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Read online How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life As human beings we all share the desire for happiness and meaning in our lives According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama the ability to find true fulfillment lies within each of us In this very special book the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet Nobel Prize winner and bestselling author helps readers embark upon the path to enlightenment with a stunning illumination of the timeless wisdom and an easy access reference for daily practice Divided into a series of distinct steps that will lead spiritual seekers toward enlightenment i How to Practice i is a constant companion in the quest to practice morality meditation and wisdom This accessible book will guide you toward opening your heart refraining from doing harm and maintiaining mentaltranquility as the Dalai Lama shows you how to overcome everyday obstacles from feelings of anger and mistrust to jealousy insecurity and counterproductive thinking Imbued with His Holiness vivacious spirit and sense of playfulness i How to Practice i offers sage and practical insight into the human psyche and into the deepest aspirations that bind us all togethe by Dalai Lama XIV

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How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life
Title:How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life
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ISBN:0743453360
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Number of Pages:240
Category:Buddhism, Non fiction, Spirituality, Religion, Philosophy, Self help
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The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality, The Art of Happiness, An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life, Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama, Ethics for the New Millennium, The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, How to See Yourself As You Really Are, How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life, Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World, The Art of Happiness at Work
Nearly every time you see him he s laughing or at least smiling And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling He s the Dalai Lama the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet a Nobel Prize winner and an increasingly popular speaker and statesman What s more he ll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life and that the very motion of our life is towards happiness How to get there has always been the question He s tried to answer it before but he s never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand Through conversations stories and meditations the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day to day anxiety insecurity anger and discouragement Together with Dr Cutler he explores many facets of everyday life including relationships loss and the pursuit of wealth to illustrate how to ride through life s obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace, How does one actually become a compassionate person What are the mechanisms by which a selfish heart is transformed into a generous heart The Dalai Lama s teachings on this essential subject drawn from talks he delivered during his epochal visit to America in form the basis of this universally appealing book p Author Biography His Holiness the th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of the th Dalai Lama As Tibet s leader in exile he has worked tirelessly not only on behalf of the Tibetan people but as a voice for human rights worldwide p p p, b Two great spiritual masters share their own hard won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity b br b b br The occasion was a big birthday And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu The subject was joy Both winners of the Nobel Prize both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet br br From the beginning the book was envisioned as a three layer birthday cake their own stories and teachings about joy the most recent findings in the science of deep happiness and the daily practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives Both the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu have been tested by great personal and national adversity and here they share their personal stories of struggle and renewal Now that they are both in their eighties they especially want to spread the core message that to have joy yourself you must bring joy to others br br Most of all during that landmark week in Dharamsala they demonstrated by their own exuberance compassion and humor how joy can be transformed from a fleeting emotion into an enduring way of life, Like the two wings of a bird love and insight work cooperatively to bring about enlightenment says a fundamental Buddhist teaching According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama we each possess the ability to achieve happiness and a meaningful life but the key to realizing that goal is self knowledge In How to See Yourself As You Really Are the world s foremost Buddhist leader and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize shows readers how to recognize and dispel misguided notions of self and embrace the world from a more realistic and loving perspective Step by step exercises help readers shatter their false assumptions and ideas and see the world as it actually exists By directing our attention to the false veneer that so bedazzles our senses and our thoughts His Holiness sets the stage for discovering the reality behind appearances But getting past one s misconceptions is only a prelude to right action and the book s final section describes how to harness the power of meditative concentration to the service of love and vice versa so that true altruistic enlightenment is attained br br Enlivened by personal anecdotes and intimate accounts of the Dalai Lama s own life experiences How to See Yourself As You Really Are is an inspirational and empowering guide to achieving self awareness that can be read and enjoyed by spiritual seekers of all faiths