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on September 12, 2013
In all my years using Amazon, I have never before rated a book. But if there ever was an occasion to do so, having read How to See Yourself As You Really Are is the time. The main subject here, and point of interest for me as a beginner in Buddhism, is the Buddhist Madhyamaka concept of emptiness, specifically within the Prasangika, or Consequence, school. Reading about, reflecting on, and incorporating the views explained by the Dalai Lama in this book, has left me in utter amazement and humbled realization of things which I never could have considered on my own, but very much find are easily becoming part of every facet of my life. The Dalai Lama's wisdom and personal experience are tangible in the pages and are extremely helpful in explaining the more difficult concepts presented. It is a privilege to have access to such profound understanding and guidance from a master. This is NOT a leisurely read and, as it has proven so for me, probably requires lots of continual review. It is so worth it and gets better each time!
If you are looking for a book that:
(1) Explains emptiness.
(2) Annihilates the the typical perceptions and conceptions of how we ( wrongly and unknowingly) view the world, ourselves, and others.
(3) Leaves you feeling totally in awe, connected to the world and universe.
(4) Carefully and in detail shows you how to see yourself as you really are and, in doing so, leaves little or no room for a selfish viewpoint to remain.
then this is book you have been waiting for.