My Spiritual Journey

My Spiritual Journey

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ISBN-13: 9780062018090
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/04/2011
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 265,269
Product dimensions: 5.32(w) x 8.06(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

His Holiness The Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of Tibet and head of their government-in-exile. Since 1959, His Holiness has received over eighty-four awards and honorary doctorates, including the Nobel Peace Prize and the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his message of peace, nonviolence, interreligious understanding, and compassion.


Sofia Stril-Rever is a Sanskrit expert and an interpreter for the Dalai Lama. She received training from a traditional Indian pandit and a Tibetan lama in the monastery of Kirti (Dharamsala). She translated and published a collection titled Kalachakra Buddhist Scriptures and cofounded the website www.buddhaline.net.

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My Spiritual Journey 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
bldens More than 1 year ago
I may be of Western thought but this is a vital read. It made me think of Saint Teresa, of Ghandi, of others from scripture and history. Selflessness is defined; compassion is his call to the world, and the whole world needs it. The book will uplift you as it indermines your beliefs; it will make you smile at your enemies and cherish your friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
am a high school student who was a little skeptical at first about my choice to research the Dalai Lama. Once I started reading the book, my whole view changed. I love the way the book is written and I found it very interesting. It did not bore me with irrelevant facts and everything flowed together really well. It includes things that catch your attention while also informing you in a way that makes you eager to learn more. It is intriguing to see things from the Dalai Lama's point of view and learn about his way of life. It also talks about the history of the dalai lamas and the effect they have on people's lives. My personal favorite part of the book is the reincarnations and how the next dalai lama is chosen. It is really captivating when he tells us the story of how he became the new dalai lama and that each dalai lama is the reincarnation of the previous one. Reincarnate children can pick out the items that belonged to the previous leader and recite sacred texts that they have never heard before. I think this is truly baffling and to witness this in person would be surreal and a great honor. This book has definitely changed my perspective and opened my eyes to many things. The Dalai Lama tells of every personal thing that has happened in his life and this book made it feel like he was actually talking to me. I think this book really shows you what kind of person he is and makes you feel close to him. The Dalai Lama seems like such an incredible man who I hope I have the chance to meet someday.
AuntieClio on LibraryThing 2 days ago
Here is another book I really wanted to like. Rather than the straightforward biography I was expecting, I found an almost sycophantic collection of quotes from the Dalai Lama¿s speeches and interviews shaped to tell the story Stril-Rever wanted to tell. Near the end I started skipping because it had become so repetitive. I would have been better off buying something His Holiness had actually written, or one of the many biographies already on the market.
naveensreedevan 12 days ago
Dalai Lama should change the title of book as my fatal mission to india. His foolishness dalai lama is influenced by cia. it is very evident. he feared chinese govt wants to arret him so he fled. there s no truth in that. in any case why to India why did he not move to a more religious place like Bhutan. ethnically also they have some commn roots. In any case Dalai lama is foolish. You may have wisdom but if you got no courage to face your adversaries , then you are not a leader but a destroyer of your kingdom. CIA CONEXION: In fact I was not surprised to see the usual suspects( trojan horses) visiting tibet -hollywood stars. the same kind were used by CIA/D.C. TO TAKE down the mexican/columbia drug lords. for obvious reason. read about hollywod star sean penn and is friendship with escobar etc. how he waS used to uncover their hideouts by cia. in fact dalai lama should relocate to tIbet or go to bhutan so he can VIEW his mountain home -better view. pana vision. I WOULD DO THAT. earth is flat but not bhuta/tibet. nice moutnains and hills valleys.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am unable to get the Dalai Lamas biography on the Nook...so I take bits and pieces from his writings to piece together his life. This book chronicles his spiritual journey...it is truly magnificent.
Jailene_C More than 1 year ago
I am a sophomore in high school and have recently done a research project. I was able to pick a book as one of my sources and I ultimately chose this book. Although I was skeptical about the book at first, it ended up being a good read. The book was able to provide me with enough information to give a clear view of who the Dalai Lama truly is. With all odds up against him, the Dalai Lama continues to send a message of universal compassion. What I enjoyed best of the book is how it gave me detailed insight of what the Dalai Lama has devoted himself to and how he will continue to do so. I would defiantly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the back story of the Dalai Lama and or is interested in a good read.
Jailene_C More than 1 year ago
I am a sophomore in high school and have recently done a research project. I was able to pick a book as one of my sources and I ultimately chose this book. Although I was skeptical about the book at first, it ended up being a good read. The book was able to provide me with enough information to give a clear view of who the Dalai Lama truly is. With all odds up against him, the Dalai Lama continues to send a message of universal compassion. What I enjoyed best of the book is how it gave me detailed insight of what the Dalai Lama has devoted himself to and how he will continue to do so. I would defiantly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the back story of the Dalai Lama and or is interested in a good read.
Jailene_C More than 1 year ago
I am a sophomore in high school and have recently done a research project. I was able to pick a book as one of my sources and I ultimately chose this book. Although I was skeptical about the book at first, it ended up being a good read. The book was able to provide me with enough information to give a clear view of who the Dalai Lama truly is. With all odds up against him, the Dalai Lama continues to send a message of universal compassion. What I enjoyed best of the book is how it gave me detailed insight of what the Dalai Lama has devoted himself to and how he will continue to do so. I would defiantly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the back story of the Dalai Lama and or is interested in a good read.
Jailene_C More than 1 year ago
I am a sophomore in high school and have recently done a research project. I was able to pick a book as one of my sources and I ultimately chose this book. Although I was skeptical about the book at first, it ended up being a good read. The book was able to provide me with enough information to give a clear view of who the Dalai Lama truly is. With all odds up against him, the Dalai Lama continues to send a message of universal compassion. What I enjoyed best of the book is how it gave me detailed insight of what the Dalai Lama has devoted himself to and how he will continue to do so. I would defiantly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the back story of the Dalai Lama and or is interested in a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school student who was a little skeptical at first about my choice to research the Dalai Lama. Once I started reading the book, my whole view changed. I love the way the book is written and I found it very interesting. It did not bore me with irrelevant facts and everything flowed together really well. It includes things that catch your attention while also informing you in a way that makes you eager to learn more. It is intriguing to see things from the Dalai Lama's point of view and learn about his way of life. My personal favorite part of the book is the reincarnations and how the next dalai lama is chosen. It is really captivating when he tells us the story of how he became the new dalai lama and that each dalai lama is the reincarnation of the previous one. Reincarnate children can pick out the items that belonged to the previous leader and recite sacred texts that they have never heard before. I think this is truly baffling and to witness this in person would be surreal and a great honor. This book has definitely changed my perspective and opened my eyes to many things. The Dalai Lama tells of every personal thing that has happened in his life and this book made it feel like he was actually talking to me.
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Donr mom has vestes
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Good book
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Follows with my fish