How to Be Compassionate

  • by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jeffrey Hopkins Ph.D. (editor and translator)
  • Narrated by Jeffrey Hopkins Ph.D.
  • 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The surest path to true happiness lies in being intimately concerned with the welfare of others. Or, as His Holiness the Dalai Lama would say, in compassion.
In How to Be Compassionate, His Holiness reveals basic mistakes of attitude that lead us to inner turmoil, and how we can correct them to achieve a better tomorrow. He demonstrates precisely how opening our hearts and minds to other people is the best way to overcome the misguided ideas that are at the root of all our problems. He shows us how compassion can be a continuous wellspring of happiness in our own lives and how our newfound happiness can extend outward from us in ever wider and wider circles.
As we become more compassionate human beings, our friends, family, neighbors, loved ones—and even our enemies—will find themselves less frequently in the thrall of destructive emotions like anger, jealousy, and fear, prompting them to become more warmhearted, kind, and harmonious forces within their own circles. With simple language and startling clarity, His Holiness makes evident as never before that the path to global harmony begins in the hearts of individual women and men. Enlivened by personal anecdotes and intimate accounts of the Dalai Lama’s experiences as a student, thinker, political leader, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, How to Be Compassionate gives seekers of all faiths the keys to overcoming anger, hatred, and selfishness— the primary obstacles to happiness—and to becoming agents of positive transformation in our communities and the world at large.


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Being compassionate

Listening to this audio book made me realise I need to be more compassionate, really good stuff
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- Roz

A lovely book, really inspiring

This book is great - it is well reasoned and totally inspiring. Listening to this book makes me want to become a better person. The Dalai Lama is a truly wise spiritual leader, and this book is one of his best. The narrator has a great voice too, it totally complements the text. I recommend getting this book.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-03-2011
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio