Light Comes Through

Light Comes Through

Buddhist Teachings on Awakening to Our Natural Intelligence

Book - 2008
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Our thoughts and emotions can take us anywhere. In an instant they can bring us down or lift us up. If we don't attend to the mind, the source of all our thoughts and emotions, it can seem like a runaway train. Yet when guided by wisdom, our mind can lead us to awakening. How do we utilize this resource?

The Buddha asked big questions concerning the causes and conditions of happiness and suffering and how we can shape our mind and attitude to support our well-being. According to the Buddhist teachings, when our natural intelligence is sparked by contemplation and meditation, we discover insights into what true happiness means—and how to achieve it. The distilled wisdom of the Buddhist tradition leads us to clarity of mind, and step by step, the light of our natural intelligence comes through.

With the humor and insight he is known for, Dzigar Kongtrül engages us in a playful, and challenging, investigation of disturbing emotions, our relationships with others, the trap of self-centeredness, and the practicalities of working with a Buddhist teacher. Most important, he shows us the subtlest use of our own natural intelligence—its ability to recognize the nature of reality itself.

Baker & Taylor
Contends that the secret to achieving happiness and fulfillment lies in shifting the focus outward and showing a concern for others, and describes how to develop natural intelligence and innate compassion through the practice of Buddhist mediation and contemplation.

& Taylor

The author of It's Up to You demonstrates that the true secret of achieving happiness and fulfillment in life lies in shifting our focus from ourselves to selflessness and a concern with others, explaining how to develop our natural intelligence and innate compassion through the practice of Buddhist meditation and contemplation. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781590305676
Characteristics: xvi, 125 p. ; 23 cm


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LPL_IlkaI Aug 27, 2017

I am fairly new to the teachings of Dzigar Kongtrül, so I picked up Light Comes Through without knowing what to expect. I have to admit I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed his writing, his tone, and the wisdom he is able to relay so succinctly! This book is a lovely overview of Buddhist ethics, teachings within the context of the modern world as we know it. It is also a swift read that is told with tenderness and compassion. So, if you are looking for wisdom and comfort in the modern age, look into the Light Comes Through!

Jan 18, 2016

This is one of my all time favourite books. Ive read it over and over again! so many gems in this little book.


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