Synopses & Reviews
This book introduces the mind, as distinct from the brain, and invites the reader to explore and develop their mind using scientific methods taught by Buddha. Geshe Kelsang explains how the problems we encounter in life do not exist outside of ourself, but are part of our mind that experiences unpleasant feelings. Learning to control our mind, especially our desire, is the only way to bring all our problems to an end.
What is Buddhism? is the third book in the Buddhism for Children series. The Buddhism for Children series invites children to make a journey of self-discovery and self-improvement to help them realize their full potential. The series aims to show how everyone, Buddhist and non-Buddhist, can learn something from the teachings of Buddha. The Buddhism for Children series consists of 4 levels ranging from ages 4 to 10 and over.
""Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a highly respected meditation master and scholar of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition.” -Spirituality and Health
“Geshe Kelsang Gyatso illuminates the very heart of Buddhist thought and practice.” -Booklist
“Geshe Kelsang Gyatso has proven to be a popular and accessible authority” -Library Journal
About the Author
We should know that although we want to be happy all the time we do not know how to do this, and we are always destroying our own happiness by developing anger, negative views and negative intentions.
We are always trying to escape from problems, even in our dreams, but we do not know how to free ourself from suffering and problems. Because we do not understand the real nature of things, we are always creating our own suffering and problems by developing and maintaining anger, uncontrolled desire, jealousy and ignorance .
We need to practice Buddhas teachings because there is no other real method to solve our problems of anger, uncontrolled desire, jealousy and ignorance. I am encouraging everyone, including children, to learn some important practical teachings of Buddha so that people can experience happiness all the time and can solve their daily human problems.
For this purpose I have prepared Buddhism for Children levels 1 - 4. The teachings of Buddha presented in these booklets are designed for children, but anyone who studies and practices these teachings will find a meaningful life.
-Geshe Kelsang Gyatso