What are the best Dalai Lama books?

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    #1The Four Noble Truths

    The Four Noble Truths

    The Four Noble Truths is written by Dalai Lama XIV, edited by Dominique Side and translated by Thupten Jinpa which includes the essential guide to some of the central Buddhist teachings based on the recent UK lectures by his holiness.

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    Anna Foster
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "I haven't finished the DVD set yet but I find it very worthwhile. I'm choosing to watch it as mindfully as I can. Having seen HH years ago in Honolulu up close in person, I was wary at a DVD. Glad to say it is very good and while nothing like being there, its far more accessible. The intro is very dry and forgettable but you can fast forward through it. Much of the talk is through his interpreter but that doesn't seem to detract much. HH's english is actually quite good but he can be difficult to understand to the western ear. I feel anyone attentive to HH's presence and work will enjoy this DVD set. It seemed quite pricy but considering the content and the possibility for real insight and transformation, the cost could end up being the best money one ever spent. "
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    #2Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of The Dalai Lama

    Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of The Dalai Lama

    Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of The Dalai Lama is an autobiography revealing the inner strength which allowed him to expertize both the mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism and the Chinese Communism. 

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    Johnny Hayes
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "Everyone has heard of the Dalai Lama, and this autobiography is perfect at giving unique insight into the multiple lives of the Dalai Lama. Even if you don't believe in reincarnation, the teachings of kindness and peace are values that transcend eras. I highly recommend it!"
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    #3Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World

    Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World

    Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World is written by Dalai Lama XIV which is a representation of all those chooses not to associate with any religious tradition, yet still, yearn for a life of spiritual fulfillment.

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    Gerald Douglas
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "This book is written by the Dalai Lama himself, so this is a very interesting and perfectly fitting result for my search. I'm extremely curious as to what he has to say and this seems like a perfect purchase for myself or a gift for someone else looking for this type of spiritual or philosophical reading material."
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    #4The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Wisdom

    The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Wisdom

    The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Wisdom is written by His Holiness Dalai Lama which offers a simple breakdown of the Dalai Lama’s teachings such as insights on daily living, inner peace, compassion and justice for all those who are troubled. 

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    Jacob Schmidt
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "I love everything the Dalai Lama said on this book. Great wisdom about life and humanity general regardless of your religious, race, beliefs and back ground. There's a reason why he is the leader of the Tibetan people. This little book is a great example why he was chosen to be a great leader in today's world. We all need his wisdom and it will give you a new perspective in life."
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    #5The Dalai Lama's Book of Transformation

    The Dalai Lama's Book of Transformation

    The Dalai Lama's Book of Transformation is written by His Holiness aiming to inspire Buddhist and non-Buddhist which includes simple meditation techniques to transform one's attitudes to trigger love, compassion, understanding, and wisdom. 

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    Terry Pierce
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "I think The Book of Transformation is one of the best book together with the Art of Happiness. If you are interested in Dalai Lama's and his practice, this book is a must read for you. Even if you are not interested in him but you need to know what he is about, you should also read this one."
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    #6The Essential Dalai Lama: His Important Teachings

    The Essential Dalai Lama: His Important Teachings

    The Essential Dalai Lama: His Important Teachings is a collection written by His Holiness bringing together the best of his writings on all aspects of life, from work to meditation. It was first published in 2005.

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    Harry Peters
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "My friend wanted me to read some of the Dalai Lama books and my favorite one is called The Essential Dalai Lama: His Important Teachings. This book compiles his thoughts on all aspects of life."
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    #7An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life

    An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life

    An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life is written by His Holiness presenting a collection of meditations designed to help readers open their hearts when dealing with others, and introduces the fundamental philosophy of Buddhism.

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    Phillip Parker
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "It's important to have compassion and sympathy for others. I know this personally, as often my job as a prison guard makes me despise people I should try to better understand. I've found much inspiration in the Dalai Lama's words in this book."
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    #8The Dalai Lama's Book of Awakening

    The Dalai Lama's Book of Awakening

    The Dalai Lama's Book of Awakening is written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama containing his thoughts on "The Four Noble Truths" which is the foundation of Buddhist teachings. It will also teach you on how to deal with suffering. 

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    Linda Hudson
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "I found this book to be an uplifting and informative read. I gave it to my daughter as a birthday gift. She is studying Buddhism. I found some interesting parallels to Eckhard Tolle. Delivery from Amazon was very fast."
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    #9The Dalai Lama: Foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama

    The Dalai Lama: Foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama

    The Dalai Lama: Foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama is a work of art by Demi which pays tribute to the Dalai Lama XIV's remarkable life. This includes a foreword by The Dalai Lama His Holiness. 

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    Dennis Payne
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "There are so many books on the Dalai Lama, it's hard to pick one. The Dalai Lama: Foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama is one of the greatest because it's concise without too much fluff."
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    #10The Dalai Lama's Book of Love and Compassion

    The Dalai Lama's Book of Love and Compassion

    The Dalai Lama's Book of Love and Compassion is written by His Holiness intended to Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike which simply addresses the concerns of modern life, from advice on how to love more fully to the importance of compassion. 

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    Devansh Jindal
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "I tried reading The Dalai Lama's Book of Love and I was very much disappointed. Everything contained within read like so much claptrap, encouraging the reader to behave in an irrational manner."
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