Reflections on Truth and Illusion
Ven. Thubten Gyatso
Republished as an ebook by the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
LYWA brings you Dharma from a Western perspective in this new ebook version of Venerable Adrian Feldmann (Thubten Gyatso)'s The Perfect Mirror - Reflections on Truth and Illusion.
When Adrian Feldmann, an Australian doctor, discovered Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal in the 1970s, he began a journey that culminated in him becoming a Buddhist monk (Ven. Thubten Gyatso)—the one thing he was sure he didn't want to be at the outset.
In these short, profound articles, Venerable Gyatso explains the principal teachings of the Buddha and reflects on the search for a truthful way of life, the pursuit of happiness, birth, death, love, friendship, sex, marriage, and raising children. Written from the ancient Buddhist country of Mongolia where Venerable Gyatso was teaching, these pithy reflections explore how we can turn the pursuit of happiness into a lived philosophy. Peppered throughout are entertaining and astounding true stories from Venerable Gyatso's life—whether from the Mongolian steppes or in the Australian suburbs—stories of ghosts in the Nepalese mountains, the mysterious appearance of western-style breakfasts in a remote monastery in the Himalayas, and how his first parachute jump was excellent preparation for realizing the sky-like nature of the "emptiness" of all things.
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