends our ordinary, ephemeral desires and ultimately seeks the happiness of all living beings. "In your life," says Rinpoche, "there is nothing to do other than to work for others, to cherish others. There is nothing more important in your life than this."

This powerful, simple message applies to Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike—we all have the power to unlock our greatest potential. Open this book and open the door to a timeless path leading to wisdom and joy.

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Editorial Reviews

New Age Retailer
"Rinpoche presents basic but profound Buddhist precepts in an unusually accessible way."
Utne Reader
"A wise and inspiring teacher."
NAPRA ReVIEW
"His is truly a path with heart."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780861713103
  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications MA
  • Publication date: 7/10/2005
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,454,888
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche is the Spiritual Director of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a worldwide network of Buddhist centers, monasteries, and affiliated projects, including Wisdom Publications. Rinpoche was born in 1946 in the village of Thami in the Solo Khumbu region of Nepal near Mount Everest. His books include Transforming Problems into Happiness, How to Be Happy, and Ultimate Healing. He lives in Aptos, California.

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Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Editors' Preface ix
1 Prologue 1
2 Knowing How to Practice Dharma 13
3 Giving Up This Life 31
4 Transforming Nonvirtue into Virtue 39
5 Cutting Off Desire 53
6 Subduing the Mind 75
7 Remembering Impermanence and Death 85
8 Finding No Self to Cherish 99
9 Cherishing Others 121
10 Having No Choice but to Practice Dharma 137
11 Dedicating the Merits 147
Glossary 153
Bibliography of Works Cited 163
Suggested Further Reading 167
Index 171
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