The Intelligent Heart: A Guide to the Compassionate Life by Dzigar Kongtrül III

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Read The Intelligent Heart: A Guide to the Compassionate Life Online Free - Practical instruction in a Tibetan Buddhist method for developing radical compassion--from a contemporary master with a gift for making the ancient teachings speak to modern hearts.

Dzigar Kongtrül's lively and accessible presentation of the Tibetan training method known as lojong (mind training) focuses on what he considers the heart of that practice: tonglen, the practice of exchanging self for other, for taking in others' pain and suffering and sending out kindness, ease, and consolation. It's a powerful method for developing compassion of the most tranformative kind, and its supreme expression is found in the classic text The Great Path of Awakening by Jamgon Kongtrül. This book is Dzigar Kongtrül's commentary on that beloved text, based on a series of talks he gave on it. It includes his fresh translation of the Great Path, and it is full of his characteristic humor as well as his skill in translating esoteric concepts into terms that not only are easily understood but that speak directly to the heart.

Title : The Intelligent Heart: A Guide to the Compassionate Life
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ISBN : 1611801788
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 248 pages


Kate rated it ★★★★★

November 22, 2016

This is my 3rd text on the lojong teachings and in my opinion, this is by far the text that drives the nail home the hardest: give up your self-importance if you want to move forward on the path. As a hard -headed practitioner myself, who needs to be told this message repeatedly to put it into ac...

Scott rated it ★★★★★

December 28, 2017

Great overview of Buddhist principles applicable to contemporary Western contexts. Clear. Concise. Insightful. A helpful guide.

Roben rated it ★★★★☆

July 04, 2016

Thank you, John Evans of Lemuria Books for suggesting Dzigar Kongtrul. The Intelligent Heart is conversational in style and so readable. For me this premise is a precise explanation of b0dhisattva wisdom..a magnificent explanation of what it means to clear one's heart.

Markus rated it ★★★★★

January 10, 2017

I have finally begun to understand the bodhisattva vow after reading this book. This is a searingly insightful analysis of how humans continually choose self-importance over a life of compassion, service, and selflessness. The self that is just a mental construct BTW.

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